QUIGLEY RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD RATINGS

first_imgHe may have been beaten in the World Championship Final but Jason Quigley has been ranked number one in the world.Jason QuigleyThe Ballybofey man joins the man who beat him, Zhanibek Alimkhanuly from Kazakhstan, at top of the middleweight rankings.The ratings see the 22 year old Finn Valley boxer jump six places from when he went into the world championships two weeks ago. Although beaten by Alimkhanuly, many suggest Jason could beat the gold medalist if the pair meet again.Quigley went into the fight having boxed the previous day in his tough semi-final bout while his opponent had a three day rest and got a walkover in the semi-final.Jason’s proud dad Conor put out a message of Facebook declaring his son was number one in the world.The Finn Valley boxer’s ultimate aim will be to box for Ireland at the Olympic Games in Brazil in 2016 But there is the question of retaining his senior crown and boxing for his country before then.  QUIGLEY RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD RATINGS was last modified: October 30th, 2013 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:Jason Quigleyrankingsworld number onelast_img read more

CR softball hopes to rise from the ashes and build upon first non-losing season since 2006

first_imgEureka >> Just a few short years ago, the College of the Redwoods softball team was near extinction. Now, after a steady rise back to respectability, CR has its sights set on competing for a league title.The Corsairs finished with a 17-17 overall record last season. While a .500 record is the definition of average, it was a vast improvement for a program that had not had a .500 record or better since 2006 — having lost 25 or more games in each of previous nine seasons.As Corsairs head coach …last_img read more

My normal, crazy, mixed-up country

first_imgGet me to the church on time. A still from South Africa’s hit movie White Wedding. Jann Turner, the director and joint writer and producer of White Wedding. (Images: White Wedding) This article originally appeared on page six of South Africa Now, a six-page supplement to the Washington Post produced on behalf of Brand South Africa. (Click to enlarge.) MEDIA CONTACTS • Clay Dollarhide New Media – MPRM +1 323 933 3399 cdollarhide@mprm.com • MJ Peckos Marketing & Distribution – Dada Films +1 310 273 1444 mj@dadafilms.net RELATED ARTICLES • Movie draws public – and pirates • New film tackles race with humour • SA short film makes festival finals • Hopeville: a journey of restoration • SA film shines at Zanzibar festivalJann TurnerSouth African hit movie White Wedding is now showing in the US to rave reviews. Jann Turner, who directed and jointly wrote and produced the film, writes about the place that inspired it – South Africa.Are there lions in the streets? Do you live in a mud hut? How come you ain’t … ?As a South African, I get the strangest questions from Americans. Their impression of Africa ranges from the lions-snakes-loincloths version, all the way to the guns-Aids-ghettos version. Often they are wildly off the mark, although, since we hosted the World Cup soccer tournament, they do know that we have stadiums, TV and vuvuzelas.What they don’t know is that we have it all! Wild animals and guns, Aids and ghettos are here, but we also have highways, high schools, high-tech, high-life and high hopes. We’re on Twitter and Facebook and all the other social networks. Charlize Theron is one of us. So is Elon Musk, the PayPal founder and Dave Matthews of the band. We invented super-glue, open-heart surgery and short-range tactical nuclear weapons and we were also the first to ever give up the latter voluntarily.Our country is hauntingly beautiful – beaches, mountains, deserts, forests, cities, jungles. It’s the size of California and Texas combined and 50-million of us live here, of all colours, speaking 11 different languages. Since Nelson Mandela led us out of our painful past, we’re all working hard to get along and make our country a success. And slowly, we’re getting it right. Most of us even have rhythm now.Take Beyonce, Denzel, Obama and Oprah. Throw in LeBron and Tiger. Sprinkle with Bill Gates, Al Sharpton, Pat Buchanan, Spike Lee and Paris Hilton. Make most of them poor, but some rich. Given them each a different language. Now tell them to sort out the US, quickly and peacefully. Get the idea? Ask anyone who visited us for the World Cup. We live in a crazy, mixed-up, fun loving, rich-and-poor, up-and-down place, and we are immensely proud of it.The point I’m trying to make is that South Africa is fast becoming just a normal, crazy mixed-up country. So we – that’s my two partners, Kenneth Nkosi and Rapulana Seiphemo and me – want to tell stories that are fun, real, and normal.So White Wedding came about from a road trip the three of us took across the country about seven years ago – two black dudes and white girl and all the bizarre, funny, typically South African things that we encountered.It was on that long drive that we made up the story about Kenneth (Elvis, the groom) and Rapulana (Tumi, the best man) trying to get from Johannesburg to Cape Town to Elvis’s wedding. Things go wrong – but not in the way you might expect. George (the goat), played by Bella (the goat) isn’t a guest at the wedding – he’s the lunch – a gift from Grandma. Befriended by Rose (the heartbroken British hitch-hiker), George sits in the back seat of the car with Elvis, while Tumi and Rose flirt in the front. Tony, the ex-boyfriend of Ayanda (the bride), pays for her wedding dress. Elvis hasn’t made the transfer from the bank, because he’s lost in mountains, and there’s no phone signal. It’s not really George’s fault that they crash, but in the end, poor George ends up getting cooked and eaten. Or does he?We ended up with a funny, romantic, feel-good road-movie, reminiscent of Sideways and Little Miss Sunshine. We shot the film in 18 days, for a budget of less than U$1-million (R7-million). And South Africans loved it. When did you last see a film in which you laugh at different scenes to the person next to you – and you don’t understand the jokes you are missing? Or when, at the climax, people stand and dance to the soundtrack, shouting in excitement? We heard many stories of black and white strangers hugging each other as the credits rolled, or of employers and their housekeepers sitting side-by-side, shedding simultaneous tears when the story gets weepy.We sent Nelson Mandela a copy for his 91st birthday and he loved it. Mandela is a Xhosa, like Grandma and the beautiful Ayanda, but he wouldn’t mind the gentle fun that is poked at their laid-back, stubborn stereotype. The film gives everyone a bit of a rev.But you don’t need to be South African to appreciate it. At heart, it’s a universal story about love and prejudice. It’s warm, charming, and reminds us that our similarities are greater than our differences. President Obama, you should see it!So … I’m not black. I live in the suburbs, and the lions I hear at night are in the Joburg zoo. But I am South African, and I think Americans are going to like our movie. If you do see it, don’t be afraid to laugh aloud, whistle, dance, cry and applaud during the show. And tell your friends.That’s how we do it.For more information, visit whiteweddingmovie.com.Download South Africa Now in PDF format (2.2 MB), or read selected articles online:Powering towards a green economySouth Africa plans to build a massive $21.8-billion, 5 000 MW solar park in its semi-desert Northern Cape province as part of an aggressive push to grow its highly industrialised economy without increasing its carbon footprint.The everyday beauty of SowetoSouth African photographer Jodi Bieber has a special ability to bring out the beauty in the ordinary, even the disfigured. On the cover of Time magazine she made a mutilated Afghani girl look beautiful, and in her latest book Soweto she makes everyday township life shine.Launchpad to a billion consumersBy offering to acquire Massmart for some $4.2-billion, Wal-Mart has joined the parade of global companies looking to South Africa as a springboard into what is increasingly seen as the world’s last great investment frontier.A trek to the start of timeIt will probe the edges of our universe. It will be a virtual time machine, helping scientists explore the origins of galaxies. It’s the Square Kilometre Array, and South Africans are at the heart of its development.Brewing up a global brandMiller Lite. Tastes great. Less filling. And brought to you by world-beating South African company SABMiller.Looking south and east for growthAs the shift in global economic power gains momentum, South Africa’s trade is moving eastwards and southwards in a pattern that both reflects the worldwide trend and helps drive it, writes John Battersby.More than just a celluloid Mandela There is a special bond between Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman and the man he played in the Clint Eastwood movie Invictus, South African statesman Nelson Mandela.Africa in the new world orderKgalema Motlanthe, South Africa’s deputy president, looks at how African economies’ resilient performance during the global financial crisis points to the continent’s new place in a changing world.Mining history for new solutionsMark Cutifani, CEO of the multinational AngloGold Ashanti mining company, examines why South Africa’s past is key to successfully doing business here in the future.Turning up the media volumeSince 1990, South Africa has been a noisy place. After decades of apartheid censorship, the lifting of restrictions on the media led to a cacophony of debate. For the first time in centuries, everyone could be heard, and it was sometimes deafening, writes Anton Harber.A joule of an energy-efficient carSouth Africa, which builds BMWs and Mercedes Benzes for the US market, is in the thick of the race to deliver a truly practical – and stylish – electric car. Meet the Joule.South Africa: Time to believeThe forgiving philosophy of “ubuntu” helps explain how South Africa managed to transcend its turbulent apartheid past and create a unified democracy, writes Simon Barber.Finding sound real estate investmentSouth Africa’s post-apartheid transformation and new middle class are fuelling demand for affordable homes. For private equity fund International Housing Solutions, that means opportunity.My normal, crazy, mixed-up countrySouth African hit movie White Wedding is now showing in the US to rave reviews. Jann Turner, who directed and jointly wrote and produced the film, writes about the place that inspired it – South Africa.Bring on the braaiAll South Africans love it – including Nobel peace prize-winning Desmond Tutu – and its rich, smoky smell floats over the country every Sunday. Celebrate the braai with our great recipe for making boerewors, traditional South African farmer’s sausage.last_img read more

Music Showcase: Royalty Free Ambient Tracks

first_img10 of the best royalty free ambient tracks for games, videos, events & films.  Make your projects more engaging with high-quality ambient music!We’ve rounded up 10 of the best royalty free ambient tracks, gentle soundscapes that will give your projects more emotional depth. Encompassing a range of styles from swirling light rock to downbeat electronic underscores, each of these royalty free ambient tracks gives off warm, positive vibes.This isn’t your typical “background stock music”.  It’s cinematic, soulful and dynamic.  These ambient tracks will add an emotional element to corporate videos, wedding slideshows, dramatic scenes or narration.  Have a listen, and discover how royalty free ambient music can increase the impact of your production.last_img read more

Maharashtra ATS nabs three Bangladeshi nationals with alleged links to banned terror outfit

first_imgThree Bangladeshi nationals were arrested by the city unit of the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) on Saturday on suspicion of being part of an Al Qaeda-inspired Islamic extremist organization.The trio, who had been apparently residing using forged identity papers, were believed to have links with the outlawed Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) – the militant outfit also called as Ansar Bangla, said ATS sources.“The suspects were picked up for questioning from the city’s Akurdi and Wanowrie areas. They were residing illegally with forged Aadhaar and PAN cards which were retrieved from their persons. We are interrogating them to ascertain the nature of their association with the ABT, and their role here,” said an ATS officer.Two of those nabbed hailed from Khulna, while the other came from Shariatpur district in Bangladesh.The city ATS team led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ATS) Sunil Darekar acted on a tip-off received on Friday about an alleged ‘infiltrator’ from Bangladesh living in the Kondhwa-Wanorie area.On detaining and quizzing the suspect, the team secured information about the whereabouts of the other two Bangladeshi nationals.last_img read more

BMW M3 and M4 sports sedans to be launched in November this year in India

first_imgBMW M3German auto manufacturer BMW’s high performance M division is renowned for creating track ready racing cars in the past. Its latest offerings,  the 2014 M3 and its two door counterpart M4 will be launched in India by the end of November 2014. BMW India’s President Mr. Philip von Sahr had confirmed that originally the vehicles which were to be launched, will now be seen in the next month.The BMW M3 and M4 are two of the best selling sports saloons across the world. The Bavarian automaker’s hugely successful iterations of the M3 and M4 have given birth to huge cult followings among enthusiasts and motoring journalists . Though convertible models of both cars have been launched overseas, BMW will take its time for the India release.For those who love power and performance, the figures both M3 and M4 boast of will put several sportscars to shame. They are powered by a 3.0 L straight 6-cylinder engine that churns out 431 bhp of power and 550 Nm of peak torque. Customers get the option to either obtain a 7-speed double clutch ‘box or 6-speed manual transmission .Both cars will be brought to India as Completely Built Units CBU (CBUs). They are expected to be priced well above the Rs 90 lakh mark.BMW’s biggest rivals for the M3 and M4 are fellow Germans Audi RS5 and the Mercedes Benz C63 AMG.last_img read more

Kew Media Buys Cardinal Producer Sienna Film

first_imgAcquisitive investment group Kew Media is buying film and TV production company Sienna Films.Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny’s Toronto-based Sienna makes “Cardinal,” which is on CTV in Canada, Hulu in the U.S., and BBC Four in the U.K. Its other TV credits include “Ransom” and “Combat Hospital.” On the film side, it has teed up Canada-Ireland co-production “Sweetness in the Belly,” an adaptation of the Camilla Gibb novel that goes into production next March.READ MORE Twitter Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Login/Register With: Advertisement CREDIT: COURTESY OF BBClast_img read more