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first_imgColm Anthony Mc Fadden battles well to hold on to this ball in Ballysannon on Sunday evening. Donegal eventually won on a scoreline of 1-19 to 3-07. Photo Brian McDaidAt one stage at Fr Tierney Park, it appeared that Donegal were going to lap Louth they were that far ahead in this National League Division Two game.But a combination of laid back play and no less that three goals from the Wee County, saw this turn into a much closer affair than it should have been.Donegal romped into the lead and led by a massive 0-12 to 0-1 after 31 minutes in front of an official crowd of 3,600. Scores from Michael Murphy, Com McFadden, Rory Kavanagh, Christy Toye, Dermot Molloy and Declan Walsh made it look like a masterclass in point-taking rather than a competitive league encounter.The visitors’ cause wasn’t helped by two black cards handed to Dessie Finnegan and Eoin O’Connor.Christy Toye and Leon Thompson go high to win this ball in the game in Ballyshannon on Sunday against Louth. Photo Brian McDaidLouth managed to snatch a fortunate goal as Paul Durkan dropped a ball to allow Shane Lennon to nip in to make it 0-13 to 1-1 at the break.You simply couldn’t see a way back at that stage. And almost twenty minutes into the second half, things hadn’t changed that much.Donegal had added some more points to their tally reflected on a scoreline of 0-16 to 1-3.But Brian White and Paddy Keenan ripped up that script as they both both the Donegal net as Louth played a direct brand of football and exposed the home defence.Suddenly it was a three point game and Donegal fans were left wondering if they were about to witness one of the biggest implosions under Jim McGuinness.Patrick Mc Brearty in control for Donegal in Ballyshannon against Louth. Photo Brian McDaidDelcan Walsh helped to steady the ship a minute later as he found the Louth net with a great strike to put six points between the teams again. McFadden, Murphy Kavanagh and Molloy helped add more points to make sure that daylight stayed between the two sides.Worringly however was the fact that Louth continued to breach the home defence on occasion with apparent ease and could have had at least one other goal.Louth continued to press hard until the final whistle and Donegal, to their credit, defended well in numbers when they needed to.The final scoreline read Donegal 1-19 to 3-7. What odds would Paddy Power have given on that at half-time?DONEGAL FINALLY PULL AWAY FROM LOUTH IN ROLLERCOASTER CLASH was last modified: March 30th, 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:BallyshannondonegalLouthNational Leaguelast_img read more

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first_img20 June 2011Burger King said on Tuesday that it was mulling opportunities for establishing a foothold in South Africa to counter sluggish economic growth in the US market, according to a Business Day report.Yum Brands, which owns KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, have also shown interest in South Africa, Sanford C Bernstein analyst Sara Senatore told the business daily. “We are currently assessing the opportunity in SA for the Burger King brand,” she said.Burger King said it continuously reviews its “worldwide restaurant portfolio in the course of business. We make strategic decisions based on many factors, including development opportunities, market conditions and restaurant profitability.”Emerging markets ‘attractive’Senatore said emerging markets were attractive to US companies as their growth had outpaced progress in developed markets. “There are difficulties when entering developing markets such as infrastructure and regulatory differences, but what any company is looking for is market depth and market growth and SA has that,” she said.“They are looking for markets which will provide fast growth and are rapidly developing. Any company that can partake in these types of economies will want to, despite these challenges.”Burger King was founded in 1954 and is the second-largest fast-food hamburger chain in the world after McDonald’s. It has about 12 000 outlets in 73 countries and 90% of those are owned and operated by independent franchisees.Franchise licences vary depending on the region, with some regional franchises, known as master franchises, responsible for selling franchise sub-licences on the company’s behalf.Tough rival in Famous BrandsAbsa Securities analyst Chris Gilmour told Business Day that the local burger market was saturated: “I am very surprised they would consider this, unless they are using SA as a springboard into Africa.”However, Vestact fund manager Sasha Naryshkine holds a different view: “The fast-food sector has done astonishingly well over the past few years, and there is still potential for growth. Burger King is a well-known international brand and could compete with Famous Brands’ Steers division.“But its fame would not guarantee its success. Subway is a well- recognised brand and it has not managed to capture the imagination of South Africans,” he said.Burger King would find a tough SA rival in Famous Brands, with its 520 Steers outlets across the country. Steers grew sales 6.5% in the year to February, and said it planned to open a further 20 stores this year, according to the report.Justin Divaris, CEO of the Daytona Group that brought the Aston Martin brand to SA, is rumoured to be involved in the deal. He declined requests for comment from Business Day.Sapalast_img read more

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first_img16 January 2015When a new batch of diesel locomotives was unloaded off the ship at the Cape Town harbour on 14 January, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters walked towards the Afro4002 loco and kissed it.She said the delivery of the locos was an exciting moment for the government and the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) because they would go a long way in reducing travel time, providing comfort and reliability, and improving efficiency.The arrival of the four locomotives follows the unveiling of the first one – the Afro4001 diesel locomotive – at the Cape Town Station in December. “We are happy that when we said 2015, the first trains would be landing in South Africa in January 2015, there is the delivery of the train. We are very excited,” Peters said.“At different times this year, trains will be delivered. One of the key things the government is focusing on, between 2014 and 2019, is to improve public transport, in particular our drive to move people from road to rail. This is part of the initiative because in that way, we will be able to deal with the carnage on the roads. We will be able to reduce the number of people who actually die.”She was accompanied by the chairperson of the Prasa board, Popo Molefe, and the agency’s group chief executive, Lucky Montana. Prasa is a state-owned enterprise responsible for most passenger rail services in South Africa.The new locomotives are expected to contribute to the rail operator’s plan to modernise South Africa’s rail infrastructure, including rolling stock, signal upgrade, infrastructure rehabilitation, station modernisation and new locomotives for long distance passenger services.All in all, 70 high-tech locomotives are expected to be delivered over the next few months, comprising 50 Euro Dual electro-diesel and 20 Euro 4000 diesel locomotives. As they arrive, Prasa will test them on the track until March; thereafter, the locos will start operating from April this year.Peters said the Afro4001 diesel locomotive had already been tested. On one test-run, it pulled up to 50 coaches over a notable distance. These types of locomotives brought modernisation as well as faster delivery.“We. want to also improve the ability of people to move faster on rail because people are saying I don’t want to spend hours on end on the train,” she said.The locomotives are highly powered and are designed for multipurpose use. They can pull freight and passenger coaches. The trains will run along six long-distance corridors, including the Johannesburg to Cape Town route. As soon as Prasa receives new stock during the first half of the year, this will be increased to 10 corridors.Peters said the government was investing R172.3-billion in the next 10 years to fast track the modernisation of rail and move public passenger transport to rail; of this, R3.5-billion had been used to manufacture 70 locomotives. About R51-billion would go towards the manufacturing of 600 new trains for Metrorail, which operates commuter rail in urban areas.Molefe said the 70 locomotives were being manufactured in Spain. Prasa would receive the first 20 of these within the next six months. “Over time we have had to deal with high levels of frustrations from our people, who use our trains, because of slow journey times and overcrowding, resulting in the passengers losing faith in rail as a mode of choice.“What we see today will immediately see the reduction of travel time on our long- distance passenger rail services as part of our commitment to providing high-quality passenger services,” he said.Source: SANewslast_img read more

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first_imgGlobal Governance plays a critical role in shaping the reputation of the Nation Brand.The Brand South Africa Nation Brand Performance presentation is anchored by perspectives on governance in global, corporate and political spheres.The Nation Brand’s global and domestic reputation is to a large extent shaped by perceptions of efficient internal governance, while the nation brand’s contribution to global governance has a direct bearing on international perceptions. We weigh in on some of the statistics.View document herelast_img

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first_imgCheck out these video tutorials to get started in Assimilate Scratch 8 and MyAssimilate.If you’re after Pro Res encoding on a Windows machine, or 4k for the price of 2k, then Assimilate Scratch 8 might have the solution that you need. In the short interview above Steve Bannerman describes what Scratch can do and his take on the future of the 4k, 6k, 8k (and more) race, to Josh Apter from MEW and AOTG.Assimilate Scratch 8 and  Scratch LAB are the two main products from Assimilate Inc. and if you’ve ever wondered what the differences are between them, then this quote will set you straight.“SCRATCH Lab is designed for production and VFX dailies review & comment, conform, primary colour correction, set looks, create LUTs and output multiple simultaneous deliverables. SCRATCH is a full end to end DI system that starts with dailies, and adds full secondary color correction, compositing, finishing and mastering features. It is a full DI house in a box.” – AssimilateWith 90-day free trial’s available of both systems t’s worth it to give Scratch a whirl for yourself. They’ve also recently announced MyAssimilate which is their collaborative cloud based solution, to allow greater flexibility for freelance artists to work remotely. Check out the brief animation below to understand how it all fits together.Scratch 8 Video TutorialsIn this fast-paced series of video tutorials, Laura Castelli,walks you through how to get started with the essential basics of Scratch 8:In this 5 minute tutorial you can learn how to create Apple certified Pro Res exports in Scratch 8 and Scratch LAB, a unique feature.In this last quick tutorial you can learn how to create a three-stripe colour grading process (similar to the Technicolor 3-stripe process) with Cyan, Magenta and Yellow, as well as getting to grips with the blending modes in Scratch 8.MyAssimilate Collaborative SolutionMy Assimilate works in conjunction with Scratch 8 and Scratch LAB to allow you to collaborate remotely with clients or other artists and consists of four elements: Remote, Project Repository, Scratch Web and the Gallery. Find out all about how they work in the short intro videos and tutorials below!Other PremiumBeat Posts on ScratchThere’s so much happening on the PremiumBeat these days, it can be hard to keep up. Check out these two previous posts for even more Scratch 8 related resources and to check out Scratch Play – the free universal media player.Scratch 8 Workflows and Webinars | Download Scratch Play for Freelast_img read more

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first_imgAlternate NamesStandard ileostomy – living with; Brooke ileostomy – living with; Continent ileostomy – living with; Abdominal pouch – living with; End ileostomy – living with; Ostomy – living withDescriptionYou had an injury or disease in your digestive system and needed an operation called an ileostomy. The operation changed the way your body gets rid of waste (stool, feces, or poop).Now you have an opening called a stoma in your belly. Waste will pass through the stoma into a pouch that collects it.You will need to learn to deal with some feelings about the changes to your body. You will also need to learn how the operation has changed your life.Talking with OthersYou may feel sad, discouraged, ashamed, or alone after getting an ileostomy. You may cry or become angry easily, or you may not have much patience.Try talking with a close friend, your doctor or nurse, or a family member you feel close to. Ask your doctor about seeing a mental health counselor. There may also be a support group in your area for people who have had ileostomies.When you eat out or go to a party, remember it is normal for most people to use the bathroom after they eat or drink. Do not feel embarrassed or self-conscious if you need to use the bathroom to empty your pouch.You may be nervous about talking about your ileostomy with your friends, your family members, and people you work with. This is normal. You do not need to explain everything to everyone, even if they ask.advertisementIf you have children, they may ask to see your stoma or pouch. Try to be relaxed when you talk with them about it. Try to explain how it works and why you have it. Answer their questions so they do not develop wrong ideas about it on their own.Attend a local ostomy support group if there is one in your area. Go by yourself, or take your spouse, another family member, or a friend. It may be helpful for you to get ideas and talk with others who also have had ileostomies. If you have a partner, it can be helpful for both of you to talk with other couples about how they live with an ileostomy.Your ClothingYou should not need special clothes. Your pouch usually cannot be seen under your clothing. It is fairly flat.Underwear, pantyhose, stretch pants, and jockey shorts do not get in the way of your ostomy bag or stoma.If you lost weight before your surgery from your illness, you may gain weight afterward. You may need to wear bigger clothes.Going Back to Work and Day-to-Day LifeYour doctor or nurse will tell you when you can go back to work. Ask your doctor what activities you can do.People with ileostomies can do most jobs. Ask your doctor if your type of work is safe to do. As with all major surgery, it will take time for you to get stronger after your operation. Ask your doctor for a letter you can give to your employer that explains why you need time off work.It is a good idea to tell your employer, and maybe even a friend at work, about your ileostomy.Heavy lifting may harm your stoma. A sudden blow to the stoma or pouch may also harm it.Being Intimate with Your PartnerYou and your partner will probably have worries about your ileostomy. You may both feel uncomfortable about it. Things may not go smoothly when you begin being intimate again.Men may have problems staying attracted to a partner who has had an ileostomy. Women who have an ileostomy may have pain or discomfort during sex.Contact between your body and your partner?s body should not harm the ostomy. To feel more secure, ask your ostomy nurse for a special wrap that may help protect your ostomy.With open discussion, intimacy will get better over time.SportsAn ostomy should not keep you from being active. People with ostomies run long distance, lift weights, ski, swim, and play most other sports.Ask your doctor which sports you can take part in once you get your strength back, especially before you do heavy lifting or play contact sports, such as football.Many doctors do not recommend contact sports because of possible injury to the stoma from a severe blow, or because the pouch may slip. But special protection can prevent these problems.advertisementWeight lifting could cause a hernia at the stoma.You can swim with your pouch in place. These tips may help:Choose bathing suit colors or patterns that will hide your ostomy.Women can get a bathing suit that has a special lining, or they can wear stretch panties under their bathing suit to hold the pouch in place.Men can wear bike shorts underneath their bathing suit, or wear swim trunks and a tank top.Always empty your pouch before swimming.ReferencesCima RR. Pemberton JH. Ileostomy, colostomy, and pouches. In: Feldman M. Friedman LS, Brandt LJ. Sleisenger & Fordtran?s Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 8th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2006:chap 110.Fry RD, Mahmoud N, Maron DJ, Ross HM, Rombeau J. Colon and rectum. In: Townsend Jr. CM, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery. 18th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 50.Khatri VP, Asensio JA, eds. Subtotal colectomy/panproctocolectomy and j-pouch reconstruction. Operative Surgery Manual. 1st ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2003:chap 35.Scriver G, Hyman N. Ileostomy construction. Ileostomy construction. Operative Techniques in General Surgery. 2007 Mar;1: 43-49Review Date:8/17/2012Reviewed By:Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Joshua Kunin, MD, Consulting Colorectal Surgeon, Zichron Yaakov, Israel. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more

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first_imgAnxious parents are more likely to have anxious children, a study on rhesus monkeys has revealed. It added that the risk of developing anxiety and depression is passed from parents to children.An over-active brain circuit involving three brain areas inherited from generation to generation may set the stage for developing anxiety and depressive disorders, said the researchers from University of Wisconsin-Madison. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Over-activity of these three brain regions are inherited brain alterations that are directly linked to the later life risk to develop anxiety and depression,” said senior study author Ned Kalin.The findings showed that elevated activity in the brain areas is likely involved in mediating the in-born risk for extreme anxiety and anxious temperament that can be observed in early childhood.Monkeys, like humans, can be temperamentally anxious and pass their anxiety-related genes on to the next generation. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixBy studying nearly 600 young rhesus monkeys, the team found that about 35 percent of variation in anxiety-like tendencies is explained by family history. To a certain extent, anxiety can provide an evolutionary advantage because it helps an individual recognise and avoid danger.“But when the circuits are over-active, it becomes a problem and can result in anxiety and depressive disorders,” Kalin explained.Surprisingly, the study found that it was the function of brain structures – and not their size – that was responsible for the genetic transfer of an anxious temperament. “Now that we know where to look, we can develop a better understanding of the molecular alterations that give rise to anxiety-related brain function,” Kalin noted.The findings are a big step in understanding the neural underpinnings of inherited anxiety and begins to give scientists more selective targets for treatment. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).last_img read more

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