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DONEGAL SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR TAKES STATES BY STORM

first_imgA CO Donegal actor is being lauded by the critics in America.James Conway, from Rathmullan, has the staring role of Brutus in Arizona Reparatory Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, and a review in the Arizona Daily Star (link included below) started with the words “Remember this name: James Conway He has star power.”James is the son of the late Frances Conway and James Conway Snr. A chair in the Marhoney Theatre where he performs is dedicated to his late mother – It reads  “In Loving Memory of Frances Conway”.James Jnr is a senior at the University of Arizona.And there is no-one more supportive that his dedicated father, James, who has been nothing but incredibly supportive and present for every performance of his son.  Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily  http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/az-rep-presents-powerful-julius-caesar/article_df545fcd-26f4-53ed-9da8-eb18781cc89f.html DONEGAL SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR TAKES STATES BY STORM was last modified: March 4th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 SHAKESPEAREAN ACTOR TAKES STATES BY STORMRathmullanlast_img read more

Purify signs to NDNU

first_imgBobbie Purify, former Eureka High and College of the Redwoods basketball player, signed a letter of commitment to head to Belmont to join Notre Dame de Namur’s program in the fall.Purify, a kinesiology major, said NDNU’s kinesiology program along with the opportunity to keep playing the game she loves made the decision a clear one.“I had offers from some out of state schools but I wanted to be able to continue in my major,” she said. “I think NDNU is a good fit for me.”The versatile guard …last_img

Invest in Africa, Zuma tells business

first_img8 May 2013 President Jacob Zuma, addressing the South Africa-Nigeria Business Forum in Cape Town on Tuesday, encouraged South African companies to do more business in Nigeria and on the continent. Zuma told the high-profile gathering of South African and Nigerian government and business leaders that the government had put a number of measures in place to support outward investments by local companies, including the relaxation of cross-border financial regulations and tax requirements. Noting that similar measures applied to foreign companies wanting to invest in African countries using South Africa as their base, Zuma said the South African Reserve Bank had over the last few years approved nearly a thousand “large investments” into 36 African countries. Tuesday’s forum, hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry, coincided with the state visit of Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, and also preceded Wednesday’s opening of the World Economic Forum on Africa meeting in Cape Town. Earlier on Tuesday, Jonathan and Zuma held talks in Cape Town, after which Nigeria and South Africa signed a raft of cooperation agreements. Jonathan, also addressing the business forum, said it was imperative for Africa’s two biggest economies to work together for the advancement of the continent. Zuma echoed this, saying South Africa and Nigeria needed “to work together and complement each other, to push an African agenda which puts regional economic integration, economic and infrastructural development at the forefront. “Already, the economic linkages are encouraging,” Zuma said, with over 100 South African companies currently doing business in Nigeria, and a number of Nigerian companies having shown “keen interest” in investing in South Africa. The two countries set up a bi-national commission in 1999, at the same time signing a bilateral trade agreement and a promotion and protection of investment agreement. Zuma told the forum that Jonathan’s visit, and the World Economic Forum on Africa meeting, both came at a time when the outlook for the continent was highly positive. “Over the last decade, six of the world’s 10 fastest growing economies were in Africa,” Zuma said, and sub-Saharan Africa, with an expected annual growth of five percent, was projected to continue its move from a developing region to a hub of global growth. The process of establishing a continental free trade area – bringing together the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the Southern African Development Community and the East African Community – “should encourage the business sector to look even more favourably within the continent for investments”, Zuma said. “This will be Africa’s biggest free trade bloc, with a single continent-wide market estimated to be worth a trillion US dollars. The 26 African countries involved have an aggregate GDP of $860-billion and a combined population of 600 million people.” South Africa and Nigeria had to ensure that their economic success “contributes visibly to the ultimate goal of a successful and prosperous continent,” Zuma said. “As the business community in the two countries, you have our full support. We urge you to invest in the continent, and more directly, in South Africa and Nigeria, and boost African growth and development while obtaining returns on your investment.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ohio’s crop dusters aim for perfection during S.A.F.E. event

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rarely do images of flight come to mind when thinking of agriculture. For some agriculturalists though, their daily work is amid the blue skies.Agricultural aviation is an enterprise not for the faint of heart. Much like farmers, this select group of pilots deals with high-cost and high-tech matters every day and puts in long hours during the heat of the season.Ohio has a rich history of aerial application. The first known use of heavier-than-air machinery for the dispersal of products occurred at a farm near Troy where lead arsenate was spread to kill catalpa sphinx caterpillars in 1921. Since then, the industry has thrived in Ohio, now home to several full-time operators. There have been many changes through the years.As cover crops have increased in popularity, they have become a more important part of the aerial application business for Mark Gaerte of Gaerte Ag Service in northwest Ohio who serves as president of the Ohio Agricultural Aviation Association.“The outlook is positive,” Gaerte said. “Grain prices might be down here in the nation, but I think the cover crop sector is picking up for most aerial applicators in the state and across the Midwest. Things look up for us like that. We are busiest from day to day July through September. It goes from corn fungicide spraying that first week of July until almost the end of August and goes right into dry cover crop seeding from then on out. It depends on the weather obviously. We end up seeding it up until October. I’ve gone as late as October, some in November. It’s always different.”Luther Gibbs and his son Brian Gibbs are a father-son team running Gibbs AeroSpray close to Lake Erie.“We live up near Fremont, Ohio. Up along the Lake we spray row crops, some vegetable stuff — cabbage, pickles, a few tomatoes,” Luther said. “Dad started the spraying business in 1952 when the Heinz company opened, H.J. Heinz, and then we just progressed on from there.”Brian Gibbs is the third generation to fly above Ohio’s fields in the family business.“There’s a lot of pride involved. You want to do the best job you can do for the farmers around. A lot of our customers have been around since my grandpa was spraying so I enjoy just getting to know everybody and doing the best job we can do for them,” Brian said. “We’ve had a pretty dry spring overall so far. As far as the wheat acres, a lot of guys were able to get in and topdress it with their own equipment. Work’s been picking up a little bit with alfalfa weevil spraying for bugs. We usually get into spraying some wheat fungicide. But all in all, guys are probably going to be rounding out planting and it looks like it’s been a pretty good spring for everybody so far.”There are several important issues at the center of the ag aviation world currently.“New regulations on the Waters of the U.S. — we have to worry about that a little more. I noticed the other day we passed some creeks that actually had signs posted that said Waters of the U.S. and I have never seen that before,” Luther said. “But I think the farmer is going to have to start paying attention to that.”Being involved in such a small career field, crop dusters often find themselves commonly sharing stories and recommendations with their fellow pilots. It’s clear there’s very little bad blood to be had within the tightknit Ohio group.Ohio’s aerial applicators — more often known as crop dusters — recently gathered at the Morrow County Airport, base of operations for Fisher Ag Service, to take part in Operation SAFE. The event offers networking opportunities, but more importantly helps to ensure the use of application technology is as efficient and accurate as possible. SAFE in this case stands for Self-regulating Application and Flight Efficiency and is put on by the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA).According to the NAAA, aerial application accounts for about 20% of all applied crop protection products on commercial farms and nearly 100% of forest protection applications. The numbers also show there are around 1,350 aerial applicator businesses in the U.S. with the average pilot having 21.3 years of experience within the industry. The price of ag aircraft can range anywhere from $100,000 to $1.5 million.With those dollar amounts in mind, it’s clear why crop dusters want to get the very most out of their equipment and provide the best possible service to the producer on the ground through efforts like SAFE.“We’ve been in business for about 24 years. Single pilot, single-plane operation — I’m everything fromA Cessna crop duster waits its turn in the hanger.chief pilot to the gas boy and everything in between,” said Roger Trump, who runs an aerial applicator business in western Ohio near Greenville. “You’re able to give your customer a better quality job by running the aircraft through a test pattern like this. Because with the aerodynamics, sometimes even though you stand behind the airplane and look at the placement of the nozzles on the booms and everything, you say ‘well that looks good.’ But with the aerodynamics and the air churning around the aircraft, sometimes it’s not as good as it looks and this actually tests the pattern on the ground so you can shuffle the nozzles to where the need to be to get as even an application as possible.“One of the issues that we have to be very conscious of and concerned about is drift of chemical off target — making sure it stays in the field where we put it — and just being a good steward of the environment for the community and the country.”The SAFE event is focused on implementing the best technology to better serve farm customers. Dennis Gardisser is president of WRK — one of the few companies in the world that deals with aerial application technology. The SAFE program in Morrow County marked the 31st event of its kind this spring alone for the Arkansas-based business.“We’re here today working with the agricultural aviation industry to do two major things. One is to help them with spray applications and one is to help them with their dry material distributions. In the spray applications we collect a sample dynamically exactly as they would in the field, but we’re able to analyze that because we put a tracer in the water and we have a collection medium that’s 150 feet wide,” Gardisser said. “Once we’ve done that we know what the correct swath width is and we know how uniform they’re applying the material so that we get everything evenly in the field. We also put out collectors so we know what their droplet spectrum is, so when we go to the fields to work with the producers and they buy the chemical, then that chemical is placed in the field at the correct rate, at the correct droplet size. They get high efficacy for good plant or pest control and they have good safety when they don’t have small droplets.“It’s a way for them to test those materials at the start of the season and be ready. In addition, there’s a lot of dry materials put out — fertilizers and seed — and so we have a dual set of equipment where we’re able to analyze the distribution of those. We can determine the rate as well as the swath width and uniformity of those as well. All of these measures are voluntary. The pilots are paying my firm to be here to do this, and they’re hoping to be very competitive and provide the clients they work for the best service possible.”The event helps to improve the industry in Ohio and ultimately the performance on the ground for farmers.“We have a good bunch of people here in Ohio flying spray planes. I’m not saying other areas of the country don’t, but one of the things in Ohio is that the aerial applicators kind of work with each other,” Trump said. “In other parts of the country, it becomes more of ‘well whatever I can do to get one over on my competitor who’s one or two counties away.’ But we don’t see too much of that attitude here in Ohio. It’s more of a cooperation attitude and I appreciate that — I think that’s great that we have that type of environment among our aerial applicators in Ohio.”Whether it’s the state-of-the-art aircraft, the in-depth knowledge needed for chemical and seed work, or any area in between, agricultural aviation has devoted people working hard behind the scenes to get the job done.Operation SAFE helps ensure the use of aerial application technology is as efficient and accurate as possible.Ohio’s aerial applicators, in partnership with farmers, are putting their skills and passions to work to feed this world. The only difference is they’re working at speeds of 140 miles per hour and up just feet off the ground. Butch Fisher, owner of Fisher Ag Service, the host of the SAFE event, has been doing just that for several decades now.“This event gives us a chance to pattern test airplanes, check for swath, droplet size, make sure we’re on label and everything, do a little more accurate of a job,” Fisher said. “We’re basically a five airplane operation. I’ve been in business basically 40 years and started out with a helicopter and an airplane. Then we advanced to strictly airplanes. And we do liquid work, seeding, dry fertilizer — mainly crop care. We are basically keeping the plant at the best growing conditions for the season. Most of our work is after the plants are emerged and growing good so our busy season is basically June, July, and August. So we’re pretty active once the crops get up — we do a little bit of early spring work for herbicides and a little urea. We finally finish out in the summer during a good fungicide run on corn and beans with seeding cover crop. Really, we’re here to take care of people — been here for 40 years.”Luther Gibbs, right, weighs urea in a collection tube to test the accuracy of his application equipment.last_img read more

Know When to Fold ‘Em: Zynga Nixes Real Money Gaming in U.S.

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#gaming#now#zynga Earlier this year, Zynga laid its chips on the gambling table, eager to draw in new revenue from real-money gambling in the wake of layoffs, a fraying relationship with Facebook and its dearth of innovative games. Today, however, the once high-flying social game maker announced that it would end its real-money gaming pursuits in the U.S., AllThingsD reported.Zynga said that it will continue running tests of gaming products in the UK while replanting its FarmVilles and renewing its CityVilles.Image courtesy of Zynga 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img readwrite 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts last_img

7 Directors Who Made the Jump from Music Videos to Feature Films

first_imgEveryone starts somewhere. Before they found big-time Hollywood success, these directors were making the most out of small budgets and developing their techniques on the sets of music videos.Image via Annapurna PicturesThere are plenty of paths into the larger world of filmmaking. Corporate video. Wedding video. Agency ad work. While these jobs aren’t exactly glamorous, they do offer an opportunity to get your hands dirty and get paid to shoot some actual footage.Music videos are another excellent first step for aspiring film and video creatives. You’ll learn how to work with crews and shooting schedules and likely make a few solid connections. Best of all, making a music video provides a little wiggle room. Even with a low budget and time and gear constraints, you can still make something inventive and engaging while demonstrating your hard-earned skills and ability to execute a vision.If you do put yourself out there and book a music video gig, know that you are in good historical company; some of the biggest feature-film directors working today got their start making music videos.1. Antoine FuquaAfter working as a production assistant in NYC and shopping his first short film to record labels, Antoine Fuqua found himself helming music videos for artists like Prince, Arrested Development, and CeCe Peniston. Fuqua was soon approached by none other than Jerry Bruckheimer about directing a music video for Coolio’s “Gangster’s Paradise” from the soundtrack of 1995’s Dangerous Minds. Sure enough, the video was a hit, eventually winning Best Rap Video at the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards.Fuqua went on to direct the gritty crime drama, Training Day, for which Denzel Washington took home the Academy Award for Best Actor.2. David FincherOne of David Fincher’s earliest impressions on the mainstream might just be the most David Fincher thing ever: a 1985 American Cancer Society commercial featuring a fetus smoking a cigarette.Before moving on to become one of the most respected directors in Hollywood, Fincher enjoyed massive success and acclaim in the music video industry, working with a who’s who of 80s/90s music superstars like Madonna, Aerosmith, Paula Abdul, Billy Idol, and The Rolling Stones.His impact and influence was substantial — in addition to winning two Grammys for Best Music Video and three MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction, the production company he co-founded (Propaganda Films) helped shape the careers of some of the most talented directors in the business, including Gore Verbinski, Michael Bay, and Zack Snyder.3. Francis LawrenceWielding possibly the most stacked music video resume of this list, Francis Lawrence has worked with some of the biggest acts on the planet, like Akon, Jay Z, Third Eye Blind, Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and many, many more.After working as a second camera assistant on the 1990 film Pump Up the Volume, Lawrence would grind for many more years before breaking into the mainstream as the director of films like I Am Legend and the final three adaptations of The Hunger Games.4. Spike JonzeLike David Fincher, Spike Jonze made his name by pushing boundaries with a surreal, outside-the-box approach to storytelling. After honing his chops through skateboarding photography and video work, Jonze ventured into music video just in time for the alternative-music explosion of the early 1990s, working with some of the era’s most influential artists, like Sonic Youth, Beastie Boys, Weezer, Dinosaur Jr., and R.E.M.His first feature film, 1999’s Being John Malkovich, earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. He picked up several more industry nominations for 2013’s Her — and took home the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay, and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.5. Michel GondryGondry’s first forays into film were music videos he created for his French pop band, Oui Oui. Those wildly inventive clips caught the eye of Icelandic avant-garde powerhouse Björk, resulting in the iconic Gondry-directed music video for “Human Behavior” (and seven other music video collaborations.)Gondry went on to work with musical acts like The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Beck, and Daft Punk before directing his feature film debut, the Charlie Kaufman-scripted Human Nature. His second film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, led to a Best Actress Academy Award nomination for Kate Winslet, with Gondry (and fellow co-writers Kaufman and Pierre Bismuth) winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.6 & 7: DANIELSDANIELS —Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — is a recent phenomenon. In addition to their viral (and deceptively profound) short films and engaging brand work, the unconventional duo is responsible for some of the most original music videos in recent memory, working with acts like Foster the People, Battles, Tenacious D, and The Shins.With the recent big-screen release of their feature-length Swiss Army Man, the story of DANIELS serves as an excellent example of the power a modern filmmaker wields with resources like YouTube and Vimeo at their disposal.Got any music video work experiences you’d like to share? Do so in the comments below!last_img read more

FEU alum Santos says Tams should learn from Final 4 loss

first_imgArvin Tolentino had a chance to win the game for FEU but he turned the ball over to pave the way for overtime.READ: No regrets for Tolentino after costly error: ‘That’s part of the game’“It was a good game, they fought until the very end, we could’ve won,” said Santos, a one-time PBA MVP and multiple-time champion. “Of course, it hurts to see when they lost.”Santos, who was a No. 2 overall pick in the PBA, said Tolentino should learn from his mistake.Tolentino was isolated twice in the overtime period that allowed Matt Nieto to score five straight points that gave Ateneo an 85-80 lead with 46.9 seconds left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT No regrets for Tolentino after costly error: ‘That’s part of the game’ “There were mistakes on defense and that last offensive sequence in regulation by Arvin,” said Santos. “I wish that he learns from this, this will be one of the things that he’ll look at and this will motivate him to be better.” LATEST STORIES Arwind Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArwind Santos has experienced his fair share of failures, and when he saw his alma mater Far Eastern University falter in the Final Four against Ateneo he wanted the Tamaraws to learn from the heartbreak and go into the future with a better outlook. “I hope the players don’t look at this loss as a reason to lose confidence in themselves or become lazy,” said Santos in Filipino Wednesday after FEU lost, 88-84, in overtime at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “They should become better after this.”READ: Ateneo escapes FEU, faces DLSU in UAAP Finals rematchFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFEU held a 67-59 lead midway through the fourth quarter but Ateneo cut the deficit and went on to tie the game at 69 on Mike Nieto’s triple with 3:41 left in the period.Jasper Parker gave FEU a 75-72 buffer with 14.5 seconds left but Isaac Go sent the game to extra time with a booming triple six seconds later, tying the game at 75. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd ace Mata relaunches blog: Let’s be positive

first_imgMan Utd ace Mata relaunches blog: Let’s be positiveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAfter victory at Cardiff City, Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata is again writing for his personal blog.He opined: “Without doubt, it is one of the busiest times of the year in terms of the amount of games there are in English football.”We have two games at Old Trafford and we want to close out December in the best possible way: with two wins.”Obviously, it has been a different week with the change of manager and I’d like to thank Jose for the trophies we won together and wish him luck for the future.”As you will all be aware, the legendary Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is our new boss and we couldn’t have started off upon his return to the club in a better way. “It was a convincing win against Cardiff and it will raise morale going into the end of 2018 and the rapidly approaching New Year. “It is time for be optimistic, to look ahead and keep working hard to climb up the table. We are really motivated to do so while entertaining our fans, who deserve so much.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoMohamed Elneny marks 3 years with Arsenal

first_imgMohamed Elneny marks 3 years with Arsenalby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has marked his three-year anniversary with the club.The Egyptian has barely featured under Unai Emery this season, playing just once in the Premier League in the 3-1 win over Burnley just prior to Christmas.And on the three-year anniversary of his arrival at Arsenal, Elneny posted two tweets which caught the attention of fans.He wrote: “The 14th of Jan is a day that will always be engraved in my heart,” tweeted Elneny. “Three years ago, on this same day, I joined the Arsenal family.”I call it family, because it is how it’s like to be here at Arsenal. I’m grateful for every single moment during those three years, the tough moments and the many happy ones.”I’m grateful for the one of a kind fans, for the coaches, for the colleagues who became real brothers, for everyone.. I’m grateful for the past and I’m very much looking forward to the future.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Atlantic First Nations leaders issue warning over health cuts

first_imgAPTN National NewsAcross the country budgets are facing cuts and services are being slashed.Now a warning is coming from First Nations leaders on the East Coast. As APTN National News reporter Tim Fontaine finds out, the fear of funding shortfalls are putting health care programs on life-support.last_img