…call for rectification before budget passesSeveral groups representing Indigenous peoples have expressed disappointment with the lack of budgetary allocation for the revision of the Amerindian Act of 2006, and they are calling on the authorities to have the situation rectified before the passage of the National Budget in Parliament.Representatives of the APA and NTC signing a historic MoU for joint collaboration in addressing issues facing indigenous peopleThe Executive Committee of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), representatives of the South Rupununi District Council (SRDC, Region Nine), the Upper Mazaruni District Council (UMDC, Region Seven), the North Pakaraimas District Council (NPDC, Region Eight), the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA), The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG), the National Amerindian Development Foundation (NADF), and the Guyanese Organisation of Indigenous Peoples (GOIP) all met on Thursday to discuss revision of the Act.In a statement, the collective said revision of the Act has been on the Indigenous community’s agenda for a number of years, and that the administration had, on many occasions, promised to ensure that it happens. They noted that $10million had been budgeted in 2017 for the revision of the Act, but nothing has been earmarked in the 2018 budget.At an earlier meeting, the leaders of the Indigenous peoples had agreed to set up a steering committee to guide the revision of the Act.“The participants of the meeting agreed on the composition of the steering committee, the terms of reference for the steering committee, and the criteria for persons to be selected to the steering committee; that there would be trainings by facilitators to provide guidance on the process and content for the revision of the Act; and that villages would be clustered by regions and sub-regions, and even smaller groupings, taking into consideration geographical location, among other things,” a statement issued by the collective has said.The body is hoping that funding would be provided by the Government towards the initial stages of the process, especially the holding of the first steering committee meeting.The NTC, district councils, and organisations have up to December 15, 2017 to submit the names of their representatives to an Interim Coordinating Committee that has been named and tasked with ensuring that a first steering committee meeting is held no later than the end of January 2018.Additionally, at the Indigenous leaders meeting, discussions were held to address issues related to the Commission of Inquiry on Lands, and mining activities affecting Indigenous people’s lands. The NTC and the APA have also signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to collaborate on activities to advance the rights and interests of Indigenous peoples.
WASHINGTON – President Bush sought to save Michael Mukasey’s troubled nomination for attorney general Thursday, defending the retired judge’s refusal to say whether he considers waterboarding torture and warning of a leaderless Justice Department if Democrats don’t confirm him. “If the Senate Judiciary Committee were to block Judge Mukasey on these grounds, they would set a new standard for confirmation that could not be met by any responsible nominee for attorney general,” Bush said in a speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. “That would guarantee that America would have no attorney general during this time of war,” the president said. Nonetheless, opposition continued to grow. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., became the fourth of 10 Democrats on the 19-member Judiciary Committee to declare he will vote against Mukasey when the panel decides Tuesday whether to endorse or reject his nomination. The comments raised questions about whether Bush would nominate anyone else to succeed Alberto Gonzales as the nation’s top law enforcer. Bush could bypass Congress by filling the job with someone serving in an acting capacity or appointing someone while lawmakers are in recess to serve out the last 14 months of his administration. Asked if Bush was saying he would not nominate anyone if Mukasey is rejected, White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said: “We don’t believe it would come to that. No nominee could meet the test they’ve presented.” There is a way for Mukasey to get a full Senate vote even if committee Democrats are united in opposing him. The Senate Judiciary Committee could agree to advance the nomination with “no recommendation,” allowing Mukasey the chance to be confirmed by a majority of the 100-member Senate. Several vote-counters in each party said Mukasey probably would get 70 “yes” votes. Despite that prospect, opposition to Mukasey was growing among Senate Democrats. Most cited his refusal to say whether waterboarding is torture and thus illegal under U.S. and international law. In a letter to Senate Democrats this week, Mukasey said waterboarding is “repugnant to me” but added he wanted to review legal and other issues surrounding it before saying whether it is torture. Democratic Sens. Joe Biden of Delaware, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Dick Durbin of Illinois said this week they will vote “no” in committee. Assuming all nine of the panel’s Republicans vote for Mukasey, only one Democrat would have to side with the president for the nomination to move to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation. So far, the committee’s other Democrats have declined to announce their positions. That includes Mukasey’s chief Democratic sponsor, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters he could not guarantee a full Senate vote if the nomination fails in committee. “I really believe in the committee process,” said Reid, who has not said how he would vote. “If I’m asked by members of the committee to stay out of the fray, I am willing to do that.” Two Republicans troubled by Mukasey’s initial answers said they would vote for him in the full Senate. But in a letter to Mukasey, GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina urged the nominee never to let waterboarding be used if he were to become attorney general. Still, signs abounded that Mukasey’s nomination was in trouble. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who is not on the Judiciary Committee, declared his opposition. In the Oval Office, Bush complained about the delay and said it was unfair to ask Mukasey about interrogation techniques about which he has not been briefed. “He doesn’t know whether we use that technique or not,” the president said during the session. Bush said, “It doesn’t make any sense to tell an enemy what we’re doing.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Kennedy said Mukasey’s unwillingness to say that waterboarding, an interrogation technique that simulates drowning, is torture increases the chances that it will be used against U.S. troops. “Judge Mukasey appears to be a careful, conscientious and intelligent lawyer and he has served our country honorably for many years,” Kennedy said in a Senate speech announcing his opposition. “But those qualities are not enough for this critical position at this critical time.” Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., planned to announce today in his state how he will vote next week. Bush framed Mukasey’s nomination with the familiar theme of national security and the attorney general’s role in it. “It’s important for Congress to pass laws and/or confirm nominees that will enable this government to more effectively defend the country and pursue terrorists and radicals that would like to do us harm,” the president said earlier Thursday during a rare Oval Office session with reporters.
The mild dry weather of open week at Otway seems like a long time ago, but here we are in August and it’s cup time again. This Sunday the 5th it’s time for the Ferguson Cup, a single stroke competition. As the Open week results weren’t published last week,the following is a list of winners and runners up. Tuesday 17th Noel Kiernan took firet, with Eamonn O’Kane second, Chuck McTaggart took the gross, and Denis Friel in third. Wednesday’s 3 ball scramble was won by Noel Fisher, Paul Murray and Pat McNulty, with Gerard Dorrian, Denis Friel and Anthony McFadden in second place. Thursday’s single stableford was won by Brendan Gallagher, Pat McNulty in second, Noel Fisher taking gross and Paul Murray in third. Friday’s 3 ball rumble was won again by Brendan Gallagher, Pat McNulty and Martin O’Reilly. Saturday’s 3 ball scramble’s winners were Sidney and Sam Anderson and James Lynch, followed in second place by the team of Dan and Mark Canning and Charlie Patton. Sunday’s single stroke winner was Noel Fisher, with Paul Murray in second and Pat McNulty in third, with Chuck McTaggart taking the gross, again. Last but not least was the Golfer of the Week prize, won with great skill, or pure luck, by club Captain Noel Kiernan, who took great pleasure in presenting all the prizes, including his own, to winners in a packed clubhouse on the final night. GOLF NEWS: OTWAY CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 31st, 2012 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:OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTES
Harry Redknapp should be the Jungle Chef. Be class to see him turn everything into ‘Roly Poly’ #ImACeleb— Scott Eastwood (@SEasty92) November 27, 2018 Harry Redknapp to be Christmas no.1 with ‘Peng Ting called Sandra’. Heard it here first. #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/p2IxPLMz1m— Will Holderness (@WillHolderness) November 27, 2018 Get the I’m A Celeb gossip every day with Jamie East’s brand new behind-the-scenes podcastHe belted out the classic ‘‘I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside’ with John Barrowman earlier in the series but it seems Harry is taking this hobby of his one step further.The former Bournemouth, West Ham, Southampton and Tottenham boss was spitting bars (music talk for brainstorming ideas) with X Factor finalist Fleur East about a song he could release after leaving the jungle.It was then when Fleur suggested he dropped a tune in honour of his wife and one of the lines could be “Got a peng ting called Sandra”.Inevitably, Harry, 71, needed to have it explained to him what the term “peng ting” meant. 2 Harry Redknapp learning how to rap is one of the best things ever 🎤. #ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/Al8zStHlme— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 28, 2018 Harry Redknapp for Christmas number one? 🎄 #ImACeleb— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 27, 2018 #HarryRedknapp won’t pay Rita £50,000 in cash, he’s going to pay her in #jamrolypoly ! It’s £2.80 for jam roly poly, £1.50 if you get aunt Bessie’s….. stick to football Arry! #imacelebrity— Bryn Shurgold (@shurgold_bryn) November 27, 2018 “DECK THE HALLS WITH HARRY REDKNAPP”*fa la la la laaaa la la la la* pic.twitter.com/vYmK65tgL0— 🖤Shelly-Anne 🖤 (@shelly_anne83) November 27, 2018 Harry Redknapp calling his wife a peng ting has made my week 😭 #ImACeleb— ysabelleee (@yssijackson) November 27, 2018 2 Basically, it’s a way of describing someone (usually a woman) who’s attractive, I think.And after Harry learnt what it meant he said to Fleur and actor Malique Thompson-Dwyer, who was in on it by then, that his wife would probably think he’s saying “I’ve got a painting called Sandra”!Fleur even gave Harry a stage name: MC Hazza!Needless to say, the thought of Harry releasing sent Twitter into a frenzy. Below you can see some of the best tweets from these fans. Harry Redknapp saying “Peng Ting”#ImACeleb pic.twitter.com/XMGokbuTJz— grace 🍊🍋🍒🍇🥣 (@croissantfarmer) November 27, 2018Elsewhere, Harry was in mischievous mood when he started getting the fellow celebs to bet on how The Chase‘s Anne Hegerty would perform in her Bushtucker Trial.At first this seemed a bit mean given the fact she only won two meals in her individual trial last week but Harry and the likes of Rita Simons and Nick Knowles were guessing relatively high numbers.And to Anne’s credit she managed to win seven out of a possible eleven meals for camp – a total that Rita guessed correctly.However, Harry insisted the only thing at stake for the bet was jam roly-poly’s which we have established is a food Harry loves.But still, a loss he would have to give away with a heavy heart! I think Harry Redknapp is going to get some serious jam roly poly advertising deals after #imaceleb 😂— Emily 💁🏻 (@mrsmalf0y) November 27, 2018 Christmas No.1 is something that singers and musicians are desperate to get but are we seeing a shock contender for the crown emerge before our eyes?In last night’s episode of I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here camp favourite Harry Redknapp showed that he could buck the trend of the music establishment in 2018. Harry would make the song about his wife Sandra, of course I have NEVER had to hold in a laugh as much as I did this morning sat on the train with me headphones in listening to Harry Redknapp sing ‘Peng ting called Sandra’ HAHAHAHA ENOUGH #imaceleb— megs (@meg_dobbs) November 28, 2018 Harry is one of the favourites to win this series of I’m a Celeb
GAA PUNDIT Joe Brolly has launched an astonishing attack on Donegal – comparing the regime to a recent Russian space programme which saw cosmonauts locked away from all contact with the outside world for 500 days.And the Co Derry man has leapt to the defence of Kevin Cassidy after the All Star was dropped from the county panel this week for giving away internal information on the team to the author of a book.Said Brolly: “Kevin Cassidy is a fine young man. Warrior on the field, altar boy off it. He teaches severely disabled children at the ‘Little Angels’ school, is married and has twin baby daughters. It goes without saying that he is a terrific Donegal man, having spent the last decade fighting for the cause. “You can tell a man by the way he plays his football, which in Kevin’s case is all that needs to be said. Now, at 30 years of age, his freshly minted All-Star gleaming on his mantelpiece in Gweedore, he has been banished from the Donegal squad, becase of some details he gave to Declan Bogue about Donegal’s year.“The idea behind Declan’s book “This is our Year,” was to get the inside track on all nine Ulster counties from either a player or manager. The result is an honest and interesting book, which prompted Eugene McGee to reflect that he was: “Astonished at the frankness and sincerity of the players.”Brolly went on to discuss how an American footballer employed ‘trash talking’ as an on-field tactic and that the Donegal team had discussed it.And he insisted: “The point is that Kevin tells the author that they discussed trash talking as a group and it’s value in certain circumstances. You don’t say! “Gaelic football is a community game. Ten All-Ireland medals are not worth the loss of one good man. Jim and Rory have acted foolishly. They have spoiled the chemistry of the group.”The RTE pundit referred to the recent Russian space programme and how cosmonauts were locked away for more than a year from the outside world. This, he said, cannot be done in a community-based GAA game.JOE BROLLY IN ASTONISHING ATTACK ON DONEGAL was last modified: November 12th, 2011 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)
Organisers are hoping the Donegal marathon will get big numbers.We’re almost there with less than two weeks left to the hugely-awaited Donegal Marathon in Letterkenny on August 24th.But what exactly is the route, where are the hills and where runners can get a drink of water.The good people organising the marathon have completed the route (not sure if by foot or car!) and have written a virtual tour for participants and spectators. The Donegal MarathonRunners will assemble at the Aura Leisure Centre and after registration is completed, we will make our way to the Starting Line.The full marathon will comprise of three loops within the course. There is a core loop that will be run once by the half marathon competitors and twice by the full marathon competitors; a loop in and around Letterkenny town that will be run once by all competitors; and a loop that will be run once by the full marathon competitors out around the Foxhall area to the west of Letterkenny.All will be explained on this virtual tour!Spectators positioned along this course can witness the participants; your family, friends and neighbours; pitting themselves against the limits of their own endurance for up to four hours or more, from one or more locations along this course. Your support on the day could provide just the encouragement needed for the competitors to realise their dream. So let’s get behind the runners and decorate the course in a sea of Donegal colours to provide a wall of encouragement and celebration.We’re at the start line, it’s almost 10.15am, we’re under starter’s orders, facing Letterkenny… and we’re off! From here, we make our way into town to the small roundabout at the bottom of Lower Main Street, turn right over to the small roundabout at Oldtown Bridge but turn left along Pearse Road. We make our way to the junction at the bottom of Rosemount, where we turn right over towards the new Dunne’s Stores’ Roundabout. We follow the Neil T Blaney Road around to the Polestar Roundabout where we circumvent the roundabout to make our way out the Ramelton Road with Mount Errigal Hotel on our left, and through Ballyraine. We continue on this road to the small roundabout at Key’s Garage, close to Arena 7, and turn left up past the Donegal Creameries Co-op, following the road around to take us past the Church of the Irish Martyrs on the left past Gortlee Tool Hire on the right and down Gortlee Hill. At the junction, we turn right and head for the small roundabout at the old Oatfield Sweet Factory site. We continue on in the direction of the Station Roundabout with Letterkenny Shopping Centre in to our left. At the roundabout, we head towards Main Street, up past An Grianan Theatre on our right, to the traffic light junction at Letterkenny Courthouse. We continue onto Main Street and follow this road through Lower Main Street back down to Grier’s roundabout.At this point, we turn left and retrace our steps towards the Oldtown Bridge and this time at the small roundabout, we cross the bridge. At the Ros Suillighe Roundabout on the other side we turn right to take us out Crieve Road, past Crievesmith Park on our left. We are now heading out into the open country. We will follow this road for three miles, passing Rockhill House on our left, until we come to Newmills Flax Mill. Here, we continue on this side of the river through Newmills with the bridge off to our right. We make our way towards Billy’s Junction at Rashedoge.Here we turn right onto the R250, and then we turn right heading back towards Letterkenny. We will follow this road passing Conwal Graveyard and then Ballymacool Park on our left, and O’Donnell Park on our right. At the Ballymacool Roundabout we continue on towards the Aura Leisure Centre, where we will either turn right and in onto the track to complete the Half Marathon; or to complete the Full Marathon, we will continue on the main road until we come to Grier’s roundabout. At Grier’s roundabout we once again turn right and over towards Oldtown to cross the bridge and once again proceed out the Rockhill road towards Newmills. At Rashedoge, we will then turn left to run the third loop which is reserved for the full marathoners. We proceed out the R250 in the Meenaroy/ Fintown direction, past the school on the right, to turn right at “Barracks”. Continue along this narrow road, past the graveyard on the right, and on to the junction at the top of Foxhall. Here we turn left and run for 200m to a’turnaround point’ before heading back down Foxhall towards the Churchill/ Fintown junction. Here we follow the R250 back towards Letterkenny to turn right into the Aura Leisure Centre and onto the Athletics track to complete our full marathon to the cheers and congratulations of our adoring supporters (well maybe not adoring, but you get the picture!!) The bad news is that only one of you will get to break the tape in each event, but together every one of you will have created history for Donegal in establishing the Donegal Marathon in the 21st Century, and will have achieved what most ‘couch potatoes’ would consider a feat of utter madness! So well done, one and all!Whether you complete the half or full marathon, you will have earned the respect and congratulations of your fellow competitors, family, friends, neighbours, and acquaintances. You can then make your way into the centre to collect your medal, Finisher’s Pack, and avail of the free massage therapy that will be on offer. Meanwhile your family and friends will be entertained at the family fun day. Here, there will be face-painting, photo booth, outdoor music and more bouncy castles than you can shake a stick at. To the friends and family we ask you to line this route, compromising of the three loops outlined, to give your support to the runners. To the residents living along this course, we wish to apologise for any inconvenience caused, but wish to emphasise the great community endeavour that goes into such an event, and ask that you support the runners in any way you can, particularly by displaying the Donegal colours from every possible vantage point. You can even leave them there for certain upcoming matches that will take place a week later! Donegal… has it all!For more details and registration check out: www.donegalmarathon.ie where you can access a copy of the map of the course in various formats.TAKE THE VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE DONEGAL MARATHON! was last modified: August 13th, 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:DONEGAL MARATHONvirtual tour
SINN FEIN leader Gerry Adams says the homeland of Nelson Mandela reminded him of Donegal.The politician has been given a special role in the funeral of Mandela, marking the close links between the Provisional IRA and the ANC in the 80s and 90s.Those links were so close that the apartheid regime sent hundreds of weapons to the UVF and the UDA (and the Ulster Resistance) to kill Catholics in the North. Mr Adams has found himself defending the so-called Armed Struggle in recent weeks amid criticism from the Dublin media.But Mandela was an advocate of the Republican Movement, writing in his memoirs about IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands,This morning in South Africa Gerry Adams tweeted this picture – saying it reminded him of Magherallon, 7km from his Donegal home.Mr Mandela’s Thembu community will conduct a traditional Xhosa ceremony – including songs and poems about Mr Mandela’s life and his achievements. An ox will be slaughtered. A family elder will stay near the coffin, which has been draped with a lion’s skin, to talk “to the body’s spirit”.Presidents from Africa, several prime ministers, the Iranian vice-president and the Prince of Wales are expected to attend the funeral.Archbishop Desmond Tutu – a long-time friend of Nelson Mandela – has confirmed he will be present, having earlier said he had cancelled his flight as he had not received an invitation.The South African government had earlier said the archbishop was accredited, but that no formal invitations had been sent out.On Saturday, Mr Mandela’s coffin was flown from Waterkloof airbase in Pretoria on a C130 military aircraft, escorted by two fighter jets. It later landed at Mthatha airport, some 700km (450 miles) away. In line with tribal custom, Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla accompanied him on the journey, speaking to his coffin to tell him he was on his way home to rest.RIPpic: Gerry AdamsMANDELA: ADAMS COMPARES HOMELAND TO DONEGAL was last modified: December 15th, 2013 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)
Glowing sand was your cradle, claimed The Telegraph. “The sifting and collection of radioactive material by powerful tides could have generated the complex molecules that led to the evolution of carbon-based life forms –including plants, animals and humans.” The article acknowledged that “radiation may seem an unlikely candidate to kick-start life because it breaks chemical bonds and splits large molecules,” but thought some of the energy could be used productively. Radioactive grains in the sand could provide the chemical energy to build sugars, amino acids and soluble phosphates needed for life as we know it. This scenario is the brainchild of Zachary Adam, an astrobiologist at the University of Washington. His idea can “be added to the existing long and varied list of hypotheses.” Reporter Nick Fleming listed the usual suspects: Oparin, Miller, the clay hypothesis, panspermia, “and the intervention of a divine, intelligent designer.” The article is accompanied by a picture of humans at the beach. No claim was made whether the energy from sunlight was helping them evolve.Somebody else needs a kick-start. At least intelligent design wasn’t excluded from the list of possibilities this time. It’s the only contender that isn’t deaf, dumb, blind and lazy from the starting gate. (Clarification: speaking of the hypotheses, not their proponents).(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Hometown hero Greg Minnaar is only the third person in history to win a world championship on home soil. Photo: Darren Goddard / Gameplan Media By Brad Morgan9 September 2013It has been almost a week and I still get a buzz out of it. Just thinking back or watching YouTube videos brings a smile to my face. You see, I was there on Sunday, 1 September, when South Africa’s Greg Minnaar blasted his way to victory in the downhill at the 2013 UCI MTB & Trials World Championships in Pietermaritzburg.That victory made him a three-time world champion. He’s also a three-time runner-up in the World Championships. In addition, Minnaar has won the overall World Cup title three times and finished as runner-up four times. He has more World Cup podium finishes than anyone in history.All of those achievements put him in the conversation as one of South Africa’s greatest sportsmen ever.Other stars that come to mind include golf legend Gary Player; cricket all-rounder Jacques Kallis; batsmen Graeme Pollock and Barry Richards; rugby’s Danie Gerber, Naas Botha and Frik du Preez; swimmers Natalie du Toit and Penny Heyns; boxers “Baby Jake” Matlala and Vic Toweel; and footballers Ace Ntsoelengoe, Lucas Radebe and Kaizer Motaung.You can pick your favourite from whatever sport, but with a record like his, Minnaar has to be in the conversation.Two years ago, Greg Minnaar was a great of downhill racing. By winning two World Championships and finishing runner-up in the World Cup twice since, he has become a legend of the sport.France’s Nicolas Vouilloz is the only other man in the conversation when it comes to the greatest downhill racer of all time – although Australia’s Sam Hill is a narrow third. Vouilloz won the World Championships a record seven times and topped the World Cup standings five times. At first glance, this trumps Minnaar’s achievements, but Vouilloz was dominant mostly in the sport’s early days, when the competition was not as tough as it is today.It’s the old story of it being difficult comparing athletes from different eras. Take the example of Sir Donald Bradman, by common consensus the greatest cricketer of all time. His batting average of 99.94 is way ahead of the number two man on the list, Graeme Pollock, who averaged 60.97. Yet only a fool would believe Bradman could achieve such dominance in this day and age.It was Minnaar who brought to an end Vouilloz’s run of five World Championship downhill titles in six years back in 2003. It took him another nine years before he won a second rainbow-striped jersey, but in that time he narrowly missed out three times, when he finished second, and won three World Cup overall titles.To my mind, the way Minnaar wins reminds me of Roger Federer. The man from Pietermaritzburg is tall at 1.90m (6 foot 3), but he has a grace and technical brilliance, even in the pursuit of speed, that stands out and confirms his status as special.Read more on SouthAfrica.info: Minnaar: one of South Africa’s greats
3..2..1..action! Filmmakers have one more month to say ‘that’s a wrap!’ on the production of your short films before the August 1st deadline. Before you click ‘send’ on your GIFF submission, how well do you know the guidelines behind-the-scenes? Test your cinemaphile meter and geocaching etiquette, then review your score in post-production! SharePrint Related GIFF 2019 is your chance to have your geocaching film viewed by thousands of people on movie screens all over the world. You can find the rules here. When you’re ready, fill out the submission form. Share with your Friends:More