DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgREPORTSOld Orchard Saturday DivisionArranmore United 3 Mulroy Celtic 2Arranmore travelled to Mulroy for this reversed game and were out of the blocks quick when they were awarded a penalty early from which talisman Gavin Mc Glanaghey made no mistake finding the bottom corner. Mulroy came back with some pressure after this and were awarded a penalty of their own on 30 minutes and Mark Griffin made no mistake from the spot. Conor Proctor and David Ward combined in the middle of the park five minutes later and Conor found Gavin who cut back inside his marker and curled a delightful effort into the far corner out of the reach of the home keeper. With half time approaching Mulroy pushed for the leveller but following a good clearance the ball found its way to Gavin Mc Glanaghey who got through one on one but the home keeper did well to save his low shot however Christopher Mc Glanaghey was steaming in at the far post and tapped home. Mulroy came out all guns blazing after the break and came close several times before Mark Griffin found space in the box to fire home with the help of a deflection. Conor Proctor and Gavin had chances to increase the lead but good keeping meant the score stayed 3-2. Mulroy pushed and pushed for the final twenty but just like the Irish on Thursday night Arranmore defended well for this period and held out for a hard fought win. Mark griffin was best for Mulroy with a team performance from Arranmore. Referee: Barry hunterDrumkeen United 3 Fintown Harps AFC 1Drumkeen continued their good start to the League campaign with a 3 -1 victory over visitors Fintown at S.t Patrick’s Park on Saturday Afternoon, Weather conditions were perfect for Football and it was Peter Brannigan who drew first blood when he put the home team ahead early in the first half , The visitors were having plenty of possession and got back on level terms shortly after through Brian Reilly. Drumkeen then took the lead when Ronan Carlin scored to leave the home team ahead at the break by two goals to one. Fintown began the second half strongly and Drumkeen goalkeeper Ciaran Bonner had to make two excellent one on one saves early in the half to keep the visitors at bay. The young keeper is proving to be a great asset to the team as the season goes on. Both sides were seeing plenty of the ball but it was the home team who made the most of it as goal a game man Peter McNamee struck again to put them further ahead midway through the second half. The third goal gave the home team a bit of a cushion as a one goal lead can make for a nervy end to a game for any team. In fairness to Fintown they battled away to the end but it was the home team who were creating chances and they could have added another couple as the game drew to a close, One of their better chances near the end was created by Aaron Doherty when he did well to set up substitute Michael Patton but his effort went just wide. Drumkeen had good performances all over the park with Goalkeeper Ciaran Bonner and Aaron Doherty particularly impressive while Pete Lafferty was best for Fintown Harps. Referee: George Clinton. Drumbar F.C. 0 Glencar Celtic 5(No Report Submitted)Orchard F.C. 2 Strand Rovers 1Orchard continued their good start to the season with a hard fought victory over Strand Rovers. Strand took the lead after 25 minutes when a long free-kick found Brendan Glackin in space and he found the net with a fine finish. Orchard dominated the second half but found Strand to be a difficult nut to crack. They drew level with 25 minutes to go when Micheal Doherty played a beautiful ball over the top for Niall Bonner and he nipped in front of the keeper finish from two yards out. Orchard scored what proved to be the winner five minutes later when Bonner found the bottom corner from ten yards out after his initial shot was blocked by a Strand defender. Strand pushed players forward in search of an equaliser and that left openings for Orchard but they were unable to find a third with Vinney Mc Laughlin and Gavin Mc Brearty coming close. Strand almost made Orchard pay for their missed chances when they hit the post in the final minute. Team performance from Strand with Micheal Doherty being the stand out player for Orchard.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionGlenea United Reserves 3 Erne Wanderers Reserves 0Glenea Reserves continued their good home form with a well deserved victory over Erne. Glenea started well and created a number of opportunities which they failed to convert until the 25th minute when Ciaran Mc Geady’s cross from the right was headed home at the back post by Sean Mc Cafferty. Glenea continued to put the visitors under pressure but only added to the score though Ciaran Mc Geady’s 40th minute close range effort after the Erne keeper failed to hold a cross. Erne almost pulled a goal back in the 44th minute when they struck the bar from a free-kick. The 2nd half was a more even affair with both sides finding it difficult to create any clear cut chances. Glenea added a third goal on 85 minutes when Ciaran Gallagher’s long clearance found John Paul Reddin and he fired past the advancing keeper. Best for Glenea was Sean Gallagher, Shane Ferry and Gerard Maguire, while it was team effort from Erne. Referee: Liam Mc Conigley.Cappry Rovers Reserves 2 St. Catherines Reserves 1It was the away side that started the better and got their reward in the 11th minute when Caolan Byrne finished off a good move. This goal sparked the home team into life and they got back on level terms in the 14th minute when Paddy Friel played through Neil Patrick Mc Daid who chipped the keeper from the edge of the box. The home side were on top now and got in front in the 36th minute when Conor Laverty played through Neil Patrick Mc Daid who made no mistake from 12 yards. The away team pressed hard at the start of the second half looking to get back level but couldn’t get passed the Cappry defence who were well organised by Darren O’ Leary. The home team were always dangerous going forward and went close on a couple of occasions through Neil Patrick Mc Daid. At Catherine’s tried hard to get back level but the Cappry defence held firm to give the home side all three points. Two team performances. Referee: Con Mc LaughlinCastlefin Celtic Reserves 3 Milford United Reserves 2Castlefin kept their unbeaten league run going after a hard fought game against Milford at Parkview. Castlefin started bright with Matthew O’Rourke coming close. Castlefin then took the lead after 26 minutes, Gavin Mc Nulty’s effort was saved by the Milford keeper but the rebounded off a Milford defender rolled into the net. Castlefin doubled their lead in 33rd minute, a Johnny Devine free kick found Gavin McNulty who flicked home from 6 yards. Milford pulled a goal back on the 50th minute, a mix up in the Castlefin defence saw Ciaran Blaney slip in to take advantage and finish low into bottom corner. Milford had a good chance to equalise on 62 minutes but Ciaran Gibbon’s effort was just wide. Castlefin increased their lead again on the 85th minute when Matthew O’ Rourke took on the Milford defence and finished into the centre of the net. Milford pulled another back on the 90th minute when Lee Burke had a good finish into the top corner. Referee: Brian O’Kane. Best for Castlefin: Brian Dooher. Best for Milford: Ciaran Blaney.Glenree United Reserves 0 Donegal Town Reserves 1In good footballing conditions it was the visitors who left Glenree Park with the three points after a 1-0 victory. It was a good spirited game with some quality football on show from a very youthful Glenree team and the home side will feel hard done by not to have at least taken a point from the match. In the 60th minute a mistake in defence by the home led to the away team getting the winning goal. Best for Glenree were Paddy Mc Geever and Glenn Gallagher.Curragh Athletic Reserves 1 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 5After ten minutes Curragh went one down follow some fine play by Drumoghill. Darren Gibson the scorer. Curragh came back strong holding the bigger percentage of possession for most of the half. Simon Cromie equalised on twenty five minutes. Curragh now limited the visitors to counter attack football but with only five minutes left in the half a long ball was misjudged by Patrick Kelly at centre half and Mark Gibson capitalised going in one on one with Curragh Keeper and slotting home. 2-1 half time. In the second half from a Curragh corner a long ball over the top sent Mark Gibson free and he applied another good finish when one on one with the advancing Shane O’ Loughlin in the Curragh net. Shay Mc Daid then added twice for Drumoghill before Mc Daid completed his hat-trick. Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCastlefin Celtic 1 Cappry Rovers 0Castlefin took all three points in a hard fought game at Park View. Cappry had the opening chance through Aaron Kelly but his effort went wide. Castlefin took the lead after 15 minutes, JP Malley done well to head into the top corner in a crowded box from a corner. Castlefin had a good chance to double their lead on the half hour. Damien Mc Anenny’s ball across the box fell to Barry Tourish who was unable to connect with it in front of goal. An even second half saw neither side have any chances. Cappry’s best chance to equalise was in 60th minute, the ball fell to Colm Melaugh who forced the Castlefin keeper Gary Mc Croary into a double save. Castlefin had a great chance to get another when Simon Mc Glinchey’s effort was cleared off the line. Castlefin held out to secure all three points. Referee: Marty Quinn. Best for Castlefin: Ronan Tourish and PJ Mc Menamin. Best for Cappry: Micky LaffertyGlenea United 0 Gweedore Celtic 3In fine conditions for football it was the away side that came out on top in this Gaeltacht derby. In the 1st half Glenea started the strongest with Aodhan Ferry, Dean Gallagher and Darren Mc Geever all going close to opening the scoring. The start of the 2nd half was a more even affair with Glenea creating a number of chances and Deejay going closest with a header for Gweedore. The game turned on 65 minutes when Gweedore were awarded a penalty which Shane Porter converted. Glenea pushed hard for an equaliser but continued to draw a blank in front of goal and they were punished on 77 minutes when Odhran McNelis got onto a through ball and slid the ball home. Gweedore completed the scoring on 87 minutes when Declan Doherty was on hand to convert from close range. Team efforts from both sides. Referee: Mick Langan.Kildrum Tigers 0 Milford United 1Milford left Station Road will all three points. Gary Merritt scored the only goal of the game after 15minutes. Kildrum had a great chance to level it early in the second half but Mc Gettigan saved well from Crossan. Both teams had a lot of chances but both keepers were in good form. Best for Milford Joey Cullen an PJ Hagan best for Kildrum were Brett Mc Ginty and Jamie McKinney.Kilmacrennan Celtic 1 St. Catherines 1For the first 15 minutes of the match both teams cancelled each other out but Kilmacrennan came out on top when Kieran Gorman came out strongest from a scuffle inside the box which led to a goal on the 17th minute. Kilmacrennan pushed hard and were the stronger team for the rest of the game with several chances on goal. St. Catherines had a few chances throughout the game but Kilmac’s keeper Jason Hegarty stood up to the challenge. Kilmac kept the momentum going in the second half and looked like scoring a few times but they were unlucky in their efforts. St. Catherines were awarded a penalty two minutes into injury time one of Kilmac’s defenders handed the ball in the box, Shane O’ Rourke scored the penalty to end the game in a draw. Great team performance from Kilmacrennan. Referee: Patrick MartinRathmullan Celtic 2 Drumoghill F.C. 1(No Report Submitted)Watson Hire Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1 Bonagee United 0The ‘71 got their first win of the season over a strong Bonagee side at a sun drenched Rab’s Park on Sunday. It was no more than Hughie Walsh’s side deserved as they battled hard throughout the game. They started the better with Niall Doherty causing all sorts of problems in attack and the big hit man should have put the home side in front on fifteen minutes when he broke the off-side trap and hit a great strike only for John Sweeney to pull off a great save. Eamonn Cannon was playing well for Bonagee in the middle and went close on thirty minutes with a strike from the edge of the box but Shane Sandilands made a great save at his near post. Kerrykeel hit the woodwork twice before half-time, the first from Sean Patton after a great run down the right side and then Niall Doherty direct from a free kick. Young Paul Gibbons put the ‘71 in front on sixty six minutes when he cooly finished from a great ball by Tony Mc Bride. Bonagee battered the Kerrykeel defence for the final fifteen minutes but couldn’t get past Liam Blaney and his solid defence who along with all their teammates put in a great team display. Best for Bonagee: Johnny Mc Ginty, Oisin Kelly and Eamonn Cannon.Referee: Brian O’KaneKeadue Rovers 4 Convoy Arsenal 4(No Report Submitted)Lifford Celtic 2 Cranford United 1Lifford gained their first points of the season with a hard fought win at home to Cranford. Lifford should have had the game out of sight by half time but wasted chance after chance. Cranford where dangerous on the counter attack and almost made Lifford pay but they spurned a great opportunity on the stroke of half time. From the restart Steve Devine robbed Cranford of possession and sent Colin Carlin through on the right wing. Carlin unselfishly squared to James Connolly who finished to the bottom corner. Minutes later Connolly grabbed his and Lifford’s second as he tapped home from close range following a Devine through ball. Cranford came more into the game as full time approached and almost grabbed a goal back as their No. 10 crashed an effort off the post from the edge of the area. With five minutes left on the clock Cranford got their deserved goal to set up a nervy finish but the Lifford rear-guard held firm for the victory.Lagan Harps 2 Gweedore United 1This game reversed and changed at the request of Lagan was played in Carrickboyle under the floodlights on Friday night. United will wonder how this one got away as they had five excellent chances in the opening half through Michael Barry, Ciaran Mc Fadden and John Mc Fadden however it just wasn’t to be on the night. Lagan’s only clear cut chance resulted in the only goal of the first half and it came in the 35th minute when a defensive error fell to Mark Hunter who excellently lobbed Shaun Mc Clafferty to make it 1-0 at half time. In the second half the home side went in search of the equaliser however Hunter looked dangerous on the break. In the 52nd minute Hunter was brought down in the United box and was awarded a penalty which Glen Gallagher scored to make it 2-0. United continued to push and were awarded a penalty in the 56th minute when Michael Barry was brought down in the Lagan box. Paul Doogan scored the penalty to make it 2-1.The home side continued to push however the Lagan defence lead by Ronan Gibson stood firm and held out for the 3 points.Raphoe Town 0 Donegal Town 2Raphoe welcomed Donegal town to the Deele College Grounds on a fantastic day for football. Raphoe started this game well and played some good football but were finding the Donegal defence to be in top form. The first chance fell to Donegal Town when Graham broke the offside trap but was denied by a super save from Micky Curran in the Raphoe goal. Donegal took the lead when a ball broke at the edge of the box and was finished well giving Curran no chance. Raphoe had a great chance to draw level when, after a great ball into the box, the keeper made a super save but question marks were raised as to whether the ball had already crossed the line. Raphoe were then denied after a short corner gave Laird a great chance but he shot straight at the keeper. The second half was a tight affair and chances were at a premium until Keelan Gillen was taken down in the box. Up stepped Raphoe captain Christy Bogle who sent the resulting kick wide of the target. This hit Raphoe hard and Donegal got a second when a long cross from the sideline evaded Curran. Team performances from both teamsCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 3 Whitestrand United 2This game provided great entertainment for those in attendance on a lovely day at Tymeen. Whitestrand started very strongly and were unlucky to find themselves behind on ten minutes when Gerard Mc Brearty tapped home from a clever Jamie Coyle cut back after a super through ball from James Mc Groary. Nine minutes later Letterbarrow again caught the visitors on the break when John Corley put the home side two up when he headed past the keeper from eight yards. At the start of the second half Letterbarrow were reduced to ten men when a penalty was awarded. Johnny Sweeney slotted home from the spot. The scenario was repeated ten minutes later when Johnny Sweeny got his second from the spot to draw the sides level. Whitestrand pushed very hard to make their numerical advantage count. The hardworking ten men got their reward when John Corley rounded the keeper on ninety minutes to score a dramatic winner. James McDaid, Gerard Mc Brearty and John Corley were best for Letterbarrow with Johnny Sweeney outstanding for Whitestrand.Eany Celtic 3 Deele Harps 3The home side started well and had a few chances to open the scoring but it was the visitors that got on the score-sheet first when Kevin Lynch stole in behind the Eany defence to slot home from close range. Eany got back on terms in the 35minute when a long free found the head of Stephen Griffin in the box. The Eany Celtic striker’s header hit the back of the net. Both teams had chances for the remainder of the first half with Eany shooting over the bar on two occasions. Deele went ahead again in the 60th minute when Gallaher found space in the Eany box. A determined Eany side fought back and had several chances but it looked like the game was heading for a 1-2 result. In the 85th minute a free kick taken by Pauric Mc Hugh found the Deele net to level matters. Eany then went ahead in the 90th minute when a shot from James Flynn found the top corner of the Deele net. Deele weren’t to be out-done attacked straight from the kick off and despite a goalmouth scramble the ball Shane Gallagher toe poked the ball into the net. A draw was a fair result.Dunkineely Celtic 1 Curragh Athletic 3A young and inexperienced Dunkineely team suffered a home defeat to Curragh at Darney Park. The game got off to a frantic start with the visitors almost taking the lead from the kick off but the effort was just wide. Dunkineely replied and on two minutes as Adrian Nesbitt had a shot from 10 yards tipped over. Curragh took the lead on five minutes when Neil Lloyd scored from the spot after the home team had failed to clear their lines and a Curragh player was upended in the box. The game was going from end to end and Pauric Mc Intyre shot over from a corner for the home team. Adrian Nesbitt had a great effort from distance go just wide. Curragh dominated the second half and took the lead on 50 minutes when a through ball was finished well from 18 yards. The home side kept fighting and Darragh Murrin had a great effort come back off the crossbar on 65 minutes. Dunkineely got a goal back on 85 minutes when a Pauric Mc Intyre shot from 20 yards was spilled over the line by the visiting keeper. Any hopes of a comeback were killed off two minutes later when a Barney Lafferty shot from 20 yards nestled in the top corner. Referee: Michael MulhernBallybofey United 0 Erne Wanderers 0(No Report Submitted)Glenree United 1 Copany Rovers 1Glenree hosted Copany at home and the sides played out a 1-1 draw. The home side started the brighter and created a few chances but were unable to score past a stubborn Copany defence in the first half. Glenree did break the deadlock early in the second half when Karl Mc Elhinney drilled home from a corner. Glenree had further chances to extend their lead but failed to do so and were punished when Glen Harron finished well from the edge of the box to equalise for the visitors. Glenree pushed for a winner but the Copany defence stood strong to guarantee a point.RESULTSSaturday 10th OctoberOld Orchard Saturday DivisionArranmore United 3 v 2 Mulroy CelticDrumkeen United 3 v 1 Fintown Harps AFCDrumbar F.C. 0 v 5 Glencar CelticOrchard F.C. 2 v 1 Strand RoversGlencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionGlenea United Reserves 3 v 0 Erne Wanderers ReservesCappry Rovers Reserves 2 v 1 St. Catherines ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves 3 v 2 Milford United ReservesGlenree United Reserves 0 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 v 5 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves Sunday 11th OctoberBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCastlefin Celtic 1 v 0 Cappry RoversGlenea United 0 v 3 Gweedore CelticKildrum Tigers 0 v 1 Milford UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic 1 v 1 St. CatherinesRathmullan Celtic 2 v 1 Drumoghill F.C.Watson Hire Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 1 v 0 Bonagee UnitedKeadue Rovers 4 v 4 Convoy ArsenalLifford Celtic 2 v 1 Cranford UnitedLagan Harps 2 v 1 Gweedore UnitedRaphoe Town 0 v 2 Donegal TownCT Ball Division TwoLetterbarrow Celtic 3 v 2 Whitestrand UnitedEany Celtic 3 v 3 Deele HarpsDunkineely Celtic 1 v 3 Curragh AthleticBallybofey United 0 v 0 Erne WanderersGlenree United 1 v 1 Copany RoversFIXTURESSaturday 17th October K.O. 2 p.m. ( Unless Stated )Old Orchard Saturday DivisionMulroy Celtic v Drumbar F.C.Strand Rovers v Drumkeen UnitedGlencar Celtic v Orchard F.C.Glencar Inn Saturday Reserve DivisionErne Wanderers Reserves v Cappry Rovers ReservesSt. Catherines Reserves v Castlefin Celtic ReservesKeadue Rovers Reserves v Glenree United ReservesDonegal Town Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesDrumoghill F.C. Reserves v Glenea United ReservesSunday 18th October K.O. 1.30 p.m. ( Unless Stated )FAI Junior CupMilford United v Gweedore CelticGreencastle F.C. v Kilmacrennan CelticCappry Rovers v Cavan CelticRathmullan Celtic v Killylough F.C.Drumoghill F.C. v Keadue RoversBallybofey United v Arranmore UnitedCastlefin Celtic v Glengad F.C.Kildrum Tigers v Clones TownCavan Celtic v Bonagee UnitedDeele Harps v Illies CelticTemple Domestic Appliances Division OneKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Convoy Arsenal (K.O. 2 p.m.)CT Ball Division TwoWhitestrand United v Eany Celtic (K.O. 2 p.m.)Letterbarrow Celtic v Glenree United (K.O. 2 p.m.)Erne Wanderers v Copany Rovers (K.O. 2 p.m.)DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: October 11th, 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 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

Reports Differ on Kansas Evolution Debates

first_imgHow is the debate over evolution in Kansas going?  It depends on whom you ask.  MSNBC News focused on personal attacks between board members (see also the Lexington Herald-Leader).  The Discovery Institute, by contrast, focused on the content of the new proposed standards that allows a “common-sense” approach for teaching all the science about evolution, including the problems with Darwin’s theory.MSNBC’s title suggests that both sides are bickering, claiming “School board members hurl insults at each other.”  But if you look into the article, the only ones hurling insults are the evolutionists; the other side is just putting up their shields.  All Connie Morris said was, after being insulted, “Had you attended, you would have been informed.  You would be sitting here as informed individuals and not arrogantly calling us dupes.”  The article claims Morris mentioned the moderates by name in print, but does not say she insulted them like the Darwinists did; she only derided evolution itself, the article says.  The evolutionists, though, called the conservatives “dupes” of intelligent design advocates and their decision based on “absolute and total fraud.”  Judge for yourself which side is acting with civility and responsibility.    The majority conservatives had invited the pro-evolution moderates to come to the hearings, but they wouldn’t.  The Darwin Party could have contributed to the discussion, but chose to sit and pout.  If they had been listening, they would realize that the Board is taking no position on intelligent design.  The new standards are very mild.  They do not call for teaching creation or intelligent design, but only for permitting critical thinking about evolution such that it is treated like any other scientific theory, not like a sacred cow.  No advocates of a scientific theory would worry about that unless their position was weak.(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

SA communicators call for mobilisation behind 2010 Fifa World Cup™

first_imgMinister of Transport Sibusiso NdebeleThrough the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, we can tell the story of Africa – tell her story because we are proud.At the fourth and final 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ communicators’ conference, hosted today by the National Communications Partnership (NCP), speakers including Minister of Transport, Mr. Sibusiso Ndebele and Dr. Irvin Khoza, Chairperson of the 2010 FIFA Organising Committee called for all South Africans and Africans to come together to ensure that we host an event that will be talked about by generations to come.“As a country and continent, we will need to pull together. The 2010 FIFA World Cup calls for unity of our people because together we can do more,” said Minister Ndebele. Dr. Irvin Khoza said that South Africans must realise the enormity of the opportunities that are being generated through the tournament. The World Cup will be delivered on a far bigger scale than the Confederations Cup.  To date, for example over 14 000 applications have been received for the volunteer programme.Dr Irvin Khoza, chairman of the 2010 FIFAWorld Cup Organising Committee According to Khoza, the psychological readiness of the nation is critical. “There is one show on the road at the moment and a psychological adjustment from all South Africans is needed.”Khoza said that South Africans need to be thinking of the World Cup as a 30 day commercial for the country that will be watched by billions around the globe. “The extent to which the tournament changes lives will be largely determined by the degree to which we use the tournament to build up to 2010.”The 11th June 2010, with the opening of the World Cup is arguably South Africa’s next defining moment. Historically, we have successfully hosted Rugby and Cricket World Cups, continental and global football tournaments, global conferences and four peaceful democratic elections, but never anything on a scale that is arguably larger than the Olympics.Khoza affirmed that the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee has a very good understanding of what is needed for next year’s event. “We must be relentlessly positive,” he said. “As South Africans, we have the tendency to be self critical. We should see everything in perspective and importantly, see the positive stories.” He referred to outstanding progress that has been made by 2010 FIFA Organising Committee over the past five years, through the building of six new stadiums in less than four years and the potential legacy that will be generated in terms of job creation, tourism, trade and investment.“We must be proactive and stay ahead of the story – not merely reacting to everything being said,” he added. The 2010 story is one of a continent that is being redefined in a historic way.“We must be Pan-African,” Khoza concluded. “South Africa 2010 must be pan-African in word and deed, as we stage a tournament that inspires all of Africa.” This tournament must ensure that our African teams feel like they are playing at home, as we celebrate Africa’s home-grown heros.” From Cape to Cairo, Khoza reiterated that Africa must stand together as never before –  to create a sweet chorus singing the same song in perfect harmony.“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,” Khoza concluded. About the International Marketing of South Africa (Brand South Africa) The International Marketing Council of South Africa was established in August 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand image for South Africa. At that time, the world was unsure about what to think of South Africa, with many different messages being sent out by various sources. This did very little to build the country’s brand and it was evident that to attract tourism and investment there was a need to co-ordinate marketing initiatives to make them more effective. This led to the creation of the IMC, whose main objective is the marketing of South Africa through the Brand South Africa campaign.  There are many benefits to having a consolidated brand image, with the most important being that a consistent Brand South Africa message creates strategic advantages in terms of trade and tourism for the country in an increasingly competitive marketplace.About the National Communications Partnership Government Communications (GCIS) and the IMC are the custodians of the NCP. This partnership is aimed at forging alignment of communication among government and private-sector marketing and communication specialists.For further information:Margaret DingaloDirector: Stakeholder RelationsInternational Marketing Council of South AfricaTel: +27 11 483 0122last_img read more

Twitter and Webshots Veterans Launch New E-Mail API

first_imgMessage Bus is a new company that will offer an API for sending e-mail. It sounds like SendGrid or Amazon SES (see our coverage of SES for more competitors in this area). According to the blog post announcing the project, the team is focusing on an agnostic messaging architecture, “at the plumbing level, Twitter’s road not taken.”Message Bus was founded by CTO Jeremy LaTrasse, former operations manager at Twitter and President Narendra Rocherolle and CEO Nick Wilder, both formerly of Webshots and 30Box.The company sees itself as part of a growing community of “infrastructure apps.”  The term infrastructure apps was coined by Gary Orenstein at GigaOM to refer to apps like Twilio (coverage), Loggly (coverage), SimpleGeo (coverage), New Relic (coverage), Urban Airship (coverage) and Dasient (coverage).From the announcement:There’s not much more information available on the service than that.Email is first. It is mission critical and yet suffers from a chronic opaqueness when it comes to data and analytics. We have crossed the threshold where maintaining and administering email systems for companies large and small no longer makes financial sense. Message Bus reduces messaging to a simple API call. That’s it. You hand us a message and we deliver it with real-time reporting. Think of us as your digital FedEx.It was incubated at The Start Project, and just completed a $3 million round of series A funding from True Ventures.Disclosure: SendGrid is a sponsor of ReadWriteWeb.Photo by Alex Perkins Tags:#cloud#saas Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… klint finleycenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Find Any Wind Turbine in the U.S.

first_imgThe U.S. Geological Survey has just made it a lot easier to get the details on the country’s flourishing wind-power industry.An interactive online map called the WindFarm Mapping Application posted by the USGS shows every wind farm in the country and offers details on each of the 47,000 turbines. By zooming in and pinpointing a specific turbine, visitors can find out how the high tower is, what the rated capacity of the turbine is and when the turbine went online.Wind turbines currently provide about 3% of the country’s total electricity, the USGS says. That translates to 140 billion kWh of electricity in 2012, or enough to power 12 million homes.The USGS wanted to learn more about the impact the industry was making on wildlife, such as bird and bats, as well as the environment. The first step was to find out exactly where wind turbines were located, and here the USGS ran into a problem.“Prior to this study, there was no publicly available national-level data set of wind turbines,” the web site explains. “There were maps that showed turbines locations in a few states, and there were national-level maps that showed wind power facilities, but not individual turbines, or information about those turbines, such as height, blade length, or energy producing capacity.”WindFarm shows turbine locations as of July 2013. Users can search for data in a number of ways, including zip code and place names. The application is easy to use, with intuitive commands. But if you get stuck or want to learn more about the fine points of data searches, there’s a tutorial at the USGS site.last_img read more

Publishing Gun-Owner Names: Can Public Information Be Too Public?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Government#politics#privacy Related Posts On December 23, the Journal News published an interactive map showing the names and addresses of all pistol-permit holders in two New York counties. Some 43,000 comments later, the battle over the paper’s move rages on. Incensed gun owners claimed the article made their homes targets for thieves and drew unwarranted attention to them “like it was some sort of sex offender registry.” More than 20,000 people responded by circulating the author’s address, phone number on social media in a “How do YOU like it?” strategy.It didn’t end there. On January 3, Putnam County officials refused the paper’s request for its pistol permit records, citing the risk of “endangering citizens.”Is it Legal?The fight will probably go to the courts, and the county will probably lose, because the newspaper is perfectly within its legal rights to publish the information. The information was obtained legally, and everything published was available, for free, to any resident who asked.According to Mark Rumold, a staff attorney with the Electronic Frontiers Foundation, the issue is cut-and-dried: “I can say, in no uncertain terms, that publishing the information was legal and squarely protected by the First Amendment. Whether or not publishing the information was the right thing to do, or smart, or in the public interest, is probably a question of journalism ethics that I’m not qualified to answer.”Another criticism – leveled at both the newspaper that published the data and the gun owners who later published the author’s address – is that it’s a question of “intent.” According to that argument, if the intent of the publication was to shame the named parties, the First Amendment doesn’t protect that.Again, Rumold dismisses the argument: “The First Amendment, if it protects anything, certainly protects the publication of truthful, lawfully obtained information about a topic of significant public interest. That protection includes shielding a newspaper from civil liability – for example, for violations of privacy.” He adds that the line gets blurry in some “edge cases,” such as publicizing a rape victim’s name, but, in his opinion, “this case doesn’t even approximate that level of privacy intrusion.” So until someone comes out and says “Let’s all meet at 5pm to steal their guns,” Uncle Sam is fine with it.But Is It Right?As ReadWrite’s Fruzsina Eördögh pointed out in a recent article on minors’ privacy rights, having the ability to do something isn’t a green light to go ahead and do it. Journalists choose not to print information all the time, if they believe that information could cause harm.Legal does not equal ethical.Clearly, the paper published the list to attract readers, and that worked in spades. It’s less obvious that it considered the additional ramifications of its actions. Still, all of the permit holders referenced in the article are over 21 and (one would hope) aware of the fact that their permits were open to the public. If they were not made aware of that fact, the fault lies with the permitting system – not the newspaper. Rumold agrees: “In my opinion, for those upset about the publication of the information, I think their grievance is with New York’s legislature’s for making the information a public record.”What Happens Next?Governing bodies clearly have failed to anticipate the kind of proactive publication modern technology allows. While publishing a database of public information may be perfectly legal, it could very well cause unintended headaches. Over the next few years, we’ll probably see a lot more protections against massive data aggregation pop up in the form of data throttling or outright bans on publication, followed by court challenges to all those moves.We’ll see how that all plays out, but for now, it looks like the press has the advantage.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img cormac foster Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Chhattisgarh Maoist attack: Time’s up for Raman Singh, says Congress

first_imgThe BJP has lost moral authority to remain in power in Chhattisgarh, the Congress said on Sunday, a day after Maoists killed four CRPF soldiers in Bijapur district on Saturday. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the countdown for Chief Minister Raman Singh to step down had begun. “We do salute the courage and valour of our jawans. But the scared, cowardly, frustrated, clueless and directionless Raman Singh government in the State and the Modi dispensation at the Centre have no moral right to rule… They have left the reins of government to terrorist and Naxals,” he said. In return for the sacrifices of the security forces, the BJP government offered ‘jumla.’ Note ban From 2016 to 2017, the number of security men killed had risen from 106 to 130. The figures for 2018 were grimmer. “…Chief Minister Raman Singh was among the first to claim that demonetisation would wipe out Naxal funds… The truth is that after demonetisation, there has been 30 major Naxal attacks and 120 security men and 150 civilians have been killed,” he added. Voting will be held in 18 constituencies on November 12 in the first phase of the Assembly elections in the State.last_img read more