Only 41 education welfare officers in 970 public schools

first_imgThere are exactly 41 Education Welfare Officers providing information, advice, guidance and support to the nearly 190,000 children in the 970 public schools across the country.Chief Welfare OfficerGillian VyphuisChief Schools’ Welfare Officer Gillian Vyphius in an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA) on Monday, said that the Welfare Department has been “juggling” to provide its services to students. Among their tasks were working with ‘at-risk’ students, families and community partners to address barriers to learning and strengthen the safety net for these students.Vyphius said to fill the gap, the department has to rely heavily on the “Liaison Welfare Officers… – teachers are identified from different schools to liaise with the Schools Welfare Department to deal with minor incidents that arise in the schools”.Vyphius explained that those teachers with a social work background were asked by the Ministry to function as Liaison Welfare Officers. The Ministry’s “Maintenance of Order and Discipline Manual” is used to train these teachers, and is also used as a guide in carrying out their liaison duties, including sanctioning students.The Department only seeks to step in with the support of the Education Welfare Officers for serious issues such as violent behaviour, including fighting with a weapon, the Chief Schools’ Welfare Officer explained.These teachers have been performing the duties of liaison officers without compensation from the Ministry. Vyphius said that the department planned to seek a stipend for the teachers.The Liaison Welfare Officer programme, however, is not active in all schools, just those in Regions Five, Six and Ten, Vyphius said.The introduction of more Schools’ Welfare Officers And counsellors is among issues that the Government had identified to address in the revamp of the education system.last_img read more

MNG Gold Needs to Do Much More for the People of Bong County’s Kokoyah…

first_imgLast week the Daily Observer published a story titled, “MNG Gold Acknowledges Fault.” This story emanated from Kokoyah District, Bong County where the concerned company is mining gold in that resource endowed but impoverished district. Several local media outlets including foreign outlets have reported on the spillage of hazardous chemicals into creeks and other water sources used by residents of Kokoyah District for drinking cooking and washing mainly.The Daily Observer correspondent in Bong County, Marcus Malayea, in his report carried in the July 18, 2018 edition of this newspaper headlined “Citizens Complain MNG Gold of Chemical Spillage”, reported that the cyanide spillage in creeks last year in that operational area was still affecting local residents who remain mired in chronic poverty despite the fact that such valuable resource is taken from their communities.Earlier on July 12, 2018 the FrontPageAfrica newspaper carried a story headlined “Bong Residents Suffering Aftermath of MNG Gold Cyanide Spillage. Also in January the New Dawn newspaper in its January 4th 2018 edition reported a story on the same situation headlined “Kokoyah Residents Demand compensation from MNG Gold. Earlier in 2017, MMDOC, a Nigeria based publication in its October 5th 2017 edition reported a story headlined, “30 people hospitalized after exposure to chemical spill from MNG Gold reservoir in Bong County”.Up till now, local residents complain that they still taste chemicals in their drinking water and suffer unusual rashes on the skin after bathing. Extensive but critical media coverage on the chemical spillage in Kokoyah District was perhaps the driving factor that led the MNG Gold to respond to public concerns on the matter. Its Environmental Expert, Ms. Meryem Tekol Pelenk acknowledged the error leading to contamination of water sources for the residents of Sayewheh Town and extended an apology.She further clarified in the July 20th 2018 edition of this newspaper that MNG –Gold was in the process of repairing the Tailing Storage Facility from where the cyanide leaked, in order to prevent recurrence of this incident. This newspaper is reliably informed that the MNG Gold, a Turkish owned company bought over the shares of the American Liberian Mining Company, otherwise referred to as AMLIB, a company in which Mr. Carney Johnson, brother of former President Sirleaf was reported to be a major shareholder.AMLIB, according to sources, was registered in an off shore tax haven located in the Channel Islands, a group of islands near the coast of France but administered under British law. In such tax havens the names of shareholders are not disclosed obviously because much of the money it attracts come from illicit sources or are acquired though illicit means. AMLIB is reported to have acquired the concession agreement in 2005, the very year President Sirleaf was sworn into her first term of office.Details surrounding the acquisition of the concession however remain murky which gives rise to strong suspicions that the AMLIB Concession agreement may just be one of those 66 agreements signed into law during President Sirleaf’s tenure of office, all of which were illegal save about two. Under the rubric of these illegal concession agreements signed under President Sirleaf’s watch such as the AMLIB, MNG Gold, ExxonMobil, Aureus Gold concession agreements, foreign companies have continued to fleece the Liberian people of their resources while they wallow in abject poverty.The MNG-Gold, for example, in exchange for a US$55 million investment, is set to recover a total of 480,000 ounces of gold over the life of the agreement. At current market price of 1,229.29 multiplied by 480,000 equals US$587,659,200 (five hundred eighty-seven million, six-hundred fifty-nine thousand two hundred United States dollars). Out of this projected income, the MNG Gold is paying a paltry sum of US$1,000 per month to county authorities as contribution to the County Development Fund.To repair the damage caused by the chemical spillage, the MNG-Gold has underwritten hospitalization costs for some affected individuals and erected a few hand-pump wells to address concerns over the pollution and contamination of drinking water sources. Needless to say, the people of Kokoyah District, Bong County are being short-changed, robbed of their resources for a pittance by powerful foreign companies, some of which have the backing of the World Bank through its affiliate, the International Finance Corporation(IFC).The cases of the Kinjor gold mines in Cape Mount, Hummingbird in Southeastern Liberia are examples of World Bank Group involvement in exploitative schemes that make nonsense of claims that they are here to help assist our development efforts. Since the people of Kokoyah District are poor and powerless in the face of a powerful foreign company, the Government of Liberia should do all it can to ensure the protection of the rights of its people.One sure way to start is to commence a review of all such illegal concession agreements signed under President Sirleaf’s watch. Also the Environmental Protection Agency needs to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the damage caused by dangerous chemical spillage in Kokoyah District. Next the MNG Gold should be compelled to pay reparations to the people of Kokoyah District — not the US$1,000 it has paid to affected individuals.Moreover, the company should be compelled to clean up the environment and restore it to its former state. What a turn around it would be for the people of Kokoyah District were the District to accrue at least even 15 percent of the over US$587 million it stands to gain from the mines in Kokoyah!This should constitute a wake-up call to President George Weah who campaigned relentlessly on a mantra of Change for Hope”. What change can be now bring to bear on the fortunes of Kokoyah District and what Hope can he give or restore for the people of Kokoyah? MNG Gold needs to do more-much more for the people of Kokoyah!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Froome eyes joining legends as five-time Tour champion

first_img0Shares0000Chris Froome will bid to become only the fifth rider to win five Tour de France crowns this year and topple his Team Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 1 – British cyclist Chris Froome will focus on becoming only the fifth rider to win five Tour de France crowns this year and forego defending his Giro d’Italia title Team Sky announced on Tuesday.The 33-year-old Kenyan-born cyclist will aim to dethrone his Team Sky team-mate Geraint Thomas, who will also target the sport’s showpiece event. If successful Froome would join Spaniard Miguel Indurain, French duo Jacques Anquetil and Bernard Hinault — whose overall victory in 1985 is the last time a Frenchman won — and Belgium’s Eddie Merckx as five-time winners.American Lance Armstrong finished first seven times, but was stripped of his victories for doping.The highly-regarded 21-year-old Colombian Egan Bernal will lead Team Sky’s challenge for the Giro and along with Froome and Thomas hope to deliver a fairytale end to British media company Sky’s nine-year backing.Froome, who in 2017 achieved the Tour and Vuelta double, said age had been a factor in what had been a “difficult decision”.“I’ve got some amazing memories from last year, but I think, with the Tour de France as my main objective, it’s probably better that I skip the Giro d’Italia in 2019,” the 33-year-old said in a team statement.“I’m getting to the point in my career now where I’m starting to think about what kind of legacy I want to leave behind and if I am able to win the Tour de France for a fifth time and join that very elite group of bike riders — only four other people have ever done that — it would just be incredible.”Thomas, 32, said he might have focussed on the Giro/Vuelta double had he not been defending his Tour crown.“Having won the Tour, I’ll have the number one on my back and it would be sad not to go back and not to go back at 100 per cent as well,” said Thomas, who will also compete in the Road World Championships in Yorkshire, England, in September.Bernal, who showed his promise last year in winning the Tour of California and his home tour, said Italy was like a second home to him.“I lived in Italy for three years, so I have a lot of friends there and I really like the Italian fans.“I know the roads, I really like the Giro, and I want to do a good race there.”Bernal will begin his campaign defending his Tour Colombia title which gets underway in Medellin on February 12 and ends in nearby Alto de las Palmas on February 17. Froome will be riding alongside Bernal.“It will be the first race with Froomey there so we want to do it well!” the Colombian said.The Giro — the first of the year’s three Grand Tours — runs from 11 May to 2 June, and the Tour from 6-28 July.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Amazing Charity event for ‘Wee Jay’ this weekend

first_imgCHARITY: Anybody who follows the famous Glasgow Celtic FC will know all about ‘Wee Jay’! A charity event in his honour will be held this Sunday evening at the stunning Downings Bay Hotel.The Celtic fanatic from Lurgan, Co. Armagh has captured the hearts of all Celtic supporters over the years. Wee Jay Beattie, a regular face at Celtic Park – has Down Syndrome but he has inspired people with his verve and passion for the club.He famously was taken on the pitch at half-time in a SPFL clash at Hamilton and the goal he scored won the Scottish Goal of the Month competition.Not only is he an incredible supporter – he is also a brilliant player! Barry Connor told Donegal Daily, “We’re delighted to let readers know of a charity event we are having in the hotel on Sunday at 5pm. “It is a special event involving the famouse band ‘Charlie and the Bhoys’ from Glasgow – and Celtics #1 supporter ‘Wee Jay’ from Lurgan. “Jay has Down Syndrome and is a regular face at Celtic Park. “The gig is in his honour and we will be running a raffle in aid of his charity ‘Downs and Proud’. “Its going to be a great event for a great cause and we hope a big crowd comes out to support Downs and Proud.” Amazing Charity event for ‘Wee Jay’ this weekend was last modified: July 28th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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

SOCCER AND GAA JOIN FORCES TO GIVE SPORTSTAR MCHUGH A UNIQUE TESTIMONIAL GAME

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known sportstars has been rewarded for his contribution to football with a unique testimonial game.by Mark ForkerKevin McHugh has played more than 330 games for Finn Harps in an amazing career. The Killea man will now be rewarded with a unique soccer/GAA testimonial game.The game will feature a Donegal GAA select against a Finn Harps select at Finn Park on Fri, November 23rd.And in the spirit of both codes, one half will be gaelic football and the other half soccer.Half of the money raised will go towards the Donegal GAA team training fund and the rest to McHugh. A large crowd is expected for the game to honour a genuine servant of Donegal sport.“I am delighted and it’s an idea I have had for a while now. It’s going to be a great night and I’m really grateful that both the Donegal GAA team and Finn Harps have got behind the idea,” said the 32 year old.The following night, McHugh will be the guest of honour at his testimonial dinner dance at the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny. SOCCER AND GAA JOIN FORCES TO GIVE SPORTSTAR MCHUGH A UNIQUE TESTIMONIAL GAME was last modified: November 13th, 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:donegalfinn harpsKevin McHughtestimonial gamelast_img read more

SINN FEIN TO MEET GARDA OVER STATION CLOSURES

first_imgDONEGAL Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn is to lead a delegation to meet senior Gardai in the county to express concerns over proposed closures of more than 20 garda stations.The proposals were first revealed by donegaldaily.com 11 days ago. Five days later the Tir Chonaill Tribune named the stations involved.In the Dail today, Deputy MacLochlainn challenged Justice Minister Alan Shatter to ‘come clean’ on the proposed cuts. “I am very concerned that he failed to give a commitment that no Garda station will be closed in Donegal when I twice asked him to do so,” said the Sinn Fein TD.“I will now be meeting with the Chief Supt Terri McGinn this week to put the concerns of communities and community organisations across Donegal directly to her.”You can read Shatter’s response by clicking here:Minister Alan Shatter Garda station closures And how we broke the story here: https://www.donegaldaily.com/2011/09/19/24-donegal-garda-stations-on-closure-hit-list/SINN FEIN TO MEET GARDA OVER STATION CLOSURES was last modified: September 28th, 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) Tags:DONEGAL Deputy Padraig MacLochlainnGarda station closureSinn Feinlast_img read more

Taking holiday spirit to homeless

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The shelter is due to open Friday, just two days before Christmas, and close March 15. It is run each year by the nonprofit Santa Clarita Community Development Corp., spawned years ago by volunteers from a coalition of churches determined to help house the local homeless, which last year numbered close to 80 people. Every year local politicians and residents battle it out over the location of a shelter to shield the Santa Clarita Valley’s homeless from the winter chill. “Socks and underwear?” one woman asked Preheim, referring to a potential donation. “If they’re brand new, bring them in,” the boss responded. “Do you need me to go to my office and get the food, the Top Ramen … ?” asked another volunteer. “There’s no rush on that,” Preheim responded. Now in its ninth year, the shelter was located at the city’s Sports Complex, in a building later turned into the Activities Center, then on the grounds of the Via Princessa Metrolink Station in Canyon Country. Under pressure from residents of an apartment complex blocks away, the city sought a new location. When county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich suggested the guarded grounds of the Pitchess Detention Center jail complex in Castaic, that community nixed the plan. “It sucks that they have to pull it out at the last minute every year,” said Daniel Rachi, who, with his brother Laurence, installed the buildings for Orange County-based Quick Deck, which has provided the temporary structures for the past three years. But on Tuesday, the crew that gathered early to caravan from a Valencia church to the shelter site proved the Grinch doesn’t own Santa Clarita. “They don’t have a warm house to wake up in,” said 10-year-old Rachael Tiemann, who folded blankets with friend Amelia Blackwell, also 10. “It makes me sad,” Amelia said. “I wanted to help.” The girls were there with their mothers and siblings. They scrubbed the metal army cots and turned them into beds. Slowly, the quarters became liveable. Preheim’s husband Larry and his sister Teresa Preheim joined the effort. “I look at it this way,” Teresa Preheim said. “There but for the grace of God go I. I can afford to help out. I can’t think of a better way to spend my time this time of year.” Larry Preheim helped truck equipment to the shelter and was his wife’s go-to guy. “She’s in charge. I do what she tells me to do.” Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Barbara Preheim is a tiny woman – surely no more than 5 feet tall – but she has an enormous heart and an even greater sense of command. When she spoke Tuesday, the 25 or so volunteers, young and old, who gathered to set up Santa Clarita’s winter homeless shelter jumped. Cots were erected, blankets laid out, bottled water was carted in and so on, as the two temporary buildings trucked to a county yard in the heart of the city took shape. “Is this unreal?” Preheim said during a very brief break. “So many people come to help.” last_img read more

Fearless mum braves Donegal’s rough seas to raise over €23,000

first_imgA Donegal-based mum braved the choppy waters of West Donegal to complete a hugely successful charity swim last weekend.Fiona Harrington (27) swam from Owey to Cruit Island on Saturday to raise money for the BUMBLEance children’s ambulance service.While she isn’t an experienced swimmer, Fiona ventured into the water for the 1km swim while her family and friends cheered her on. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Fiona admitted that she was a ‘bit sore’ the day after the swim but overwhelmed to raise more than €23,000 so far. Fiona Harrington’s charity swim from Owey-Cruit Island in aid of BUMBLEanceFiona Harrington’s charity swim from Owey-Cruit Island in aid of BUMBLEanceThe entire feat was inspired by Fiona and her partner Dwain Rodgers’ baby girl, Willow.Willow is seven months old and was born with a life-limiting condition called Smith-Lemli-Opitz.The birth defects caused by the disorder make travelling a huge challenge for the family. But the BUMBLEance service made Fiona and Dwain’s dreams come true in August when they helped them fly with Willow to Bere Island in Cork for a special visit to see Fiona’s parents.“Willow is on oxygen, a feeding tube and morphine. We would never have been able to drive to Cork ourselves. “BUMBLEance flew us from Carrickfinn Airport, which is just behind our house, to Kerry. Then they had a BUMBLEance for us on the runway and brought us to the ferry. It was so nice to bring her to my home. They made our dream come true.”Fiona, who is originally from Cork, was so amazed by the charity service that she wanted to do something to give back.She came up with the idea of an island-island swim, but never expected to raise so much money.So far, the total raised between online and offline donations is estimated at €23,000.Fiona Harrington’s charity swim from Owey-Cruit Island in aid of BUMBLEanceFiona said: “I can’t believe it. At the start, I only expected to get a thousand euro, maybe two.” Looking back on the swim, Fiona said that Saturday’s sea conditions were a challenge during the 40 minute journey.“It was a bit wavy out. I was definitely rougher than I thought it would be,” she said.“It took me a while to get into it at the start. We started on land and I had to swim out through a cove but there was a strong drag there.“I was joined by John Green from the Arranmore Fast Ferry and Judith, a woman from Belfast. “My dad was in a rib with the Arranmore Fast Ferry that came alongside us and he got in to swim beside me at the halfway point. And Dwain was in a rib on our other side taking photos.”Fiona Harrington’s charity swim from Owey-Cruit Island in aid of BUMBLEanceFiona had great support from the Arranmore Fast Ferry and said that she is thankful to every person who donated and helped with the charity swim.There is still time to donate and if you would like to support BUMBLEance, visit Fiona’s fundraising page here:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/fiona-harrington3Fearless mum braves Donegal’s rough seas to raise over €23,000 was last modified: November 5th, 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

SA shines at World Travel Awards

first_imgThe Mount Nelson, in its leafy setting with spectacular Table Mountain behind, is Africa’s Leading Hotel. (Image: South African Tourism) The 2008 Africa World Travel Awards ceremony took place at the Albert Luthuli Convention Centre in Durban. (Image: Albert Luthuli Convention Centre) Graham Cooke of the World Travel Awards and convention centre CEO Miller Matola. (Image: World Travel Awards) Zulu King Goodwill Zwelethini with Manon Han of the World Travel Awards. (Image: World Travel Awards)Janine ErasmusFrom top destination to best safari, South African tourism was prominent at the recent World Travel Awards ceremony for Africa, the first Africa regional event in the 15-year history of the awards. Held in Durban in May 2008, the ceremony took place alongside the 2008 edition of the Tourism Indaba, South Africa’s premier travel trade exhibition.Launched in 1993, the World Travel Awards recognise excellence in the world’s travel and tourism industry and are voted on by travel professionals from 167 000 tourism-related companies in more than 160 countries. With 919 categories in total, a World Travel Award is viewed as the ultimate honour for a travel product. The influential US-based Wall Street Journal referred to them as the “Oscars of the global travel industry”.Cape Town is Africa’s best destinationSouth Africa won a number of top regional awards with Cape Town winning in the Leading Destination category. “This award will help Cape Town to become more globally competitive as a tourism destination,” said Mansoor Mohamed, of the City of Cape Town’s executive. “Cape Town has built and maintained excellent tourism infrastructure and remarkable experiences.”South African Airways, the national carrier, was named Africa’s Leading Airline and OR Tambo International in Gauteng is Africa’s Leading Airport. In the category of Africa’s Leading Family Resort, the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa was the winner. Africa’s Leading Travel Agency is Club Travel, the largest independently owned travel agency in South Africa.On the wild side, Africa’s Leading Safari can be experienced at Shamwari Game Reserve, while the luxurious Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve was named as Africa’s Leading Safari Lodge.The venerable Mount Nelson in Cape Town, established in 1899, is Africa’s Leading Hotel. Africa’s Leading Hotel Brand is Sun International, and Sun City, one of Sun International’s flagship resorts, is Africa’s Leading Resort.In the country-specific category, the Saxon was named as South Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel, and the Westin Grand Cape Town Arabella Quays is South Africa’s Leading Business Hotel. South Africa’s Leading Hotel is the Cape Grace, with Thanda Private Game Reserve coming in as the country’s Leading Safari Lodge. Finally, South Africa’s Leading Golf Resort is Fancourt.Visit the World Travel Awards website for a full list of the winners.High standard of African entriesThe Africa leg of the World Travel Awards included 75 categories, and with more than 500 nominations across every sector competition was fierce among the travel agents, tour operators, hotels, resorts, conference centres and other destinations that battled it out for the top spots. South Africa vied with Botswana, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe to be recognised as the best African travel product.The standard of entries was extremely high this year, said Manon Han, Executive Vice President of the World Travel Awards. “The World Travel Awards Africa ceremony is proof that the industry is striving for improvement and, crucially, in every aspect of the customer experience. These awards are the most prestigious and highly coveted in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industry in Africa,” she added.Graham Cooke, president of the World Travel Awards, said, “We hope that the winners have set a supreme standard of professionalism in Africa with excellent examples of creativity and business acumen that can stimulate others to also raise their performance and their profile, not only within the African industry but worldwide.”Besides Africa, other regions include Asia/Pacific, Caribbean, Central and Latin America, Europe, Middle East, North America and South America. Events are held in all regions and the grand final takes place in December – this year the Turks and Caicos islands in the Caribbean is the coveted destination. The next regional event takes place in Sydney, Australia, followed by Shanghai, China.Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention CentreThe Tourism Indaba and awards ceremony were held at Durban’s Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre, formerly known as the International Convention Centre. The centre is one of South Africa’s top conference venues and is itself a multi-World Travel Award winner, having taken top honours as Africa’s leading conference centre a number of times. In fact, the centre took the award again at the 2008 ceremony and just hours before the start of the event CEO Miller Matola signed a deal confirming it as the venue for the 2009 event.Zulu monarch King Goodwill Zwelethini, just one of the many dignitaries in attendance, opened the 2008 ceremony. In between the awards and dinner guests were entertained by the likes of award-winning local band Freshlyground and up-and-coming group Sterling EQ.The Tourism Indaba is run by South African Tourism, the organisation that markets South Africa’s diverse attractions to the eager overseas market. The organisation was elated by the chance to host the World Travel Awards, said Tourism CEO Jabu Mabuza. “This is a great recognition for our efforts in tourism.”Useful linksSouth African Tourism Tourism IndabaInkosi Albert Luthuli Convention CentreTourism IndabaDepartment of Environmental Affairs and TourismCape Town city websiteThe Mount NelsonDurban city websiteFreshlygroundSterling EQlast_img read more

Gimbal Reviews: Gudsen’s New Moza & a CAME-7800 Update

first_imgThe gimbal market gets more crowded with the new Gudsen Moza and a CAME-7800 update. Get the scoop with these Johnny Wu gimbal reviews.The gimbal market is crowded with options, and one of them, the CAME-7800, recently received an update. Meanwhile, Gudsen just introduced the Moza. Both are fairly inexpensive options. The CAME-7800 comes in at $1380 for the full bundle, and the Moza is releasing at around $2245. To give you an overview of each gimbal, we’ve rounded up a group of videos by Johnny Wu from MDI.Here’s Wu going over the CAME-7800.Next, Wu goes a bit more in-depth and shows you how to calibrate the CAME-7800.In this video, Wu shows us how easy it is to switch out cameras on the CAME-7800.Let’s take a look at the Moza Gimbal.Finally, Johnny runs both gimbals side by side.Thinking about adding either of these gimbals to your gear? Let’s talk about it in the comments below.last_img read more