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first_imgNeil’s stunning portrait.There have been thousands of pictures taken of iconic Fanad Lighthouse.But Neil Carey’s is up there amongst the best.Neil simply tags his stunning portrait ‘Last moments of daylight as the lamp switches on in Fanad lighthouse.’ THE GUIDING LIGHT IN THE SKYLINE ABOVE FANAD – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: August 25th, 2014 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:donegalfanad lighthouseNeil Carey Photographylast_img read more

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The power of a story on air

first_imgA good story has the power to mesmerise, and by tapping into this power Nal’ibali hopes to transform school experiences for kids across the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. Nal’ibali, with the help of local radio stations, would like the magic of stories to reach children in their homes.With so many South Africans living in areas where accessing reading material is far from easy, Nal’ibali’s partnership with radio stations will take the magic of stories to rural youth. (Image: Nal’ibali)Mathiba MolefeA good story might be the key to unlocking the untapped potential of South Africa’s youth attending school in some of the country’s rural and underprivileged areas.Numerous radio stations in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal have joined forces with Nal’ibali in an effort to bring these stories into the homes of school children in rural communities throughout both provinces.Beginning in March these radio stations will be supporting the new project, Story Powered Schools.  Radio stations will broadcast children’s stories in their respective home languages, as well as English, as part of their regular programming.Launched at the beginning of the school year, Story Powered Schools is a pilot project created with the help of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to bring Nal’ibali’s proven approach to literacy development to select rural schools.Over a three year period, the project will be working closely with more than 700 schools spread throughout the Ugu and uThukela districts in KwaZulu-Natal as well as the Maluti and Bizana districts in the Eastern Cape.“Stories and storytelling lie at the heart of children’s literacy development,” says Michael Cekiso, the manager of the Story Powered Schools Project.“While the Story Powered Schools project is an exciting way for Nal’ibali to expand its work with primary schools – and unlock the potential of the learners who attend them, the support of community radio stations will enable us to reach directly into the homes of the communities we are working with; allowing even more children and families access to mother-tongue stories.”Stories, particularly when read or heard in a familiar language, help children develop their language skills and imagination as well as developing their problem-solving skills, making them better equipped to succeed at school.Stories, particularly when read or heard in a familiar language, help children develop their language skills and imagination as well as developing their problem-solving skills, making them better equipped to succeed at school.Why radioNot many South Africans have access to books written in their mother tongue. According to Nal’ibali, statistics show that 51% of homes in South Africa don’t have access to leisure books and 85% of the population lives beyond the reach of a public library. This makes radio the ideal medium for enriching and engaging stories to reach those in impoverished rural areas.“Radio is a great platform for us to help educate our children. Our aim at Radio Sunny South is to inform, educate and to entertain,” says Radio Sunny South programmes manager, Mbali Mbotho.“To us, it is a privilege to participate. We hope to play a huge role in improving the literacy skills of our children.”If you would like to tune in and catch some of the magic you can have a look at the programming schedule below:Good News Community Radio: Wednesdays at 1:05pmUgu Youth Radio: Thursdays at 7:05pmRadio Sunny South: Wednesday at 9:10amRadio Khwezi: Saturdays at 8:00amInkonjane FM: Tuesday at 5:45pm and Saturdays at 8:00amLink FM: Broadcasting from April onlyGet readingFor those who would like to access the power of reading and stories in other areas around South Africa can visit the Nal’ibali website and mobisite.The Nal’ibali sites offer a wide range of reading materials and stories in a number of South African languages and tips and ideas on how to read and share stories with children at home and in the classroom.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Haryana pavilion nurtures local talent

first_imgHaryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki visited the Haryana Pavilion set up in the ongoing India International Trade Fair 2015 at Pragati Maidan in the national Capital. The Governor viewed in the products produced in the industrial units set up by women entrepreneurs.Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said, “Haryana Pavilion has been decorated as per the theme of ‘Make in India’. The progress of Haryana has been made explicit through the decoration. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’While looking at the stall of ‘Skill Development’, he added “This would provide employment opportunities to the youth of the state. He said that skill development should also be propagated and publicised in the rural regions of the state so that rural people could also be benefitted through it.”The talking dustbin  equipped with sensors displayed by the students of Manav Rachna University Faridabad also attracted attention. The Governor highly appreciated the foot wears  of Jhajjar and artificial jewelry displayed by women belonging to Gurgaon and Faridabad.Prof Solanki also over viewed the food products displayed by Haryana Dairy Development Co-Operative Federation , Vita and HAFED. Secretary of the Governor Neelam P Kasni, Resident Commissioner and Chief Administrator of Haryana Trade Fair Authority Anand Mohan Sharan, Administrator of Haryana Trade Fair Authority Shyamal Misra and various other dignitaries were present.last_img read more

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Absconding life convict falls in police net

first_imgA 27-year-old life convict, who allegedly fled from the custody of police soon after being admitted at a hospital here in June, has been arrested, police said On Saturday.The accused, identified as Karambir, alias Sonu, has been a sharp-shooter with a criminal gang and has allegedly been involved in several heinous crimes, including robbery and murder, police said.According to police, the convict is a history-sheeter and has previously served imprisonment terms in jails of Gurgaon, Faridabad and Sonepat. On June 27 this year, Sonu had developed some medical issue for which he was brought to Safdarjung Hospital here from where he had escaped and was nabbed on Saturday, police said.last_img read more

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Parq Vancouver ready to open at months end

first_img Monday, September 11, 2017 Parq Vancouver ready to open at month’s end Tags: Vancouver Travelweek Group VANCOUVER — Downtown Vancouver’s newest entertainment destination, Parq Vancouver, is set to open its doors on Sept. 29 with “a celebratory roll of the dice” on the casino floor at 11 p.m. PST.Parq Vancouver is the largest private development in B.C., with two luxury hotels, more than half a dozen culinary venues and casino.Guests enter Parq Vancouver from its second-floor entrance at Gate G of BC Place. On the sixth floor is The Park, a 30,000-square-foot outdoor space with more than 200 native pines. Parq Vancouver features JW Marriott Parq Vancouver and the DOUGLAS, an Autograph Collection Hotel. The lobby of the DOUGLAS has 178 rooms and 10 suites located between the seventh and 17th floors, and are designed for the experiential traveller, say developers.The JW Marriott meanwhile has 281 rooms and 48 suites located between the sixth and 25th floors, as well as Canada’s first Spa by JW.For dining Parq Vancouver will have eight distinctive restaurants and lounges, with a food and beverage portfolio that draws inspiration from the cuisines of the Pacific Northwest.More news:  A new low for no-frills flying: easyJet assigns backless seat to passengerThere are also more than 60,000 square feet of fully accessible and flexible space, with 13 ballrooms, boardrooms, and meeting rooms including the 15,604-square-foot Parq Grand Ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in the city.The second and third floor gaming levels – bathed in natural light by floor-to-ceiling windows – feature 600 slot machines, 75 table games, a poker room, and 11 exclusive salons for a private gaming experience.center_img Share Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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