first_imgDONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUEResults:Donegal Schoolboys Under-16 Champions LeagueSemi-Finals 1st LegLetterkenny Rovers 6 v 1 Donegal TownCappry Rovers 2 v 3 Keadue Rovers Under-16 Europa CupGweedore United 3 v 0 Glenea UnitedEany Celtic 3 v 0 Bonagee TigersTriangular Cup Under-12sEany Celtic 2 v 1 St. Catherines Glenree United 1 v 6 Keadue RoversEast DivisionUnder-14 LeagueCappry Rovers 3 v 0 Castlefin Celtic Drumkeen United 2 v 1 Raphoe TownSouth DivisionUnder-14 LeagueDonegal Town 5 v 1 Eany CelticErne Wanderers 4 v 2 St. CatherinesDrumbar United 0 v 5 Dunkineely CelticNorthwest DivisionUnder-12 LeagueGweedore United 3 v 4 Glenree UnitedDungloe Town 0 v 3 Gweedore CelticUnder-12 League CupGlenea United 3 v 0 Glenree UnitedLetterkenny DivisionUnder-12 Reserve LeagueDunfanaghy Blues 1 v 0 Cappry CrusadersLurgy Celtic 0 v 4 Ballyraine CelticUnder-14 Reserve LeagueBallyare Diamonds 0 v 3 Bonagee TigersUnder-16 League Cup Semi – FinalsBonagee United 4 v 2 Lagan HarpsIllistrin United 4 v 0 Mulroy AcademyMATCH REPORTSU14      League        Result Drumkeen  Utd 2  Vs  Raphoe Town  1This  game was played in freezing condition with snow falling & a bitter wind blowing, a credit to both teams the game was played..Drumkeen were missing a few players due to injury but went into the lead after 12 minutes when a shoot by Kennedy was well saved by the Raphoe keeper but the ball fell to Ryan Gallagher and he finished well. the home team lost the serveries of P Dolan due to a injury , the team manager had to make early changes  bringing in u12 player Jason mc Daid.& Paddy Quinn, Conor Bonner, P J Mc Daid.Drumkeen  went two goals  after 25 minutes the same circumstances when Gallagher found himself  unmarked 12yds out  to score his second. Two nil at half time to the home side. Raphoe came more into the game in the second half  but found the   home defence  playing well Raphoe tried hard and got a deserved equaliser when a shot from the edge of the penalty area by K Bogle  went into the top corner given the home keeper no chance. J Duffy should  have made it three for the home team but his shot went narrowly wide,J mc Daid had another good  chance which the Raphoe keeper saved well . A credit to both teams they both tryed hard under very testing overhead conditions .U18 Colin  Breslin Cup Semi FinalResult  Drumkeen0 Vs Rosses Acdm 2This game kicked under very  cold windey conditions both teams had chances but failed to score in the first half .Drumkeen looked a bit rusty as the have not played  in the last 4 weeks.Oisin Meritt  and Leon Boyle   playing well  in defence, Lee Guthrie, Aaron Doherty, in midfield ,and Gerard Bonner, and Travis Lafferty working hard up front.  Half Time o-o. In the second half Rosses prove the stronger team scoring twice with goals from David Mc Carrey on 70 minutes and   Ryan Green on 80 minutes, Rosses going through to the finalu10 The under tens game called  off due to the poor weather conditions FOOTBALL: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE RESULTS was last modified: March 24th, 2013 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:FOOTBALL: DONEGAL SCHOOLBOYS LEAGUE RESULTSlast_img read more


first_imgHE’S a half-decent footballer himself – now Donegal Daily’s Mark Forker has shown his class… the bookies!The Burtonport man, currently plying his trade with Letterkenny Rovers (and the odd GAA match with Dungloe) really knows how to pick a winner.He watched in shock at the Aviva last night as Ireland beat Germany 1-0 and super Shane Long hit the first (and only) goal of the night. Forker had entered those two amazing facts on two pieces of paper half an hour before kick-off….two dockets from betting shop BoyleSports!He got 16/1 on a 1-0 Ireland win – and 10/1 on Shane Long scoring the first goal, the latter odds being a wee bit tight considering Long started the game on the bench.But both magic predictions came true, pocketing the Rovers man a tidy €150. (The only downside is he didn’t do a ‘double’ which would have netted him €900!)And Mr Forker was last seen in the early hours buying all his mates drinks in a city centre hostelry! He was unavailable for comment…..Mark celebrates with his sister MarianneJAMMY DONEGAL DAILY MAN SCOOPS CASH IN INCREDIBLE IRELAND SHANE LONG BET was last modified: October 9th, 2015 by John2Share 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:1-0betBOYLESPORTSDonegal DailyIrelandmark forkerShane Longwinlast_img read more

Career guidance initiative launched

first_imgNedbank and Primestars are joined byPPC Cement, Gauteng City RegionAcademy, Quest, the South AfricanInstitute of Chartered Accountants,the National Youth DevelopmentAgency and the JD Group assponsors of the programme. Martin Sweet says the project is aimedat inspiring youngsters to play a key rolein overcoming the current projected skillsshortage and the high rate ofunemployment in South Africa.(Images: Ray Maota) MEDIA CONTACTS • Nkosinathi MsizaSenior Communications ManagerNedbank+27 11 295 3560RELATED ARTICLES• Nedbank invests in water project• Nedbank branch runs on wind power• Pens for needy children • Education goes mobile with Vodacom• Can drive raises R8.5m for educationRay MaotaNedbank, one of South Africa’s big four banks, has launched a career guidance initiative for underprivileged high school students that will benefit more than 40 000 pupils in grades 9 to 12 across the country.The launch took place at the Michelangelo Towers hotel on Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton on 15 February 2012, emceed by popular 5FM radio and television presenters, Anele Mdoda and Gareth Cliff.Early career guidanceIn the third year of this initiative, the bank will invest more than R5-million in its My Future My Career programme. It will promote more than 100 career choices across 14 industries and will enable the pupils to discover the academic as well as personality requirements of each career.The students will gain insight into these careers through movie episodes shown at Ster-Kinekor theatres around the country. They will also learn from professionals in the working world what to expect in these careers.Kone Gugushe, Nedbank’s divisional executive for corporate social responsibility, said: “Time and again we see too many students showing up at universities without a clue of what they want to and, more importantly, can study,” Gugushe said.He added that the programme will give students insight into careers and improve the prospects of developing skills in critical sectors such as financial services, health and engineering.The programme, which is endorsed by the Department of Basic Education, was conceptualised by Primestars Marketing, which is also the project manager.Martin Sweet, managing director of Primestars Marketing, said that the project hopes to inspire youngsters to play a key role in overcoming the current projected skills shortage and the high rate of unemployment in South Africa.Through the programme, young people will also be encouraged to explore and take full advantage of the career opportunities.Nedbank and Primestars are joined by PPC Cement, Gauteng City Region Academy, Quest, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) and the JD Group as sponsors of the programme.Where to catch the screeningsScreenings will include the following careers: accounting, law, entrepreneurship, mining and engineering, education, health, IT, construction, travel and tourism. Each pupil who attends a screening will leave with a reference booklet on that particular career.The screenings start on 26 February, with the subjects of entrepreneurship and tourism; on 4 March, it is the turn of IT and communications; on 11 March, mining, engineering and construction; on 18 March, banking, finance and accounting; on 15 April, criminal justice and law; on 22 April, health services and education; and on 29 April, arts and culture, and transport, logistics and distribution.They will take place at various theatres countrywide – in Gauteng at Brooklyn in Pretoria; at Eastgate; Sandton; Maponya Mall; Southgate; Eastrand Mall and Westgate in Johannesburg; in Northern Cape at North Cape Mall in Kimberley; in Free State at Mimosa Mall in Bloemfontein; in North West at Rustenburg; in Limpopo at Savannah Mall in Polokwane; and in Kwazulu-Natal at Gateway and Musgrave in Durban.In Western Cape pupils can catch the screenings at Cape Gate and Cavendish in Cape Town; while in the Eastern Cape, they will be at The Bridge in Port Elizabeth and Vincent Park in East London.“The JD Group realises the challenges and the effects of unemployment in South Africa, particularly among the youth of the country. It is with this mind that we partnered with the My Future, My Career initiative,” said Richard Chauke, a director at JD Group.These career episodes will also be screened at 13 NYDA youth centres across the country.The Nedbank FoundationThe Nedbank Foundation is the primary corporate social investment arm of Nedbank.Early this year it launched its Back to School campaign at Ga-Masemola village in Limpopo, where 150 pupils from four schools in the area received essential school items such as uniforms, shoes, stationery, books, bags and sports kits, to start their school year on a high note.It also has other projects that benefit underprivileged students, such as the Nedbank Fundisa Maths and Science Project, under which maths and science teachers in Eastern Cape and Limpopo are enrolled at Unisa for a one-year course on improving their classroom teaching techniques.The foundation also runs the Nedbank Mobile Library Project, the Matric Exam Revision Programme, and the M2 Mathematics Project.last_img read more

PG vs. R Ratings: What’s the Difference for Summer Action Films?

first_imgA film’s rating ensures a certain kind of audience. Here, we discuss the logic and thought process behind making a summer action film.Every filmmaker working on a summer action film faces a decision: to make an R-rated film with strong adult appeal, or to create something more accessible for larger audiences. So how do you make this determination?Earlier this year, Rossatron released a great video essay about the importance of blood in film. The video essay explores how a lack of blood in violent action scenes also creates a lack of consequence for those violent actions.I can’t disagree with that critique. When we see our hero plow through a warehouse shooting the bad guys and they instantly fall bloodless to the floor, it does somewhat diminish the seriousness of the action. On the topic, James Mangold, director of Logan and 3:10 to Yuma, said the following:I have a lot of misgivings about violence and PG ratings. A PG film might show hundreds of people dying, falling off buildings, getting mowed down by rapid-fire guns, but you don’t feel the deaths because the ratings system dictates the amount of agony being played by the actor. In a weird way, that makes violence more palatable because when we excise the upsetting bits, we de-sensitize ourselves to death to the point where it’s almost like shooting ducks at a carnival.Notably, despite the glaring lack of gore from slices, stabs, and gunshots, many summer action films that play it safe are either top box office contenders or happily ensconced in the museum of classics. Whenever we hear an announcement for a popular hard-edged character coming to the big screen, there are always anxious moviegoers pleading for the film to be R-rated and show the violence in all its glory. But are audiences longing for an adult take on a popular character (see Logan), or are they just bloodthirsty? First, let’s look at the ratings system.R-RatedTypically, if a film shows violence that’s both realistic and extreme, the film will garner an R-rating — or in the UK, a 15 rating (although these evaluations can become convoluted — we touch upon this below). An R-rated film requires someone under the age of seventeen to be accompanied by an adult, and a BBFC 15 rating will only permit those who are fifteen and above to watch the film. It doesn’t matter if you have an adult accompanying you or not. But what does realistic and extreme mean? Well, let’s look at two instances with the character Wolverine from films X-men 2 (PG-13) and Logan (R).In the following sequence from the PG-13 X-men 2, enemy combatants invade the X-mansion, and in his savage-but-protective nature, Wolverine chops down any foe in his wake to protect the children.Despite having razor-sharp claws that can cut through any material, the soldiers who regrettably find themselves in Wolverine’s path visually receive nothing more than torn clothing, despite the slicing and stabbing. Conversely, in a scene that almost mimics the events from the 2003 film, Wolverine again goes berserk against a group of enemy combatants to protect young children.The difference, however, is that if Wolverine slices an enemy solider’s neck, we see the blood splatter from the initial cut, flesh flung in the direction of the attack, and a gush of blood running from the soldier’s wound. Typically, this is an example of violence that is both realistic and extreme.Of course, bloody gore isn’t the only factor involved in a movie’s rating. There’s also sex, nudity, language, drug use — each category has an extremity limit that will push the rating into the next class. Regarding violence, the exact level of extreme is somewhat blurred, and both the MPAA and BBFC have been criticized — for decades — by filmmakers and audiences alike. For example, in the clip beneath from beloved summer action film Black Panther (PG 13), the character Killmonger (the antagonist), shoots and wounds another character named Ulysses Klaue. Not following the norms of PG-13; however, we see the two bullets penetrate Klaue, along with bloody entry wounds. More frequently, we’d see the character being shot from an angle, where the bullet impact is hidden (see this clip from Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier), the effect is visible, but we only see damage to the clothing and not the flesh, or the character gets shot off frame, and then we see a small amount of blood on the character’s shirt.Of course, we cannot disregard the economic factor. Both The Dark Knight and X-men 2 are inherently violent, but a large portion of the core demographic for summer action films are teenagers and children. And without those adolescent seats, studios lose a ton of box office cash and merchandising. Not to mention that R-rated films miss out on advertisements on teen-friendly spots — teen TV channels, Happy Meals, gaming websites, and so forth.The Demand for Blood or Adult Tone?Over the last few years, we’ve unquestionably seen a demand for more R-rated action films. Not necessarily for action films such as Die Hard, but for comic book films like Logan and Deadpool — along with future films based on more street-level characters. With the recent news that Marvel Studios will be bringing Blade into the fold, the internet was quick to rally behind the mantra that Blade, like the first iteration, needs to be bloody and R-rated. But are audiences longing for senseless bloody action in their summer action films, or do they merely want to see the characters they’ve grown up with now presented in a more adult-like tone?While there is an argument for visceral violence in these films (hey, I’m for it too), do we really need squirts of blood from every orc that Aragorn cuts down, in the same way that we saw from those slain by Jon Snow‘s sword? The thing is, unless it’s a blood-soaked horror film where the gore is the selling point, the nature of onscreen violence is usually a by-product of the tone of the film. What do I mean by that? Well, again, James Mangold has words on the topic. Speaking at the 2018 Writers Guild Association Beyond Words Panel, he said the following:You have to have a slightly off-pedal goal for your film, and the people who are gonna go: ‘What the fuck is that 8-minute scene between Professor X and Logan? That’s light 8 minutes of two guys in a tank talking.’ And it’s like ‘Yeah. That’s not gonna change because the vibe of this movie is an adult drama.’ That’s why, for instance, we wanted an R-rating. It wasn’t because of the violence and it wasn’t because of the language, but because I didn’t have to write a movie, and neither did my compatriots, for eleven-year-olds. If we had a rated-R movie, there were gonna be no Happy Meals. There can be no action figures. There was gonna be no marketing on Saturday morning cartoons or anything like it. So that, suddenly, you’re not making a movie written for someone under fourteen, fifteen. And that changes the length of scenes. It changes what they’re talking about.This is apparent when we compare the likes of Game of Thrones and Lord of The Rings. Both are fantasy epics, both involve creatures and magic, and both are set in a world different than ours. Yet, Game of Thrones is naturally more grounded in reality than Lord of The Rings, and as such, when a character meets the sharp end of a blade, you expect to see the real consequence to that action. With Lord of The Rings, not so much. The film, in tone, is fantastical. The unimaginable and unreal is around every corner, and as a result, the lack of blood in skirmishes doesn’t seem that outlandish.There’s undoubtedly a disparity between the content in teen-friendly summer action films and the absence of blood to make it age-appropriate. It seems impracticable to have Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury shoot down a dozen bad guys with a machine gun, but it’s okay as there’s no blood splatter. As I said before, the rating system for movies, both domestic and foreign, has been scrutinized for years. It was actually the focus of the documentary This Film Is Not Yet Rated. Going forward, it’ll be interesting to see if the hold over the use of blood effects changes.Cover via Marvel Studios.Looking for more on the film and video industry? Check out these articles.“The Lucas Effect”: When Filmmaking Creativity Goes UncheckedWhat the Marvel Cinematic Universe Means for the Future of Film10k Vs 100k Vs 500k: Feature Film Budgets ComparedThe History and Power of Sound Design in the Film IndustryThese Tribeca Docs Will Renew Your Faith In The Power of The Cameralast_img read more

PTI’s Mahmud Khan elected Khyber Pakhtunkhwa CM

first_imgPeshawar, Aug 16 (PTI) The nominee of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Mahmud Khan, was elected today as 22nd chief minister of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.The KP Assembly Speaker, Mushtaq Ghani, announced the result soon after the counting of the votes got over.Khan defeated joint opposition’s candidate Mian Nisar Gul Kakakhel by a margin of 44 votes in the election held through secret ballot in the provincial assembly.Of the total 110 votes polled, Khan bagged 77 votes, while Nisar Gul got only 33. Khan belongs to Matta Tehsil of Swat district. He won the provincial assembly seat from PK-9 constituency. He started his political career as union council of Nazim Khadzai Matta Tehsil. He joined PTI before the 2013 election and was elected member of the house.Khan was provincial minister in the cabinet of Pervaz Khattak from 2013-18 and was holding the portfolio of sports, culture tourism and irrigation. PTI CORR SCYSCYlast_img read more