Surfing film to make a splash in Bundoran

first_imgA high-action film about surfing and travel will be given a special screening next week in Bundoran – our very own surf capital. Risky Business is a surf film about big, risky waves from the four corners of the world. It stars South African professional big wave surfer Matt Bromley. The 25-minute film will be shown at the Eclipse Cinema Bundoran at 6pm on Friday 25 November.The fast-paced film captures the journey of South African surfer Matt Bromley and filmer Guy Macindoe while they travel to some of the riskier places on earth in their pursuit of surf perfection. Their amazing water adventures see them surfing between icebergs in Iceland, charging massive mountains of water at Jaws in Hawaii, and dropping into near-dry tubes over unforgiving ledges in Africa.The film shows the risks behind the reward of chasing global swells on a shoe-string budget, all the while living every surfers’ dream for a year between South Africa, Europe, Hawaii, Iceland and Indonesia.Risky Business will be inspiring the audience at Donegal’s coast in Bundoran to stretch the boundaries of their own capacity, flee their comfort zones, and chase all things bigger and better. The creators Matt and Guy both stretched themselves to make this film a reality; travelling in debt and in fear of not knowing what was around the next swell.All their equipment was stolen in Portugal and they suffered many other hardships along the way, but as Matt reports, “It was worth every moment of risk, and made the journey and experience that much more unforgettable.”Surfing film to make a splash in Bundoran was last modified: November 17th, 2016 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) Tags:bundorancinemasurfinglast_img read more

Taiwan warns Pacific islands of Chinas empty promises on aid

first_imgKoror: Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu warned Pacific island nations Thursday against “empty promises” of financial aid from China, as the Solomon Islands considers switching diplomatic allegiance from Taipei to Beijing. Visiting Palau to shore up Taiwan’s relations in the Pacific — where six of its 17 diplomatic allies are located — Wu said democratic nations were concerned about Chinese inroads into the region. “They feel it’s very important that China doesn’t extend its influence into the region,” he told reporters. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe Taiwan-allied Solomon Islands is being courted by China, which has been investing heavily in the Pacific. Nations such as Australia and the United States fear Beijing’s interest is fuelled by a long-term goal to establish a military base in the islands, offering control of vast swathes of ocean. China’s increased presence in the Pacific also helps it isolate self-ruling Taiwan, which it sees as part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsWu said Taiwanese allies considering a switch to China should look at Nauru, a Pacific island which dumped Taipei for Beijing in 2002, but reversed its decision three years later. “Very often the Chinese will say that they can come with a huge amount of investment, business opportunities, people are going to get wealthier,” he said. “But if we look into concrete cases, very often we fall into a serious trap… it takes only two to three years to realise that those promises are empty promises. The relationship between Nauru and Taiwan is now more solid than ever because the leaders over there do not have any fantasies about China.” The Solomons, where only about 50 percent of the population have access to electricity, is heavily reliant on foreign aid. A Solomons delegation which includes six ministers just visited China and Wu said he had invited the nation’s leaders to travel to Taiwan as well. He said Taiwan was working with the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the European Union to set up discussions with Pacific island nations about their aid needs. Wu said he had a “friendly” and “frank” meeting with Solomons Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at this month’s Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu. “I have no doubt that Taiwan’s relationship with the Solomon Islands will continue,” he said. A decision on the Solomons’ diplomatic preference for Taiwan or China could come as soon as next month.last_img read more

Egging on the flavours

first_imgWe headed over the check out what they had to offer and we were not disappointed! Conceptually a 24-hour coffee shop, Eggspectation has an incredible menu where you can pick food off a breakfast list, light snacks and proper meals as well. We started off with Page from the juice bar which is an incredible bled of fruits and a ‘multi vitamin blast’ as they like to call it. As the name would make you expect, Eggspectation has a long list of omelettes that you can pick from including the ever-favourite scrambled eggs and more exotic ones like the Southwestern Sunrise and the Mykonos Omellette. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Make sure you try the Salmon Crostini – it is incredible and so light that you would have to stop yourself from just bingeing on that! Take your pick from pastas, burgers, sandwiches, pizzas and something the chef calls the flatbread. Flatbreads are like thin crust pizzas but they are not baked in the oven – instead made on the open stove with the choice of toppings. But don’t worry – they are just as delectable as your pizzas.Eggspectation also offers a wide array of meats and seafood. We picked the grilled fish that we absolutely loved. And for dessert have the Smores French Toast – though ideally meant for breakfast, this can surely be had all day long and you will love it! Keeping up with the spirit of the season, Eggspectation is whipping up some yummy eggnogs. Make sure you try them. A meal for two comes to around Rs 1600 plus taxes.last_img read more