WhatsApp Twitter EntertainmentMusicNews#Video #GoodStuff The RubberbanditsBy Eric Fitzgerald – January 21, 2014 972 Facebook Linkedin THE new release from Limerick’s Rubberbandits is ‘Dad’s Best Friend’ accompanied by this unnerving video. Comedian Russell Brand recommended the new track to his 7 million followers today tweeting, “I think Rubberbandits are a bit like David Lynch, gentle terrorists against mundanity.”The Rubberbandits debut their new show, Continental Fistfight at London’s Soho Theatre from Thursday January 30 to Saturday February 22.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Advertisement Email Print Previous articleLimerick Lakers claim Cork Cup crownNext article#Video Paul O’Connell and Special Olympics athlete Christine Delaney launch 2014 Ireland Games in Limerick Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond.
Image source: SAAMIn order to optimize commercial operations and reduce wait times for vessels arriving at the Port of Caldera, Sociedad Portuaria Caldera (SPC) – a SAAM Puertos Company – and the Costa Rican Institute of Pacific Ports (INCOP) recently kicked off a $2.5 million dredging program.Commenting the latest news, Ricardo Ospina, CEO of SPC, said: “We have committed to moving up dredging in order to continue to support trade and the domestic economy. We need our port to have better conditions to receive vessels with the highest draft possible.”Dredging operations, conducted by Van Oord, consist of extracting material that has accumulated on the sea bed in order to restore its original depths so that ships can dock at Puerto Caldera.“This process meets all environmental requirements and will be supervised by a regent from the government,” added Ospina.The volume to be extracted from the Port of Caldera areas is estimated at around 400.000m³, which has accumulated since the last dredging operation in February 2017.SAAM has just released these beautiful photos of Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Lelystad, taken during her recent arrival in the Port of Caldera waters.Image source: SAAM
Finn Harps maintained their unbeaten run to their league campaign with an entertaining 2-2 with the students of UCD at Belfield.Tagbo was on the scoresheet again for Harps. Pic by Gary Foy, newsandsportfilesHarps were forced to come from behind on two occasions against the College boys in a blustery yet very entertaining night in south Dublin.Harps found themselves behind after 17 minutes when Mick Leahy headed home from a corner. Harps protested the ball had not crossed the line when it was partially cleared but referee Ben Connolly signalled for a goal.But just five minutes later Wilfred Tagbo struck for the second time in as many games when he poked the ball home from a couple of yards following a corner.Jamie Doyle looked like he had put the home side in front just before the break when he volleyed past Ciaran Gallagher but he was adjudged to have been offside.Tagbo continued to test the UCD defence with a couple of decent efforts but it was UCD who took the lead for the second time in the 60th minute. Jamie Doyle caught the Harps defence cold after they only half-cleared an earlier effort to make it 2-1.But Ollie Horgan’s side stuck to their task.And just like last week’s game against Cobh Ramblers, veteran Kevin McHugh was to once again come off the bench to prove he knows exactly when their net is.The Killea man, with just minutes left on the clock, struck a sweet ball form all of 25 yards past UCD goalkeeper Niall Corbet to rescue a share of the spoils.UCD might have considered themselves a little unlucky not to have snatched all three points but it’s this battling spirit which will stand to Harps as the season wears on. HARPS COME FROM BEHIND TWICE TO SNATCH A DESERVED DRAW AGAINST UCD was last modified: April 4th, 2015 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:donegalfinn harpsUCD
In the entrance to the South African Parliament a remarkable piece of artwork winds its way along the wall, its 120-metre length reaching through the lobby to wrap around the exterior of the chamber.This is the Keiskamma Tapestry, an exquisite embroidery in the tradition of the famous Bayeux Tapestry and the work of over 100 previously unemployed women from the Eastern Cape.Along its length, the tapestry tells the turbulent history of the Cape frontier region, from the Stone Age San through the wars and tragedies of the Xhosa people to the peaceful resolution of the 1994 elections.The embroidery depicting the San Bushmen, the earliest inhabitants of the Eastern Cape, mimics the rock art the hunter-gatherers left behind (Image: Keiskamma Trust)The artwork’s presence in Parliament reflects the kinder, more vibrant and open nature of post-apartheid South Africa. Under the old regime, forbidding portraits of the 1961 Cabinet stared down from the walls of the austere lobby – including one of HF Verwoerd, the architect of grand apartheid.Interestingly, Verwoerd features on the tapestry, at the Rand Show in 1961 – the site of the first assassination attempt against him – and right next to an image of Nelson Mandela burning his pass book during the ANC’s 1959 defiance campaign.Nelson Mandela burning his pass book during the 1959 Defiance Campaign, and HF Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, in 1961 (Image: Keiskamma Trust)From craft to artThe tapestry is a product of the Keiskamma Trust, set up in 2000 as a skills development project in the impoverished Hamburg region of the Eastern Cape. The trust helps women of the region develop their traditional embroidery skills to produce craftwork of a scale and skill that approaches art – which has a higher premium.Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry, created by Saxon women in 1067 to tell the story of the Norman invasion of England, the Keiskamma Tapestry follows the same form as that artwork, with a similar narrative structure.The first panel of the Bayeux Tapestry, created in 1067 (Image: Museum of Reading)It begins with the San Bushmen, the earliest inhabitants of the Eastern Cape, with embroidered replicas of the rock art images of animals and human forms the hunter gatherers left behind.It then follows the history of the Xhosa people in the region, to the arrival of the white colonial settlers, the frontier wars and the great cattle killing of 1856.In that tragic event Nongqawuse, a 15-year-old girl prophet, instructed the people to kill 400 000 of their cattle, leading to mass starvation and the end of effective Xhosa resistance to white encroachment.The great Xhosa cattle killing of 1856 (Image: Keiskamma Trust)Cattle are a dominant motif throughout the tapestry, reflecting their importance in the history and economy of the Xhosa people.The tapestry continues through the history of the Eastern Cape and South Africa as a whole, ending with the country’s first democratic elections in 1994. In creating the epic embroidery, the trust says, the women involved came to learn about their own history, which they can then disseminate throughout their community.The people of the Eastern Cape queuing to vote in the 1994 elections (Image: Keiskamma Trust)The Keiskamma Tapestry was created with funding from the Department of Arts and Culture and over 100 private donations. The Standard Bank bought the work for R500 000, and loaned it for a long-term exhibit in Parliament.It was unveiled by Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2006, at a ceremony attended, among others, by all of the Eastern Cape women who laboured to create it.View the full Keiskamma Tapestry on the Keiskamma Trust website.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Festival director J’aimee Skippon-Volk described the film as “exceptional” and as having “a lot of heart”. Thomas Gumede, who plays the role of New Year in the movie, accepted the awards via video link. “It is such an honour to be part of a project that comes from such a small town like Lamontville to be shown among an international audience.” Otelo Burning was in development for seven years and came out of an extensive workshop process held with a group of children in the township. “It’s not just a story that someone sat in a room and made up. It’s a Lamontville story, told by the people of Lamontville,” Blecher said. It was taken to the No Borders IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project) in New York City in 2009 and was selected for the IFP Independent Film Narratice Labs in 2011; it was funded by South African investors through the Department of Trade and Industry’s film incentive rebate. The film gained international recognition and a slew of awards following its release in 2012. These include official selection at London’s BFI Film Festival, France’s Lille Film Festival, India’s Chennai Film Festival and the Seattle Film Festival, as well as a nomination for the Golden Needle Award at the Seattle Film Festival. It won best cinematography and best child actor at the 2012 Africa Movie Academy Awards in Lagos and best film at the Cape Wine Lands Festival. Blecher was also awarded the IFP Adrienne Shelly Director’s Grant in New York. More recent awards also included best lighting designer, make-up artist and best movie at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards, also hosted over the weekend. SAinfo reporter 14 March 2013 South African film Otelo Burning added to a long list of accolades over the weekend, picking up a hat-trick of awards at Australia’s Byron Bay International Film Festival – the first film ever to claim the honour. The film is about a group of youngsters from the Lamontville township in KwaZulu-Natal who discover a love of surfing. It was shot in Durban, is in Zulu with English subtitles and stars Jafta Mamabolo, Thomas Gumede and Tshepang Mohlomi. It is set in 1989 in the midst brewing conflict between two political groups in Lamontville, according to the filmmakers. Surfing allows the characters Otelo Buthelezi, his younger brother Ntwe and friend New Year an escape from the violence of where they live. What follows is a story of human foibles at an explosive time in South Africa’s history. “Set against the backdrop of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, it looks at the enormous potential for change at the time of apartheid’s downfall – all seen through the eyes of a child,” said director Sarah Blecher. Its clean sweep at the Byron Bay Festival was an important international win for the film. It won the Owners Club at Linnaeus Best Film Award, the Byron Bay Coffee Company Best Dramatic Feature Award and the Tavarus Best Surf Film Award.
Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has criticised Team India on its disastrous showing in the Nottingham Test. Speaking exclusively to Headlines Today, Ganguly termed India’s show as the worst that he has seen in the recent past. “I have never seen such pathetic performance by India in the last 10 years. India had opportunities (122 for 8 and when India were 267 for 4), but they couldn’t make use of that. I don’t want India to bowl first as it is difficult to bat 4th. India’s batting has been very ordinary. You can’t win with 200-150. We have to score big to win,” Ganguly said. India lost the second Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham against Engand by 319 runs on Monday. Ganguly added, “The team came here undercooked. They weren’t ready. Preparations were so poor for what is the Battle of the Year.” “Dhoni’s batting has been letting the team down. If he doesn’t score, the tail wouldn’t be able to. Look at how (Matt) Prior’s batting is helping the team. I will give benefit of doubt to Dhoni as of now. But time is running out for him,” the former captain said. Ganguly, who said it will be difficult for India to bet on Virendra Sehwag in the third Test, questioned Abhinav Mukund’s role in the team. “It will be difficult for Sehwag, but India have to gamble with him in Birmingham. What is Mukund doing? It’s strange Sachin Tendulkar hasn’t scored runs in four innings. But he looked good on Monday,” he said.advertisement
The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, has been challenged to a race for charity by Great Britain’s distant runner Mo Farah, but the race may take the sprinter out of his comfort zone.“It’d be great to be able to do a distance where people vote in what distance will be suitable, and then get a judge and then come in the middle with that distance and train for it,” said Britain’s Farah, who won the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at last year’s London’s Olympics. “Bolt, are you up for that? Come on, you got to do it.”With no one else to beat on the track, Bolt – who won the 100 and 200 in world-record time at the 2008 Beijing Games, then defended those titles at last year’s Olympics – is considering Farah’s challenge.“That sounds fun. It’s going to be hard, but for me it’s charity, so it’s just all about fun and enjoyment,” Bolt said. “For me, I’m up for anything if it’s possible.”The issue with this challenge is deciding on a fair distance. What would you consider a fair? Give us your opinion.