Watch: Two crewmen rescued after boat washes up at Mullaghmore

first_imgVolunteers with the Bundoran RNLI rescued two men after their vessel washed up on rocks at Mullaghmore on Monday evening.Featured photo: Dessie Daly/RNLIThe alarm was raised at 4.16pm, when a member of the public reported seeing a boat in trouble. A 3 metre vessel had suffered engine failure and washed up on the shoreline at Mullaghmore Head.A four-strong RNLI crew was tasked by Malin Head Coast Guard to the scene. The lifeboat faced a sea swell of 1.5 metres with a force five westerly wind blowing. A shore crew and the Rescue 118  helicopter was also deployed to the scene.Two crewmembers were found standing alongside the stricken vessel. As the area was inaccessible by land, the decision was taken to get the two crew off by towing their boat to safety.An RNLI crew member was put ashore to assist the helicopter winchman with the casualties. A line was subsequently passed and the boat and the crew of the boat were towed to safety off the rocks. The two men and their boat were safely brought to Mullaghmore.Speaking following the callout, helm Brian Gillespie said: “We would like to thank the member of the public who made the initial 999 call. We would always advise anyone who thinks that they see somebody in trouble on the coast to ring 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard. We would remind sea users of the importance of bringing a means of calling for help should the need arise – a mobile phone but ideally a VHF radio.”Watch: Two crewmen rescued after boat washes up at Mullaghmore was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

DRDGold in R250m plant expansion

first_img15 February 2012South African gold miner DRDGold is to spend R250-million to expand its treatment plant in Brakpan, east of Johannesburg, a move that will enable the company to extract up to 20% more gold from the mine dumps that it re-treats.According to DRDGold CEO Niel Pretorius, the decision to proceed with the addition of a flotation and fine-grind circuit to the plant stems from the findings of about two years of in-house research and development (R&D), the purpose of which was to find a way to liberate more gold from the mine dumps.“It was discovered during R&D that gold trapped in high-pyrite material contained in the total feed to the Brakpan plant was not being liberated by the plant’s conventional carbon in leach process,” he told SouthAfrica.info this week.The Brakpan plant forms part of the company’s Ergo operation, which was established in 2007 as a joint venture between DRDGold and Mintails Limited to recover and treat surface tailings in the Elsburg Tailings Complex.Now wholly owned by DRDGold, Ergo has a network of surface rights that provide access to surface tailings deposited across the western, central and eastern Witwatersrand.More gold extracted, possible uranium recoveryThe company’s research also revealed that by putting the total feed to the plant through a flotation process, the high-pyrite material could be separated from the rest of the feed.The separated high-pyrite material would then be fine-ground through a separate milling process, and the gold it contained could be recovered.“So, the decision has been made to spend some R250-million to refurbish Ergo’s existing flotation plant to do the necessary flotation and to build a fine-grind milling circuit to fine-grind the high-pyrite material,” said Pretorius. “It is expected that the flotation [and] fine-grind process will liberate between 16-20% more gold.”He added that the fine-grind process has another potential benefit: by linking it to resin-in-pulp technology, it should be possible to recover uranium contained in the feed material at a fraction of the cost of building and operating a conventional uranium extraction plant.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Banyana down Namibia in Van Wyk’s 100th

first_img11 August 2014In South African captain Janine van Wyk’s 100th international, Banyana Banyana defeated Namibia 2-0 at the Dobsonville Stadium in Soweto on Sunday.South Africa had recorded another win over Namibia early in July, triumphing 2-1 in Namibia.Early leadOn Sunday, Banyana Banyana took the lead through Amanda Dlamini, who intercepted a pass just outside the visitors’ box before beating the goalkeeper to make it 1-0 after only three minutes.South Africa enjoyed most of the ball possession in the first half and came close to doubling their lead in the 39th minute when a shot from Nothando Vilakazi struck the crossbar.Second goalAfter the break, the contest slowed down, but Banyana found a second goal through Leandra Smeda, who was played in by Portia Modise after Modise had beaten the goalkeeper before finding Smeda unmarked inside the box.Coach Vera Pauw’s charges pushed hard to extend their lead, but were unable to add any more goals.100th capThe match was notable for being the milestone 100th international for defender and captain Janine van Wyk. She trails only Portia Modise, who has turned out for Sasol Banyana 110 times.“It absolutely is a phenomenal feeling,” Van Wyk said before the game.“I really am astonished that I have reached this milestone in my career. I have always dreamed of playing for the national team and here I am reaching 100 caps.”DebutNicknamed “Booth”, Van Wyk made her debut for Banyana Banyana in the African Women’s Championship against Nigeria in 2005. She said it had not been an easy journey to her milestone 100th appearance for her country.“If it wasn’t for my family who supported me along the way I would not be here,” she explained. “I have had some tough experiences in the team, coming in and having to deal with different cultures.”Van Wyk then praised her team-mates for making her feel welcome in the side and for the respect they have showed her.Most memorable momentShe said her most memorable moment in the green and gold strip was when Sasol Banyana recorded their first-ever win over Nigeria in the semi-finals of the 2012 African Women’s Championship, with Van Wyk scoring the only goal in South Africa’s 1-0 win.“Janine has played a vital role in the team set-up. She carries great leadership qualities as the captain. On behalf of Sasol, we congratulate her on reaching this milestone,” said Sasol Sponsorship Specialist Dumisani Mbokane.Banyana Banyana are preparing for the African Women’s Championship, which takes place in Namibia from 11 to 25 October. They have been seeded in a group that includes Cameroon, Ghana and Algeria.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

invisibobble hair ring – Great for curls!

first_imgPrice tag /qty is a minimal out of balance but wonderful for my lil babby’s thick extended hair, absolutely she’ll enjoy the relieve of using these in lieu of ‘brittle’ rubber bands.These are the most effective bobbles i have ever experienced. Really don’t know how i ever managed devoid of them. They do extend out slightly after to start with use but can be squashed again into shape. This will not truly bothere me as normal bobbles which i would acquire extend out in any case. I have definitely extensive hair so i like to snooze with my hair tied up and made use of to wake up with earache and headache in a morning. These are so a great deal additional cozy than a typical bobble – my ponytail feels limited and and secure when i touch it but feels like i have no bobble in through the day.Features of invisibobble hair ring – BrownIt doesn’t leave a kink in the hair. Preventing headachesStrong grip. Avoids split ends and hair breakageWater- and sweat-repellent. Prevents uncomfortable tugging and pulled hairInnovative styling tool. Antiallergic. Compatible with every hair typeActually good grips hair but does not hurt the head, i use them all the time in particular for operate where by my hair requires to be tied back again.Really durable very little hair rings. They do perform and retain your pony tail up even with thick hair like mine. Not seriously for working and sport like that as they will fall down but for do the job and day to day they’re best – and they glance interesting when on your wrist.They are very a lot more costly than other selections so i am not sure that i built a good choice. I will finally update my remark. Strange, i have posted a a bit negative critique and amazon boycoted it but if we are only meant to put up beneficial kinds what is the level?. In any case, in this article it goes all over again, i attempted these hair rings but i am not absolutely sure that they will get the job done in the lengthy run as i get the perception that they will turn into wider in no time (i have only utilised it 2 times so much). I also experienced problem untangling it just after using it from my hair. They are really much more high-priced than other options so i am not absolutely sure that i made a great option. I will ultimately update my comment.Boight these for a buddy and she loves them. She has rather thick and extended hair and just just one of these bobbles retains her hair in place without complications and traces.I enjoy these, they leave no marks in your hair. The vendor was fab arrived actually speedily.My hairdresser encouraged these as i have obviously curly hair and typical bobbles seem to hold my hair way too limited and squash the curls. I’ve received brownish hair so they really are rather invisible when surrounded by curls. They practically keep where i set them, no slipping at all. I’m not positive how they’d operate for straight hair but fantastic for curls.I wrestle to obtain bobbles that i like and never pull my hair when i place it. I wrestle to find bobbles that i like and you should not pull my hair when i set it up so when i came throughout these i imagined i would give it a test and i am so joyful i did i can not dwell without my invisibobble. They are terrific i hugely advocate it to any lady. They are so cozy and nearly invisible in your hair :).Was speedy supply and the product or service is a complete match changer for mei was seriously shocked by the smaller size of them when they arrived, but they really worki can have my hair tied up all day and it feels secure. They never snag or pull hair when taking away and they you should not go away the bump/ridge in my hair that a normal hair band does.Terrific they are smaller sized and thinner than the very clear types i buy and may perhaps not very last as very long but greater for my goddaughter fine hairbrush.Does what it claims on the box. When they arrived they were a large amount scaled-down than what i expected as i had previously purchased some hair bands comparable and they were more substantial in sizing. I have employed 1 band several periods now it is however intact and goes back again to size in a number of hours leaves minimal or no kink it varies. I would advise these to a buddy. Very good product or service even for extremely thick hair. I have incredibly thick hair (hairdressers are often shocked when they see the extent of its thickness) but i like to dress in it as a pony but sadly ordinary sizing bobbles can’t just take the pounds permit on your own in good shape properly and scrunchies reduce elasticity around time. Can be a bit tangly to get out and meant to ‘spring again to shape’ but more than time mine are having difficulties to do so. They return again to a circle but hardly ever have absent back to as little as when comes. Would undoubtedly advocate for thick hair.Always on my wrist or in my hair. Started out off with the pink ones but believed id get brown for my brunette hair.I have shoulder length obviously extremely curly hair, and observed this bobble to be the greatest matter because sliced bread. It holds my curls back again in a unfastened ponytail, but in contrast to scrunchies, this does not tumble out midway through the day. My hair has hardly ever felt so securely held, even though also emotion as if there was almost nothing in it.The invisibobble does specifically what it suggests holds hair securely with out pulling hair, leaves no ‘dents’ when taken out, and would not rip out hair when you take away it. I was concerned with the style and design that my curls would get tangled in it, but it came out quite effortlessly. I even slept in one particular, and the future day when taken out, my hair seemed as superior as it did the evening prior to, no awful mark wherever the bobble had been, and no straightened curls from being pulled again far too tightly. I am guessing this will also work properly with straight hair, while if it is good you may perhaps have to have to double it over.Can’t live without them!!!Good product even for extremely thick hairWon’t cut into the hairDoes what it says on the boxGreat for curls!Great for curly hair!last_img read more

Connect with Personal Finance @MFLNPF

first_imgBy Molly Herndon Our  team’s presence on Twitter just got a bit easier to find. We’re now tweeting from @MFLNPF. Our team’s tweets, content and details about our upcoming webinars are shared from this handle, so be sure to follow us here to stay up-to-date on all the PF news.Last summer, our team and the Network Literacy Community of Practice hosted a Twitter cohort for personal finance managers. This two-week learning event was an opportunity for financial professionals to dip their toes into Twitter while working with a group to help newbies become acquainted with the social media space. Check out a recording of the first meeting below. Additional resources for learning about Twitter are available here.If you’re new to Twitter or an old pro, we’d love to connect with you and grow our network. Share you handle with us and follow us @MFLNPF!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on March 23, 2015.last_img read more