RELIEF AS TWO OTHERS AVOID INJURY IN BULL ATTACK WHICH KILLED FARMER

first_imgThe scene were local farmer Patrick Dowds was mauled by a bull at his farm in Burt. (North West Newspix)Two other men avoided serious injury in the gruesome bull attack which left a farmer dead and his twin brother injured on a Inishowen farm, it has emerged.The animal killed well-known farmer Patrick Dowds and then attacked his brother George, both 65, at their farm at Toulette, Burt on Wednesday.It has now emerged that two other farmers out searching for Patrickwere completely ignored by the bull when they went into a field during the search. However seconds later George was attacked and his life saved when thetwo men managed to pull him to safety.The surviving brother was released from hospital late on Wednesday night.He suffered a number of cuts and bruises and is sore but has notsuffered any long term injuries.Although there is no reason why the bull attacked the brothers, thereis speculation the bull was irritated after being dosed by thebrothers just two days previously. Local farmers speculated this could have been the cause of the attackafter the bull completely ignored the other two farmers taking part inthe search for Patrick.The bull, which was being rented from another farmer, has since been destroyed.Tributes have been flowing in for Patrick who was described as a“model farmer who lived for the land.”A close family source said Patrick was the more outgoing of the twobrothers who always enjoyed a joke and some fun.“George was a little quieter but Patrick was always up for the craic.The entire community is just devastated. “Himself and George never married and they lived together and farmedtogether for any years.“Patrick would have laboured away in England but is home for manyyears now and himself and George just lived of the land and for theiranimals.“Although they never married they were father figures to a lot ofnephews and nieces who will miss Patrick dearly.”The tragedy first unfolded on Wednesday lunchtime when George went tolook for his brother who had not returned since around 8am when he hadgone to feed some animals on their farm close to the An Grianan ofAileach historical site. George called to a number of houses of fellow farmers who joined himin the search for Patrick.The two farmers entered the field containing the bull and discoveredPatrick’s body at the back of the holding.But when George entered the field, the bull mad a charge at him andknocked him to the ground. Thankfully however, the other two men wereable to drag him to safety.A full investigation is now being carried out into the incidentbetween a number of agencies including the Gardai and the Health anSafety Authority.RELIEF AS TWO OTHERS AVOID INJURY IN BULL ATTACK WHICH KILLED FARMER was last modified: September 18th, 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:bullBURTdonegalInishowenPatrick Dowdslast_img read more

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Play Your Part: a TV series to inspire

first_img10 July 2012 Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part television series, featuring stories of ordinary people working to improve their communities, aims to inspire South Africans to start making those “small actions that make a big difference in the lives of others”. “Enhancing national pride, patriotism and social cohesion requires a collective effort from all South Africans, not only business and government,” says Miller Matola, Brand South Africa’s chief executive officer. “We want to encourage South Africans to play their part in community building and development, with small actions that make a big difference in the lives of others.” The second season of Play Your Part returns to the small screen on Mondays at 7pm on SABC1 from 9 July. The 24-minute weekly programme traverses the country in search of 33 individuals from all spheres of life who are doing their bit for the good of the country. Presented by Katleho Sinizasan and Mmabatho Montsho, the show gets to know these people, looking at where they work and live, and what they do. The featured folk inhabit all worlds, from high-end fashion and art to corporate success stories, inventors and athletes.Young scientist at work In the first episode, we are introduced to Palesa Masuku from North West, who won the Eskom 2011 Young Scientist award for her discovery of an alternative energy source, creating charcoal from marula nuts. When she entered her project in the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists, her ground- breaking research secured a science laboratory worth R25 000 for her school, JM Ntsime High. In addition, Masuku has been invited to the London International Youth Science Fair in August 2012, a gathering of more than 300 students from 60 countries. Charles Tau, a boxing trainer and manager from Lwandle in Western Cape, is also featured in the first episode. A former professional boxer, Tau has been running the Amandla Boxing Association from his gym for 15 years. Here he trains young boys from the age of seven at no cost as he believes he is doing his part to combat crime in his community. People such as these two are featured in each issue of Play Your Part. You will meet Tabo Mkandiwire, an acrobatic gymnast who coaches other aspiring athletes; and Claire Reid, a green inventor and the brains behind pre-fertilised seed strips that help reduce water wastage by 80% and who has created jobs for previously unemployed women. Other individuals highlighted in the season include Sifiso Dlamini, who is a self-taught takkie maker with five staff members; Tshepo Phakathi, who started a recycling business with a friend at the tender age of six; Benny Masekwameng, a celebrity chef who was inspired by his mother providing meals to construction workers; Kagiso Legobe, an adventure entrepreneur who offers learnerships to tourism graduates; and DJ Zinhle, one of the hottest female DJs in the country, who plays an active role in Fuse, South Africa’s first DJ academy.Inspiring New Ways Brand South Africa launched its new slogan, Inspiring New Ways, on 4 July in Midrand. A new television ad featuring some of the country’s most influential and inspiring people across all fields is promoting the new pay-off line. The organisation’s mandate is “to build South Africa’s nation brand reputation in order to improve South Africa’s global competitiveness”. Matola explains: “This is often about explaining and bolstering our international reputation in the world media and at various international events to drive international investment and trade.” He adds: “Firstly, let us admit that long before the theorising starts and long after it ends, already there are people who are building just such an inspiring and cohesive society, people who are playing their part to improve our communities, who reach out to fellow South Africans, and who inspire us by overcoming the odds.” One place the nation can start is by telling these stories and showing that achieving a better tomorrow and a better country is indeed possible. The people who appear in the second season give true accounts of how South Africans inspire new ways in their lives for those around them, he says. “To us at Brand South Africa, our positioning is not simply a slogan. It is an expression of our present-day reality and our future intent. It also reflects the reputation we seek to forge as citizens of a global village, as a nation that is constantly ‘inspiring new ways’ to create the society we want to live in by playing our part.”Social media tools This television series is one of many tools Brand South Africa employs to inspire and mobilise South Africans to contribute. Other tools include a mobi-site to ensure that positive stories can reach wider audiences. “Play Your Part has also developed Facebook and Twitter profiles to interact with South Africans, urging them to share their positive stories. In addition, Play Your Part clips and stories are uploaded on YouTube so that we not only engage locals, but an international audience,” says Matola. Alternatively, individuals who are willing to contribute their time, services and resources can log on to the Play Your Part website to find community projects near them. “Often people want to help, they want to give, but they don’t know where or how to do this. “Our website as well as the Facebook platform exposes South Africans to an array of opportunities to play their part in building pride and patriotism … contributing to social cohesion and living the spirit of ubuntu,” says Matola. Acting programmes manager at SABC 1 Sam Mpherwane says: “SABC 1 Mzansi Fo Sho prides itself on scheduling and producing programmes that tell local stories that resonate with our audiences. “Play Your Part is such a programme that looks at ordinary South Africans, people who have made a difference in the lives of their communities and the country as a whole . We encourage our viewers to watch Play Your Part and be inspired to do the same in making South Africa a better place.” Matola says Brand South Africa looks forward to growing Play Your Part across a number of other media channels in future and encourages businesses, organisations and individuals to take up the challenge. “We believe that as each one takes deliberate positive action to help, to teach, to grow, we are truly making ours a better country to live in.” And since July is Nelson Mandela Month, South Africans should ask themselves how they are going to contribute to their communities in honour of Madiba. Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

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Shark Week Scores LOLs with Facebook Connect Promo

first_imgIn 2007, Discovery Channel impressed us by embracing the social web in their attempts to promote perennial favorite Shark Week.Back in the day, a five-track DIY video mixer was enough to tickle our fancy. But we have gone the way of all users and have grown lazier over the ensuing two years. We now require our personalized videos to be mixed for us. Shark Week to the rescue! This year’s promotional coup pulls all kinds of data from a user’s Facebook profile to generate creepily personal results.At first, this year’s FrenziedWaters.com promo site was irritating and confusing. Until we clicked a link reading “My Story.”What ensued could only have been better if Discovery/Shark Week had let us embed the video. All we can tell you is that you’ve got to try it for yourself. The app mined a few bits of data to create a sort of video obituary/newsreel that was a strange reminder of how much personal information we really do publish inside that particular walled garden. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos jolie odell That being said, it is a crime against humanity that users are not able to download, embed, email, or even pause the videos that are created through this hilarious little app. With a little more sharing, this Shark Week promo could’ve been hugely popular.In addition to favorite programming from Shark Week’s past, this year’s lineup will include a two-hour docudrama of the true story behind Jaws and segments on sharks’ diurnal behavior and their favorite spots to hang out and maul people. Shark Week begins August 2. Try to get in the last of your summer beach outings beforehand. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#web last_img read more

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Married against my wishes, was living stifled life: Tej Pratap

first_imgRJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav said on Saturday that he was a “simple man” who was forced to marry “city-bred” Aishwarya Rai against his wishes and had been living a “stifled life” since their wedding in May. He filed a divorce petition on Friday. Tej Pratap is the elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, said he was not willing to withdraw his petition, which is expected to come up for hearing on November 29.Speaking to reporters in the pilgrim town of Bodh Gaya, where he made a brief stopover on his way to Ranchi to meet his ailing and incarcerated father Lalu Prasad, Mr. Tej said, “I had told my parents that I did not wish to marry at this moment of time. But nobody listened to me. Ours was a mismatch. I am a simple man with simple habits while she is a modern woman, educated in Delhi and used to life in a metropolis.”Ms. Rai is the daughter of RJD MLA Chandrika Rai. Her grandfather Daroga Rai was the Chief Minister of Bihar in the 1960s. The couple had tied the knot here on May 12 this year. The RJD chief had acquired bail to attend the wedding in Patna. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan were among others who attended the grand wedding.Asked about his decision at a time when his father is in poor health, Mr. Tej said, “I have been living a stifled (ghut ghut ke) life. How long can one go on like this?”He also said he has not been on talking terms with his wife for the past couple of months.Asked whether his younger brother Tejashwi Yadav said anything to him on the issue, he said they talk about politics, not about such matters.In his petition, he has stated cruelty as the reason for seeking divorce.His lawyer Yashwant Kumar Sharma said on Friday that the former Bihar minister had sought divorce on compatibility issues.He said the separation has been sought invoking Section 13 A of the Hindu Marriage Act under which either spouse can unilaterally seek divorce.Tej Pratap took the step barely a couple of days after his return from a pilgrimage to Vrindavan, from where he had shared on social media photographs of himself posing like Lord Krishna playing a flute surrounded by a herd of cattle.last_img read more

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Formula One: Daniel Ricciardo glory contrasts with Max Verstappen misfortune

first_imgDaniel Ricciardo’s unexpected triumph contrasted starkly with Max Verstappen’s latest early exit with mechanical problems as Red Bull pondered a day of mixed fortunes at Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix.To cap another frustrating weekend for the team’s Dutch starlet Verstappen, the 19-year-old was forced to retire on lap 11 with major engine troubles forcing him into his fourth retirement in the last six races.Yet Red Bull’s team were gradually snapped out of their misery by Ricciardo driving to his first victory since the Malaysian Grand Prix last season.”We were totally depressed after the first quarter of the race,” Red Bull principal Christian Horner told Sky F1. “Max was going faster and faster and (then we lost) him with an engine failure.”Daniel’s race then began to come alive. He was making great progress. He nailed it.”He was very consistent over those final 20 laps, found a great rhythm and was able to bring it home and close the race out. I think I aged about 10 years. There was every emotion you could imagine in that race.”We’re desperately disappointed to have lost Max but to get a win on this type of circuit is nothing we could have imagined. Max will be impatient but he’s had great pace and can see the car getting stronger.”Luck evens itself out. Daniel has had four podiums and a race win but I’m sure a big race is around the corner for Max.”After retiring in Bahrain, Spain and Canada, Verstappen has not hidden his frustrations with Red Bull’s recent technical issues, complaining after qualifying that the unreliable engine was limiting his progress.advertisementRicciardo, who has largely avoided the mechanical issues that have affected his team mate, was able to spare a thought for Verstappen.”We’re still not perfect yet,” the Australian driver said. “We got one car to victory lane but we haven’t had two cars finishing strongly since China. That’s a target for the team to get both close if not on the podium soon.”Max’s misfortune will turn around. We’re at that point in the season where, give it another couple of races, we’ll get closer and closer.”last_img read more

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Photographer S Paul bids goodbye with his camera

first_imgBy Kunal DuttNew Delhi, Aug 17 (PTI) Celebrated photographer S Paul, who died two days before his 87th birthday, left all his mortal belongings behind, except one — his camera.Pauls illustrious career spanned several decades, during which he shot some iconic images, capturing the dramatic quality of nature and human behaviour with equal aplomb.His love for photography was so intense that he always sported a camera around his neck. So, in his death, his family accorded him his most cherished treasure, the camera that served as his friend, philosopher and guide.The 86-year-old photographer, who was born on August 19, also celebrated as World Photography Day, was today cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat here in the presence of his family, friends and admirers.”As his body was being put into the crematorium, his son put one of his cameras on his chest, a symbolic and loving gesture that perhaps could be captured only through a lens, more than through words. It was a gesture befitting for a man who lived and loved photography,” said a photographer and family friend who attended the funeral.Paul died last night at a private hospital. He had been ailing for the last few months.The elder brother of renowned photographer Raghu Rai, he leaves behind an enviable body of work.In an interview to a photo magazine, Paul had once said, “Each of my photographs is like a child to me. I cannot compare them nor say that this one is better than the other.”advertisementPhotographer Ram Rahman also reminisced of his career and recalled the monochrome and colour photographs, many of which became celebrated images showcased at various exhibitions.Born in 1930 in Pakistan, Paul moved to India after the Partition.His affair with the camera began when he bought his first one — a Zeiss Ikon Nettar — and The All-in-One Camera Book, which he read from cover to cover over one night.The affair soon turned into a passion and eventually translated into a career that earned him awards and accolades, at home and abroad.He served in the photo department of the Indian Express for over 25 years, retiring from the paper in 1989 as its chief photographer.Other than the awards to his credit, his work was widely published across the world.He remained a prolific photographer till the end. And the last image of the photographer was, as always, with a camera on his chest. PTI KND BDSlast_img read more

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Bharat Army’s song for Rishabh Pant: He’ll hit you for a six, he’ll babysit your kids

first_imgRishabh Pant, scored his second Test hundred and became the first Indian wicket-keeper to do so, on the second day of the fourth and last match at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.Pant who will be remembered in context of the 4-match Test series against Australia for his chirps behind the stumps, let the bat do all the talking on day 2 in Sydney.Pant whose previous best in the series was 39 that he scored in the Melbourne Test, came out all guns blazing on Friday. Pant took the attack to the Australian bowlers as he kept dancing down the pitch to hit the Australian spinners over the infield for boundaries and runs.Before the start of play Pant was helped by Virat Kohli, as the Indian skipper gave the keeper a few throw downs.Kohli to Pant – Just helping out his mate go through the drills #TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/BkCvdpqAslBCCI (@BCCI) January 3, 2019Pant even inspired the Indian fans to sign his name from the stands in a special chant.”We’ve got Pant… Rishab Pant… I just don’t think you’ll understand… He’ll hit you for a six… He’ll babysit your kids… We’ve got Rishab Pant”- The Bharat ArmyPant has been involved in a banter fest with his opposite number from the Australian team, Tim Paine. The Australian captain has had plenty to say to Indian batsmen in the ongoing Test series. Not one to take a backward step, Pant has also given it back to the Australians.advertisementIn Perth, Paine provoked Pant with a dig that was caught on the stump microphone: “Tell you what big MS is back in the one-day squad. Should get this bloke down to Hurricanes… They need a batter. “Fancy that extend you Aussie holiday, beautiful town Hobart too… get him a waterfront apartment. Have him over for dinner.”Do you babysit? I can take my wife to the movies while you watch the kids.”Sure enough days later, Pant accepted the challenge and was photographed with Tim Paine’s wife and their two kids. The Indian and Australian cricket teams had been invited to the Australian Prime Minister’s house on January 1.Also Read | Pujara’s mammoth 193 sixth highest score by an Asian in AustraliaAlso Read | Clarke, Hussey weigh in on Vihari’s controversial dismissal: Don’t think he was outAlso Read | Siddle, Lyon and Khawaja back as Australia announce ODI squad for series vs Indialast_img read more

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Indian Super League: ATK appoints Antonio Lopez Habas as new head coach

first_imgAntonio Habas was on Thursday re-appointed as the head coach of two-time Indian Super League champions ATK for the upcoming season of Indian Super League season, the club announced in a statement.Habas, who returned to the club after a gap of three seasons, had left in 2015 after being in charge of the club for the first two seasons of the league.The Spaniard, who replaced Steve Coppell at the helm, had previously guided ATK to victory in the inaugural season in 2014 and also took the team to the semi-finals in 2015.Last season, ATK under Coppell failed to reach the knockout stages, finishing sixth in the 10-team points table.”I am very proud to be the head coach of ATK. I have always had the feeling that I will be back to train the team. I am sure that with the support of the fans, and us working together, we will get the recognition and the results that the club deserves. Success will be achieved when we aspire to compete hard and add to the professional growth of the club,” Habas said in a statement. GUESS WHO’S BACK??!!!#AamarBukeyATK #BanglaBrigade pic.twitter.com/5EH2vTX0cQ ATK (@ATKFC) May 2, 2019″I am glad to welcome back our new head coach, Antonio López Habas to the ATK family. I wish him all the best to carry our two-time championship legacy forward. He is an exceptional manager and I am hopeful Habas will lead the way for ATK with his unique strategies and his enthusiasm,” ATK principal owner Sanjiv Goenka added.advertisementThe 61-year-old used to play as a defender in LaLiga for clubs Sevilla, Real Murcia and Burgos CF. Habas has had an extensive coaching career where he coached the Bolivian national team and appeared with them at four Copa América tournaments. Habas was also hired by Valencia CF as their head coach in LaLiga.Also Read | Lionel Messi to lift La Liga trophy for the 1st time as Barcelona skipperAlso Read | Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas suffers heart attack while traininglast_img read more

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3 days agoMan Utd legend Neville: Solskjaer tactics spot on against Liverpool

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd legend Neville: Solskjaer tactics spot on against Liverpoolby Freddie Taylor3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Phil Neville says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer got his tactics “spot on” against Liverpool on Sunday.Solskjaer’s decision to play with five in defence nullified Liverpool’s attacking threat at Old Trafford for the majority of the game, before Adam Lallana equalised in the final minutes.”Tactically, Ole got it really spot on,” the England women’s manager told Optus Sport.”Five at the back, they defended the middle of the pitch really well, the three centre-backs, in particular, defended the goal really well, every cross that came in from wide areas they were set.”Just that cross at the end when it gets fired across the box. Rojo just lost a little bit of concentration and it got punished.”Liverpool did finish really strong and United will feel like that’s two points dropped.” last_img read more

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