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Picture Special: All the faces and smiles as the Star Wars festival comes to a close


first_imgThe ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival wrapped up on Sunday after three days of events across Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula and Co Kerry. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Speaking about the festival, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross said:  “The ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival was designed to attract visitors to explore the Wild Atlantic Way, not only over the May the 4th weekend but throughout the year. “With the addition of Donegal as well as Kerry as a location, this year’s festival highlighted all that the wonderful West Coast has to offer visitors.”Highlights over the weekend included an epic lightsaber battle on the streets of Portmagee, a performance from Dingle native and five-time World Champion Dancer David Geaney, who brought his hit Broadway show ‘Velocity’ to Ballyferriter and Yoda Yoga on Port Ronan Beach.Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Festivals, Ciara Sugrue said: “It has been a truly amazing weekend across Kerry and Donegal and I’d like to thank the local tourism businesses and all those involved in both areas for coming together to help us make the festival bigger and better this year.“Star Wars has created curiosity around the Wild Atlantic Way and raised its profile amongst fans both domestically and internationally and this festival and the content we have been able to capture over the last few days will only raise the profile of the region further, attracting more visitors throughout the year.” Clive Wasson was on hand to capture some of the events across north Donegal…Malin Fireworks at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way. Photo Clive WassonFireworks over Malin at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way. Photo Clive WassonThe packed car park for the 7.30 showing of Star Wars at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way. Photo Clive WassonPictured are Katie Cowell and Ronan Mahon on the good set for the late showing of Star Wars at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way. Photo Clive WassonWhich way is home? Star Wars Characters at Greencastle Planetarium at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Alien Invasion at the Greencastle Planetarium at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured are Sally Toland, Go Visit Inishowen showing one of the out of this world visitors around Greencastle at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured are Star Wars Characters and fans in Greencastle at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured James, Shaun and Harry white on the Selfie Hunt at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured are Storm Troopers and their leader at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured is Martin Smith enjoying the sunshine and drive in at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Pictured are Luke Weir, Seamus Coyle and Tony O’Connor at Fáilte Ireland’s ‘May the 4th Be With You’ festival on Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. Celebrating May the 4th (the day when fans across the globe commemorate the Star Wars Universe), the festival included a host of fun activities for all ages and sought to capitalise on the enthusiasm for the movie series, following filming for recent Star Wars films in locations along the Wild Atlantic Way.Picture Special: All the faces and smiles as the Star Wars festival comes to a close was last modified: May 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more


Anger as residents left without supply yet again following water burst


first_imgHundreds of householders and business owners in and around east Donegal today (Sun) are without water again following a burst pipe between Ballindrait and Tober. It is understood that Irish Water are currently at the scene addressing the issue.It is expected that the normal supply will return around 4pm on Sunday. Cllr Gerry Crawford told Donegal Daily: “The water from Ballindrait to Tober has burst and is off again this morning.“This is the norm here burst to fix, burst to fix, which results in no water supply to the community in these areas, who rightly feel that their right to a water supply is being completely ignored.“Irish Water has been informed and will repair but the necessity is clear. (They have to) replace the water pipe (and) treat this community with respect.”Anger as residents left without supply yet again following water burst was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more


A poor Sharks start, and a deserved end result


first_imgLAS VEGAS — The Sharks already knew they’d be without 30-goal scorer Evander Kane for their season-opening game with the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday. Then coach Pete DeBoer found out about an hour before the start that he’d be without two-time Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson, as well.Mix in the fact that the Sharks were starting three rookies against a highly motivated team many feel are the favorites to win the Pacific Division, and the Sharks clearly had a steep hill to climb.It …last_img


Tapiwa holds her own at Wits


first_imgTapiwa Shendelane advises her peers to believe in themselves and remember that education brings success.At the age of 15, Tapiwa Shendelane is the youngest engineering student at the University of the Witwatersrand ever.She received six distinctions in matric and believes age is nothing but a number – she goes to classes alongside her 19-year-old peers and interacts happily with them, she says.Tapiwa, who is from Thulamahashe near Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga, is one of three 15 year olds at the university. She initially wanted to study medicine but changed her mind at the beginning of January. Engineering really challenges her, she says.Her aim is to build her own engineering firm that employs others, so creating work. And she wants to take this expertise back to Mpumalanga, bringing much-needed development to her community.At the age of 15, Tapiwa Shendelane is the youngest engineering student at the University of the Witwatersrand ever.Her advice to her peers is: have goals, believe in yourself, and education brings success.Watch Tapiwa talk about her life:last_img read more


5 Awesome Production and Post Production Online Newsletters


first_imgIf you’re working in film, video and post production you’ll want to sign up to these free newsletters to keep up to date with the latest developments, cool projects and creative tips.There’s no reason not to be learning something new every day!  Take time to improve your video production and video editing skills. Here are five of the best free daily and weekly newsletters that will point you in the direction of all of the best content out there on the web. Don’t waste your time trawling for great tips when you can have them sent straight to your inbox.Studio Daily – Daily Fix or Studio/DirectStudio Daily has two free newsletters – Studio Daily Fix and Studio Daily/Direct. The first is a top notch daily hit of industry news: outstanding creativity, tips and tricks and plenty of other tailored content. There is always a daily video of either a short tutorial, a new trailer or something you’ve just ‘got’ to see. Studio Daily/Direct is a monthly round up of some of the most popular stories from the Studio Daily site. Always a good way to catch up on video editing and production tips and news that you may have missed first time around.Sign up for Studio Daily’s free newslettersFree Color Grading NewsletterPatrick Inhoffer’s excellent weekly newsletter is always jam packed with tons of great links to that weeks best color grading content. There’s always plenty of links to tutorials, color grading craft articles and a ton more on the business side of things, as well as a few ‘Sunday morning funnies’ too.  All enlightening and entertaining stuff.  It’s also a great place to stay on the inside track of what Patrick is up to and has got planned next.Sign up for the Tao of Color Grading newsletterArt of the Guillotine Email SystemArt of the Guillotine is a central hub of all things editorial.  Although its reach stretches a lot further than that, post production is definitely the focus. Essentially the ATOG.com site is a curated RSS feed of the very best the post production world has to offer ranging from editors personal blogs to professional outfits like PremiumBeat.  AOTG also posts plenty of its own content and to be honest, there is a lot to keep up with.  They’ve helpfully created a nifty email system that lets you create your own newsletter from their wealth of material and lets you decide when it will be delivered to your inbox.  Sign up to the Art of The Guillotine custom newsletter here and check out the intro video below:Larry Jordan – Free Weekly NewsletterLarry Jordan is probably the friendliest video editing guru on the web or so he seems from his info-packed tutorials!  His free newsletter dishes up plenty of great free video editing tutorials, articles and inside deals on his vast array of training material. There is also regular updates to his blog where in he shares his opinion on the latest trends in the post production industry. If you’re looking to learn more about Final Cut Pro 7 & X, Adobe Creative Suite and many more applications then Larry is your man. To sign up to Larry’s free newsletter just head over to his site and click the yellow sign up banner at the top.The Digital Production Buzz – Weekly EmailAlthough this isn’t strictly a newsletter in itself, the Digital Production Buzz’s weekly email lets you know what’s coming up on that weeks show.  The DPBuzz show is a great place to hear from some of the industries top experts on a whole host of fields, as well as get the low-down on some of the newest updates, releases and product launches. The show is often hosted by the friendly Larry Jordan and the effervescent Mike Horton. Sign up for the weekly emails by heading over to The Digital Production Buzz site and clicking the yellow sign up bar.Where do you go to sharpen your video editing skills?Know of another great post production newsletter?We want to hear your comments and feedback in the comments!last_img read more


Centre plans tourist parks for foreigners


first_imgThe tourism ministry is preparing a plan to set up 20 mega tourism parks across the country. It has already appointed a consultant to study the business model for setting up these parks, their locations and likely public-private partnerships.These self-contained parks will house hotels, food courts, adventure sports, entertainment avenues, convention centres and small markets.Under the proposed model, each tourism park will require 50 acres of land.An official said the idea behind these parks was to prolong the stay of a tourist, particularly from abroad, in a particular destination and provide them with all avenues for entertainment.Similar parks flourish in Singapore and the US, holidaying destinations popular with Indian tourists.The ministry will prepare a blueprint for setting up these parks and make funds available to the state governments, which will be the executing agencies. The government may have to provide land and related infrastructure, while investments will be made by private players.As international tourists are slowly returning to India after the global economic slowdown and Mumbai attacks, the government hopes to create better and hi-end facilities to hold their attention.last_img read more


No difference between Anil Kumble and Ravi Shastri, says Stuart Binny


first_imgAll-rounder Stuart Binny said there is no difference between former team director Ravi Shastri and new head coach Anil Kumble as both shared the same desire to win. He said Kumble is right now focussing on charting out a roadmap to victory instead of delving in the technical aspects of the game. (Kumble’s focus is on every player, says Shikhar Dhawan)”He (Kumble) has spoken only positive things at this point of time. He has not spoken anything technical, but on build-up to the West Indies series. A build-up to win the series. He is focussing more on charting out a roadmap of victory than focusing on technical aspects,” Binny told reporters in Bangalore on Saturday.Binny, 32, said Kumble knows exactly what is required of him because he has seen him grow for the last eight years. (Virat Kohli leads the way for Team India with yoga in Bengaluru)”I have known Anil bhai since the times when I played under him in Ranji games. He has seen my progress and he knows my game very well. He knows exactly what’s required of me,” he said.THE KUMBLE-VIRAT INSPIRATION Binny also said the combination of Kumble and Test captain Virat Kohli has inspired the team to think of winning the upcoming four-Test series against West Indies, starting from July 21. (Ravi Shastri hits back at Sourav Ganguly again)”It is all about balance. Virat is someone who has played cricket all his life, and Anil bhai encourages us to play positive and ruthless cricket. We are already thinking of winning West Indies series,” he said.advertisement’NO PROBLEM WITH UNDER-UTILISATION’ The Karnataka all-rounder, who made his Test debut in England in 2014, said he doesn’t get upset with captains under-utilising him in matches.”In Ranji cricket, I am used heavily as a bowler, but in international cricket I hardly get four overs, and sometimes I never even get to bowl and bat at number eight. I guess that is what is required at that point of time. There is no use getting upset about it. It is about getting that one chance which I get,” he said. (Virat Kohli-Anil Kumble combination will be potent for India: Greg Chappell)Meanwhile, fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar said his role in West Indies will be to take wickets with new ball and that he would like to quickly acclimatise to the conditions in the Carribbean.”My role will be to take wickets with new ball. We as bowlers have to quickly adapt to the conditions in West Indies, and playing two wram-up matches could help us in this regard,” he said.(With PTI Inputs)last_img read more


Govt to Increase Provision for Tertiary Funding


first_imgThe Government will be increasing provisions to the Student Loan Bureau (SLB) in the new financial year.Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, said that this will enable the organisation to provide more loan support to students, who wish to pursue tertiary education.“I believe that I can say that in the upcoming financial year, increased provision will be made so that those who have come to the level of tertiary education can be assisted by more ample availability of student loans and financing than has happened in the past. To me, this is a signal achievement,” he stated.The Education Minister was addressing the graduation ceremony for 67 teachers held on Sunday (January 13) at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, St. James.The SLB funds approximately 30 per cent of the island’s tertiary students. Minister Thwaites informed the audience that the Government had to find $2.7 billion this year to cover the obligations of the bureau.He said that despite the economic challenges, the Government continues to give priority to education, with the allocation to the sector commanding a large portion of the budget.“Jamaica spends 6.5 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 14 per cent of its budget on education, a higher proportion than any other country in the Caribbean region, except Cuba,…after paying the debts that are due, education gets pride of place,” he pointed out.The Minister argued that given the significant investment, it is important that the education resources are utilised in the most efficient way possible to get the best returns from the sector.“We have to look radically at the way we spend our education dollar and to determine the best way to ensure that we are getting the highest returns,” he stated.He noted, for example, that the Government spends upwards of $2.5 billion each year “to keep teachers out of the classroom” as they pursue advanced studies and that such spending could no longer be afforded.“Teachers, who seek to be upgraded for services in the leadership and in the particular specialties of the education system, will have to do so virtually and by way of the holidays and other mechanisms, in order to preserve your places in the classrooms, because we cannot pay for the locum tenens (substitute teachers) anymore,” Rev. Thwaites stated.The 67 teachers, from the Sam Sharpe Teachers’ and Mico University colleges had successfully completed the Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Master of Science in Reading and Language Arts, through the Central Connecticut State University in the United States.last_img read more


Googles sister company to help build connected community on Toronto waterfront


first_imgTORONTO – One of Google’s sister companies will help build a high-tech neighbourhood on Toronto’s waterfront.Sidewalk Labs, owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, won a competition to partner with Waterfront Toronto to develop the project — named Sidewalk Toronto — as part of the Quayside neighbourhood.Tuesday’s announcement, headlined by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, will see Google Canada move its headquarters to anchor the development in the city’s port lands area.“This will create a test bed for new technologies in Quayside,” Trudeau said. “Technologies that will help us build smarter, greener, more inclusive cities which we hope to see scale across Toronto’s eastern waterfront and eventually in other parts of Canada and around the world.”Few specifics of the development were available, but Sidewalk said the area will be a hub for urban innovation built “from the internet up” that will tap into Toronto’s tech sector to ultimately “improve the quality of city life.”Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet, touted both Toronto’s multicultural population and Canada’s immigration policy as part of the reasoning for choosing the country’s most populous city for a US$50-million investment.“You guys are the home for immigrants — excellent,” Schmidt said. “Try to remember that technology is powered by immigrants. I need to tell some people in America, so please continue.”Schmidt said he met with Trudeau shortly after the 2015 federal election. He said Trudeau came to him and said Canada wanted to be the next Silicon Valley, the world’s leading technology hub in California.“I hear this a lot from politicians, but somehow I believed him,” Schmidt said.So Sidewalk Labs bid on the waterfront project.“This is the culmination on our side of almost 10 years of thinking about how technology could improve the quality of people’s lives in the ways that have been defined already, whether it’s inequality and access and opportunity and entrepreneurship,” Schmidt said.Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said the development won’t just be another technology park. Mayor John Tory said the project will also allow companies to address problems such as housing affordability and mobility issues.Several months ago, the federal, provincial and municipal governments announced a $1.25 billion flood protection and waterfront revitalization investment in the same area.last_img read more


NAFTA unresolved steel tariffs hanging after Freeland Lighthizer meeting


first_imgWASHINGTON – To hear Chrystia Freeland tell it, NAFTA and steel are like apples and oranges.Canada’s foreign minister is in Washington this week to avert an economic storm that could see Canada sideswiped by crippling U.S. tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum — if President Donald Trump follows through on his latest threat not to extend an exemption for Canada and Mexico which is due to expire Friday.That is on top of the around-the-clock effort by Canada, the United States and Mexico to get a deal on a renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement — in time for the current iteration of the U.S. Congress, and ahead of what’s expected to be a turning-point election in Mexico on July 1.Freeland emerged Tuesday from a meeting with U.S. trade czar Robert Lighthizer with the threat of both problems still hovering in the oppressive Washington humidity.She insisted the steel issue remains separate from the renegotiation of NAFTA, a deal that Trump has repeatedly blasted and threatened to rip up.“Canada has said from the outset, this is in our view entirely separate from the NAFTA negotiation,” she said after her two-hour, face-to-face meeting inside the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the site of intensive NAFTA talks over the last several weeks.American trade analysts say there’s an obvious connection, but Freeland may be downplaying it in an attempt to bargain effectively.“Everything in Trump world is linked, ultimately,” Eric Miller of the Rideau Potomac Strategy Group, said in an interview Tuesday.“In that context Minister Freeland is making a big push for aluminum and steel exemptions,” he added.“The Trump administration could well say we feel we have made enough progress on NAFTA in order to give an exemption to Canada and Mexico.”If Trump follows through with the tariff threat, then it will have been in Freeland’s interest to separate steel from NAFTA to increase the ability to move forward with an agreement on the continental pact later, said Miller.Freeland and Lighthizer continued their discussion later in the day by telephone, and she planned to return to Ottawa on Wednesday morning.Dan Ujczo, an American trade lawyer with Dickinson Wright PLLC, said the main focus on Freeland’s trip has to be securing the steel and aluminum exemption by Friday because NAFTA’s not getting through Congress this year anyway.Many people inside the Washington beltway are betting on Trump offering up a 30-day extension to the exemption, following a past pattern of threats and then, extension. But Ujczo said betting on that this time would be folly.He said Trump has to follow through, otherwise his broader trade agenda with China might suffer.“That leverage from the tariffs only works if you actually demonstrate a willingness to pull the trigger,” he said Tuesday.“The president is deploying that strategy with China. I believe that he may do the same with North America and Europe unless they come to the table with an offer.”In the past, Freeland has said Canada wouldn’t take NAFTA’s demise lightly, and she warned Tuesday that there will be consequences as well if Canada loses its steel and aluminum exemption.“Our government always is very ready and very prepared to respond appropriately to every action. We are always prepared and ready to defend our workers and our industry,” she said.“Canadian steel workers should absolutely know that the government of Canada has their back … We are very clear in making the point, which I think frankly is common sense, that in no way could Canadian steel and aluminum pose a national security threat to the United States.”Mexico was not at Tuesday’s meeting.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been talking by phone with Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in recent days, despite dwindling hope of reaching a deal on updating NAFTA.Trudeau telephoned U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence on Tuesday to discuss the continental trade agreement and the potential steel and aluminum tariffs, but the Prime Minister’s Office offered no additional details of the call.The rules surrounding autos remain a major NAFTA sticking point, which has left stakeholders and observers alike skeptical that Freeland will be able to accomplish anything substantial during her visit.Freeland said that was a major topic of the conversation with Lighthizer, and remains key to cracking a complex negotiation.“There is definitely a path forward and we are making progress,” Freeland said.“The intense engagements we had both at the ministerial and official level for the past several weeks is evidence of how hard everyone is working on this.”last_img read more