KICKSTART YOUR FITNESS REGIME FOR THE NEW YEAR WITH 5K FUN RUN IN DUNFANAGHY

first_imgFITNESS: It has been a belly busting Christmas for a lot of folk – extra helpings of Turkey, boxes of sweets and over indulging in wine and beer have meant we have all gained an extra few pounds.With New Year’s Resolutions now being made – why not kick-start your fitness regime by participating in the 5k Fun/Run in aid of Scoil na Croise Naofa, Dunfanaghy! The Scoil na Croise Naofa, Dunfanaghy 5k fun run/walk will be held on Saturday 2nd January, 2016.Registration from 12pm in Scoil na Croise Naofa (opposite Holy Cross Church), with run/walk starting at 1pm sharp.Fee is donation to school funds.Light refreshments served in school afterwards. KICKSTART YOUR FITNESS REGIME FOR THE NEW YEAR WITH 5K FUN RUN IN DUNFANAGHY was last modified: December 31st, 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:5K FunDunfanaghynewsRunSCHOOLSportlast_img read more

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South Africa honours national heroes

first_img29 April 2011 President Jacob Zuma bestowed national orders, the country’s highest civilian honour, on 33 South Africans and four foreigners on Wednesday for outstanding achievements and contributions to freedom and development in South Africa. “We are honouring a distinguished group of men and women, who have displayed tremendous love and dedication for this country and its people,” Zuma said at a ceremony at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria on Wednesday evening, the first time the awards were held in conjunction with the country’s Freedom Day celebrations. “We are holding this ceremony on this important day because the National Orders recognize the highest contribution that individuals can make to the success or well-being of this country and her people.” The Order of Mendi for bravery was awarded posthumously to Sarah Gertrude Mary Christina Holland for providing shelter to orphaned children while also sacrificing her own life to save the lives of children who were in her care following a fire that broke out at her house last year. The Order of Mendi also went to the Matola Raid Martyrs, 15 cadres of Umkhonto weSizwe, the former ANC military wing, who were killed by the apartheid regime in Matola, Mozambique in 1981. Recipients of the Order of Ikhamanga, awarded for excellence in the arts, journalism, culture, literature and sport, included renowned photographer Sam Nzima, who took the famous photo of Mbuyisa Makhubu carrying the slumped and bleeding Hector Peterson during the 1976 Soweto student uprisings. Another recipient was athlete Josiah Thugwane, winner of gold in the marathon at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. “I’m happy to have been remembered,” the 40-year-old Thugwane told BuaNews. Thugwane said more should be done to develop athletics at school level, seeing that most children take part in track only at the beginning of the school year. “We need development,” said Thugwane. Among the recipients of the Order of the Baobab, awarded for distinguished service in business and science, was Reginald Dudley Ford for his work in the field of education and contribution to community service. The Order of Luthuli is awarded for extraordinary contributions to democracy, human rights and nation-building. Margaret Gazo, one of the women who participated in the Women’s March to the Union Buildings in 1956, held in protest against apartheid’s pass laws, was honoured posthumously. The award also went posthumously to Tsietsi Mashinini for his bravery and leadership in the 1976 Soweto student uprisings. The Order of the Companions of OR Tambo, which is awarded to foreign nationals, went to Helene Passtoors for her contribution to South Africa’s struggle for liberation democracy and human rights, as well as to former Brazilian President Lula da Silva for his contribution to South Africa’s democracy and for the creation of a just and equitable system of global governance. The full list of recipients can be viewed here. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Facebook fined 23 million for violating Germanys hate speech law

first_img 0 Politics Tech Industry Post a comment Share your voice Facebook logo. James Martin/CNET German authorities said Tuesday they had fined Facebook $2.3 million for violating the country’s hate speech law, alleging that the social network under-reported complaints about illegal content. The Federal Office of Justice said in a press release that a transparency report Facebook released for the first six months of 2018 only included “a fraction of complaints about illegal content.”This creates a distorted picture in the public about the extent of illegal content and the way the social network deals with them,” the agency said in statement.The company’s report was also incomplete because it didn’t include enough information about how the social network deals with illegal complaints, the agency said. The company also allegedly gave incorrect information about the feedback it received on the complaints.Under German law, which is called the Network Enforcement Act, social media companies such as Facebook are required to publish a report every six months about how it handles complaints about illegal content. Facebook can still appeal the fine. The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.The fine is only a small fraction of the amount of the money Facebook makes every quarter from advertising. From January to March, Facebook raked in $15.08 billion in sales.Still, the fine from Germany highlights how Facebook has been under scrutiny from regulators following a series of scandals around privacy, security and content moderation. The US Federal Trade Commission could hit Facebook with a record-setting fine of up to $5 billion for its alleged privacy mishaps, which would be the largest fine the agency has issued against a tech company. Tags Facebooklast_img read more

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Sazal Jain has all the quality to become and successful Music Producer

first_imgMusic production is not an easy job. Although the technology involved in music production has dramatically changed over the years, creative work has remained unchanged. To be successful, you must have music production skills.Sazal Jain, who is known for helping music artist, has decided to start his production house in a short time. But will it be easy to start a big production house in a day, well atlist we can say the relations which Sazal has developed nothing is impossible for him? But can he do good things with his production house?Why it is commanding because only love for music can not help you grow in this field. He has to deal with individuals from the record label, artists, and probably prima donnas.Sazal has to go through the details because one bad day can spoil everything, and that is the difference between producing a hit and flop song. It will be a daunting task for Sazal; he might need the people of this field who can help him in crucial situations.Sazal has to learn one more thing, and that is patience. If he remains calm and relaxed in every situation, then he will not face significant issues while producing albums. Then he has to be respectful to the people who are working with him because a good team can do wonders for the production house. After all, it is a teamwork.We feel Sazal Jain can come over the above problems because he is a capable person and very energetic with good relations with top names. All these things will help him progress faster than an ordinary production house. So we are confident if he starts his production house, he will get success for sure.Here’s wishing Haryana’s Icon Sazal Jain all the best for his future ventures. We hope it does more good things for penniless souls and artist.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

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PM urges Muslim countries to exert pressure on Myanmar

first_img.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday called upon the Muslim Ummah to lead the campaign of mounting pressure on Myanmar for creating conducive environment for sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh.“I urge the Muslim Ummah to lead the campaign of mounting pressure on Myanmar for creating conducive environment for sustainable repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh and ensuring accountability of the atrocities committed against them,” she said.The prime minister was delivering her statement in a Meeting of OIC Contact Group on Rohingya Muslim Minority in the UN Headquarters.The permanent mission of Saudi Arabia and the OIC secretariat jointly organised the event, where OIC secretary general Yousef Al Othaimeen also spoke.Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh underscores the importance of the OIC member states continuing to remain engaged in the United Nations system, including in the United Nations General Assembly and the Human Rights Council, as well as with other relevant international organizations to address the massive human rights violations against the Rohingya Muslims.“Above all, we need to solve the issue at the earliest,” she said.For homeless and hopeless Rohingyas, she said, she proposed five-point action last September for resolving the Rohingya crisis peacefully.“It is a matter of great regret that the repatriation process is yet to start,” she said.The premier thanked the OIC member states for taking some concrete steps over the year. “Our sincere appreciation goes for the formation of the OIC Adhoc Ministerial Committee for Addressing the Accountability Issue. Yet, there has not been enough tangible progress in implementing the resolution,” she said.Sheikh Hasina reiterated that the Rohingya crisis is a political one deeply rooted in Myanmar. “Thus, its solution has to be found in Myanmar,” she said.The premier said more than a year has passed since the Rohingya Muslims from the Rakhine State of Myanmar started crossing the border into Bangladesh as victims of ‘Genocide’ in their centuries-old homeland.“We cannot just ignore the plight of the forcibly evicted Rohingyas in one of the largest displacements in the human history. Currently we are hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas in Bangladesh,” she said.The premier said this tragic fate of our Rohingya Muslim brothers and sisters is nothing new and the current exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar to Bangladesh is the third major exodus and the biggest one.“Thus, repatriation of the Rohingyas to their homeland alone does not seem to be the sustainable solution to the problem, rather the aggravation of situation brings two questions before the prevention of similar incidents in future,” she said.These are the question of collective responsibility and accountability; and the question of ensuring rights and privileges of the Rohingyas by Myanmar, she added.Sheikh Hasina said it is the people of Bangladesh, who are bearing the brunt of the Rohingya crisis, time and again.“My government stood by the Rohingyas by opening the border and providing emergency support, having been guided by our morale and human principles,” she said.She, however, said Bangladesh’s resolution to humanity should not be penalised and the prolonged presence of the Rohingyas in Bangladesh poses serious challenges to its economy, environment and security.“As a responsible neighbour, my government has been engaging with Myanmar in finding peaceful solution, from the very beginning,” she said.The premier said Bangladesh has signed two instruments for repatriation of the Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar.“However, persistent international pressure can only complement the bilateral front to change the well-planned political position of Myanmar for annihilating an entire race,” she said.Sheikh Hasina urged the OIC to play more proactive role in mitigating the plights of the Muslims and said the OIC member states have to find out why the Muslims across the world are being subjected to repression, torture and eviction.“Why Muslims are fighting against each other? If there is any problem or discontent that should be resolved through dialogue bilaterally or regionally,” she said.last_img read more

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