Xbox expands Nintendo Switch support with Ori and the Blind Forest

first_imgXbox expands Nintendo Switch support with Ori and the Blind ForestAcclaimed platform game joins Cuphead and MinecraftChristopher DringHead of Games B2BMonday 19th August 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareUpdate: Microsoft has contacted GamesIndustry.biz to state that Cuphead is not an Xbox first-party title, but is actually owned by Studio MDHR. Nintendo stated in March that the game was released on Switch with support from “our friends at Microsoft”.Original Story: Microsoft’s blossoming friendship with Nintendo continued today with the news that Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition will arrive on Switch next month.The hit 2015 game by Moon Studio joins Cuphead and Minecraft as Microsoft-owned IP making the move to Nintendo’s console. It was revealed as part of Nintendo’s latest indie game showcase ahead of Gamescom. The news follows the E3 reveal of Banjo-Kazooie coming to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros series. Banjo and Kazooie are characters that made their debut on N64, but are now owned by Xbox. Elsewhere, Microsoft’s recently acquired studios Double Fine, Ninja Theory and Obsidian all have titles due for Nintendo Switch.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Microsoft has been open about releasing its games on more platforms, including PC and mobile, as it looks to expand its audience of Xbox Live and Game Pass subscribers. The firm also offers a number of video game technology solutions that is available across every gaming platform. The firm’s Azure cloud service, for instance, is being utilised by PlayStation. However, the company remains committed to its own hardware, with a new Xbox scheduled for release next Christmas. The relationship between Microsoft and Nintendo dates back to the birth of Xbox when Nintendo sold its share in UK studio Rare to the company. Rare continued to develop titles for Gameboy Advance and Nintendo DS until 2008, and Microsoft also sanctioned a DS version of Age of Empires.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 2 hours agoUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 5 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

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The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream Will No Longer Be Groovin’ on Broadway This Christmas

first_img View Comments Part Broadway show, part rock concert, Once Upon a Dream, written by Steven Van Zandt and directed by Van Zandt and Marc Brickman, and featuring the legendary ‘60s pop, rock and soul group had been slated to play a three-week limited engagement at Broadway’s Marriott Marquis Theatre beginning December 15. The production is currently on a U.S. tour. The Rascals: Once Upon a Dream will no longer be appearing on Broadway this Christmas. A post on the group’s Facebook page stated: “Unfortunately, The Rascals planned return to Broadway next month has been canceled at this time. We’ll keep you posted on any further developments.”center_img Once Upon a Time originally premiered at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, in December 2012 before opening at Broadway’s Richard Rodgers Theatre on April 16. The Rascals is comprised of singer Eddie Brigati, drummer Dino Danelli, guitarist Gene Cornish and keyboardist Felix Cavaliere. The concert features hit Rascals songs including “Groovin’,” “A Girl Like You,” “Beautiful Morning” and “People Got to Be Free.”last_img read more

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Cafe Kranzler celebrates one-year anniversary

first_img Share RelatedCommittee sponsors blues concertBy LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the NEWS The South Padre Island Parks and Recreation Committee sponsored the first annual Red, Wine, and Blues Concert on Sunday, May 29 from 8-10 p.m. on the beach behind Boomerang Billies. The event was free to the public. Over 200 people brought lawn chairs…May 30, 2011In “News”Resort celebrates fifth anniversaryBy LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The Palms Resort celebrated its fifth anniversary on Tuesday May 17, with a party on the resorts beach side deck. Participants in the celebration included members of the South Padre Island City Counsel, the Chief of Police and Fire Department and many other…May 19, 2011In “News”SPI welcomes new city manager Susan GuthrieBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS In its October 5 meeting, the City Council of the City of South Padre Island approved the contract of Susan Guthrie as its new City Manager. The City of South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce hosted a Meet and Greet for the new City…October 21, 2016In “News” By LAUREN LAUGHLINSpecial to the PRESSCafe Krannzler cel­ebrated its one-year an­niversary on June 21 by hosting a mixer open to the public. Over 25 locals came to the event to help celebrate and enjoy the wonderful food. Many of the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce members who were pres­ent for the opening one year ago attended the an­niversary.It is said Cafe Kranzler has become famous on South Padre Island with its “one of a kind New American Cuisine”.For more on this story, pick up a copy of the June 30 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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A mountain too high

first_imgPSC Golf from The Caddy ShackTuesday, Feb. 10, Mt. Shadow – StablefordTuesday saw us travel to Mountain Shadow, under clear skies with a light breeze and the course in good overall condition.  Firm fairways were providing plenty of assistance, while the greens were their usual testing selves.On this day, no-one really came to grips with the challenge and although there was some flashes of good play it could not be sustained to post a decent score.  Bob Edwards (H/cap 11) led the way with a paltry 28 points, while Jeff Wylie (6) & Jason Barnett (4) needed to go to the last 3 holes on count back after both signed for 27 points.Near pins went to Bob, Derek & Jason with 2, with Caddyshack providing additional prizes for those winners.Thursday, Feb. 12, Crystal Bay – Stableford Crystal Bay was the venue for Thursday, with the fairways in good condition, while the rough was very dry and firm.  Greens remain a little patchy with various species of grass making putting problematical on occasions, particularly on long putts through several different grasses.Joel Flor (H/cap 23) played well at times to record a solid 34 points, while Jeff came home in an ambulance after a good front nine, to finish with a disappointing 28 points.Note: The CaddyShack Restaurant & Bar is located off Soi 17 3rd Rd, or Soi 8 off Thepprasit Rd, South Pattaya.  Golf from here will be generally played on Tuesday & Thursday with all competition fees returned in prizes, and the support of the owner offering additional incentives for golfers.As a PSC affiliated venue we welcome ALL golfers, including ladies & seniors (>60s) who have opted for the “Silver” tee option.  Call 089 094 1841 for scheduling or enquiries.  Hope to see you there, cheers & good golfing!last_img read more

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Penguins Ron Hainsey sidelined with upper-body injury

first_imgPhiladelphia Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds (17) scores a goal against Pittsburgh Penguins’ Matt Murray (30) as Brayden Schenn (10) and Ron Hainsey (65) watch during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The depleted Pittsburgh Penguins defense has taken another hit. Coach Mike Sullivan says defenseman Ron Hainsey is week-to-week with an upper-body injury. The Penguins acquired the 35-year-old Hainsey just before the trade deadline. Hainsey has one assist in 10 games since joining Pittsburgh. The Penguins called up Derrick Pouliot from their AHL affiliate in Wilkes Barre/Scranton ahead of Friday night’s game against New Jersey to fill in for Hainsey.Pittsburgh is already missing injured defensemen Kris Letang, Olli Maatta and Trevor Daley, though all three are expected back by the playoffs.Sullivan said center Evgeni Malkin will sit out Friday with an upper-body injury. Sullivan added Malkin, who is fifth in the league in scoring with 72 points, had been dealing with the injury for some time.,The Penguins acquired the 35-year-old Hainsey just before the trade deadline. Hainsey has one assist in 10 games since joining Pittsburgh. The Penguins called up Derrick Pouliot from their AHL affiliate in Wilkes Barre/Scranton ahead of Friday night’s game against New Jersey to fill in for Hainsey.Pittsburgh is already missing injured defensemen Kris Letang, Olli Maatta and Trevor Daley, though all three are expected back by the playoffs.Sullivan said center Evgeni Malkin will sit out Friday with an upper-body injury. Sullivan added Malkin, who is fifth in the league in scoring with 72 points, had been dealing with the injury for some time.last_img read more

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Coutinho: “Barça is history now, I hope to be at Bayern for many years”

first_img Upd. at 18:54 Coutinho: “El Barça es pasado, espero estar muchos años en el Bayern” “In Barcelona, a lot of things did not turn out as we had imagined. But this is now history. I hope to stay here for a long time and win many titles.” CEST Sergi Díaz “I’ve earned experience, won titles and learnt a lot, but now I need to focus on Bayern,” is what Coutinho said about Barça. “I didn’t have any doubts when the call from Bayern came in. But when they showed me their project I wanted to come straight away.”  IN SPORT.ES Coutinho is clearly frustrated at how things turned out in Spain and now wants to focus on the next chapter at Bayern, despite it only being a loan deal. Philippe Coutinho: I can’t wait to put the shirt on and play RELATED STORIES 19/08/2019 Olympique Marseille – Juventus: Final battle for Miranda Philippe Coutinho has been presented as a new Bayern Munich player after Barça agreed terms on an €8.5m loan deal. In his first comments, the Brazilian made it clear he doesn’t want to return to Barcelona next summer.last_img read more

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Dreams are made in America

first_imgArryn Siposs was still in his early 20s when he was delisted by St Kilda, and now he’s about to start a whole new chapter of his professional sporting career – with the Detroit Lions in the NFL.In 2015, the Hallam and Beaconsfield product had played 28 games since making his AFL debut in 2011, and the last thing he wanted to do was give up on his dream of forging a lasting professional football career.Little did the former Dandenong Stingray know the opportunities that would await him in a different football code entirely.Long known for his booming kick, Siposs now has the chance of a lifetime in the NFL after an eye-catching punting stint at US collegiate powerhouse, the Auburn Tigers.He made international headlines last November after a stunning play in the ‘Iron Bowl’ against Alabama, which netted the Tigers a stunning 48-45 win – one of the most famous triumphs in the history of their illustrious program.Siposs, who was still in Auburn as the NFL draft was held, explained the incredible turn of events that led to him and Tigers quarterback Bo Nix embracing in the middle of the stadium following the heart-stopping win.“It was something we practiced going into the game,” he said.“Alabama had a really good punt and kick-off returner so we had to come up with a plan to keep him off the field.“Our plan originally was for me to line up in the wide receiver position and then swap with the quarterback (Nix) and then get the ball snapped to me and I would punt it.“We hoped that Alabama’s defence would be on the field and their returner wouldn’t be. In the end, we confused them and they had 12 players on the field, which resulted in us keeping the football and winning the game.”It also led to a famous post-match outburst from Nick Saban – one of the biggest name coaches in US football history – and caused headlines right across the world.It’s a far cry from Siposs’ VFL stint with Williamstown when he was searching for a way back into the AFL.“After my time was finished at St Kilda, I still thought I could play in the AFL,” he said.“I was 22 at the time and wanted to get back into the AFL, so I signed with Williamstown. I thought this would give me the best opportunity to get back in.“I was in my second year there but I saw how well other guys were going (punting) in the college system in America and thought I could do the same thing, so I contacted (Australian former NFL punter) Nathan Chapman at Prokick and went down for a training session. He told me I could do it, and maybe even get to the NFL.”Siposs ultimately declared for this year’s draft still with a season of eligibility left at Auburn. While he ultimately went undrafted, his decision reaped serious rewards as he signed with the Lions soon after – with a chance to compete for their starting punting spot.For him, the time to make his new dream a reality is now.“I didn’t expect this to happen in my wildest dreams,” Siposs admitted.“It has been an amazing journey so far and it really is just the beginning of it.“I just wanted to play AFL for 10 to 12 years and have a great career doing that, but that didn’t work out, so having the opportunity to do this is amazing and hopefully I can have decent career in the NFL.”Siposs in action against LSU at Auburn University, Alabama.Pictures: COURTESY OF TODD VAN EMST/AU ATHLETICSAfter playing in front of sparse crowds for St Kilda against the likes of the Gold Coast in the cavernous Marvel Stadium during his AFL days, and then getting back to a real community footy feel at the VFL, Siposs has regularly stepped on to the field in front of more than 90,000 people so far in his US football odyssey.“It has been an awesome experience to be able to do that,” he said.“I am very lucky to be able to go out each and every week and play in front 90,000. It is something I will never forget.”But when Siposs first introduced himself at Prokick, he knew next to nothing about college football and everything it entails.“I didn’t really know much about college football if I’m honest, but Chappy said I had the capabilities of playing at a top 10 school,” Siposs explained.“I had been training for a few months at Prokick and Chappy had been speaking to Auburn because they were in need of a punter.”From there, Siposs sent footage of himself in action to the coaches at Auburn, which led to a scholarship offer and the start of a whole new chapter.“Participating in the biggest rivalry in college football is something I will never forget,” he said of the Iron Bowl.“The rivalry is real – these teams hate each other – and it’s a huge occasion if you win that game. The 2019 game was incredible, it is honestly the best game I have played in and something I will never forget. “Siposs paid tribute to his Auburn team mates and everything he learnt from them in his time with the Tigers, and also spoke about just how much of an impact Chapman has had on his new career to this point.“He’s been the biggest influence on my punting career so far,” Siposs said.“He knows his stuff and he will always be the guy I turn to for advice to improve my game.”And Siposs has also been in contact with a number of other Australian punters – some hopeful of making it to the NFL, and others already on the biggest stage – to sound out their advice.“I speak to a few guys including (Bunyip product and former Gippsland Power player) Dane Roy to see how they are all going at their college, and since declaring for the draft I’ve reached out to Michael Dickson (the Seattle Seahawks’ Aussie punter), Mitch Wishnowsky (San Francisco 49ers), Jordan Berry (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Cameron Johnston (Philadelphia Eagles) just for some advice on what the process is like, and what to expect.“This has helped me out so much, and I feel prepared for what comes next.”And what comes next will be Siposs’ most exciting chapter of all. He knows the pressure of executing in big moments in front of monster crowds – now he wants the chance to show how he can shine on the biggest stage of them all. By sports editor Russell Bennettlast_img read more

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Free Webinar: Universal Design with Accessibility in Mind

first_imgIt’s been a while since I’ve promoted webinars from the the User Experience Professionals Association International (UXPA). If you didn’t know, I was an officer for our local Michigan chapter of UXPA for several years. And I didn’t want to miss sharing an upcoming webinar that combines two of my interests: accessibility and user experience. UXPA will host their free one-hour webinar, Universal Design with Accessibility in Mind on August 23, 2019. Universal Design with Accessibility in MindLed by Kara Zinkle and Simon Dermer of Essential Accessibility, the webinar will focus on the importance of universal design and how it can be used to design online experiences usable by everyone. In the webinar, you will learn:Accessibility terminology: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), Section 508 (508), Americans with Disability Act (ADA)How to focus on the barrier and not the disabilityWhat is appropriate content etiquetteAbout various types of assistive technologyIn addition, Zinkle and Dermer will share info about the size of the disability market, trends, as well as the return on investment that accessible user experiences deliver. About UXPAAn international organization with over 2,400 members around the world, UXPA supports people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience of products and services.Members come from many backgrounds, sharing the same goals: creating products and services that meet the needs of the people using them. Local chapters offer invited speaker presentations, roundtables, professional development, networking, and other events focused on bringing UX professionals and students together.Registration InfoThe free webinar will be held on August 23, 2019 at noon Eastern Daylight Time using Zoom video conferencing. In a different time zone? Here’s a time zone converter to find out when the webinar will be held in your time zone.While the event is free, registration is required. I plan to attend the webinar, hope you’ll join me!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedTwo Free Web Accessibility Webinars This WeekEvery week web designers and developers ask me for ways they can learn more about web accessibility. I ask myself the same question! And that’s one of the reasons I publish my weekly roundups every Friday: to share info and resources about web accessibility. Since last week was the Thanksgiving…In “Accessibility”Free Webinar: Inclusive Design vs. Universal Design vs. AccessibilityWhat’s the difference between inclusive design, universal design, and accessibility? And what do these terms share in common? Find out at the free live webinar on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 when Deque Systems hosts a virtual panel of of experts who will discuss the similarities and differences of the three…In “Accessibility”Webinar: Digital Accessibility Support – A Guide to Trustworthy Free Online ResourcesImagine you’re a web designer, developer, digital marketer, project manager, or educator ready to learn more about web accessibility. You’ve heard of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) from the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). But you’re overwhelmed by the amount of information available:…In “Accessibility”last_img read more

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Sithole, Montjane lift Gauteng Open titles

first_img3 May 2012 ‘A great mental challenge’“He doesn’t move much, but is such a brilliant placer of the ball, and that was a great mental challenge for me. “If I can keep this winning form going, I’ll get inside the world top 10. That’s my goal for the Paralympics.” Men’s singlesIn the men’s singles, second seed Ben Weekes of Australia upset Japanese star Takashi Sanada, the top seed, ranked tenth in the world, 6-2 3-6 6-4 to capture his fifth international title. “Once I had the match squared, I knew I could beat her in the third, but I had to fight some nerves again, trying to close the set. “I move very fast on the court, but I sometimes don’t place well enough to counter a guy like that. Beating him at his own game, I feel like I now have the complete package to take to London.” Thabang Lekhanyane of Thembisa made it two in a row when he won the junior final. The top seed beat second seed Mabel Mankgele 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 in the all South African final to add the title to his Acsa SA Open victory last week at Ellis Park. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material South African star KG Montjane also scored a memorable win in the women’s singles, upsetting second-seed Sharon Walraven of the Netherlands 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to lift the title. Double victoryMontjane enjoyed a double victory when she and doubles partner Kanako Domori from Japan defeated Walraven and Katherine Kruger from Germany 6-2, 6-1 in the women’s doubles final. Montjane is ranked eleventh in the world, while Walraven occupies ninth place in the singles and second spot in the doubles. Kruger will be on Montjane’s radar when she and Sithole compete in the Super Series Japan Open. center_img DelightedThe Limpopo fourth seed was delighted with her victory. “I was incredibly nervous during the first set, because this was a very important match for me to win,” she said. But, once we got into the second set and the crowd got behind me, I found my rhythm and I became more aggressive, taking the game to her. “Marco has been among the top players in the world for at least the last 10 years and he is very experienced,” said the 25-year-old triple-amputee. SAinfo reporter ‘I can challenge’“The Japan Open will draw a lot of top seeds because it offers a lot of world ranking points,” he said. “If I can maintain my current physical and mental form, I am sure I can challenge in Japan and further improve my world ranking. “This has been a significant victory for me,” she concluded, “in terms of the mental aspect of the game. Each time I beat a world top 10 player, I’m getting stronger mentally and they will start seeing me as a threat.” “Since the start of this season, my goal has been to get to at least sixth in the world and I’m just a few spots away. That goal looks a lot more positive right now.” Paralympic-bound Lucas Sithole cemented his world number nine ranking with a comprehensive victory in the Men’s Quads Singles final at the Airports Company South Africa Gauteng Open when he beat world number 10 Marco Innocenti from Italy 6-1 7-5 on Tuesday in Benoni. “I’ve shot up to 11th in the world rankings and I’m just 10 points below Kruger,” she said. “I’ve had her number so far this season and I’m going after her in Japan. Sithole, who will line up at the Japan Open in two weeks’ time, is confident of a good performance in the Super Series event following his win in the Gauteng Open. Sithole said coming out on the winning side against a great strategist like the experienced Innocenti was crucial to his Paralympic preparations.last_img read more

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South African circumnavigates the globe

first_img8 February 2013South African yachtsman Ralf Dominick has added his name to a prestigious list of only 150 people who have sailed through the Northwest Passage, one of the world’s most severe maritime challenges.The notorious waterway, a sea route through the Arctic Ocean along the northern coast of North America, has historically been considered impassable by many sea explorers.Located 800km north of the Arctic Circle and 1 930km from the North Pole, the route is covered in arctic pack ice for most of the year, which prevents regular shipping in the area.Dominick describes his journey as spectacular, and he has no regret for making it. “I undertook the voyage merely to explore the world on my own terms and had no idea that it would turn out to be of such epic proportions,” he says.“I couldn’t believe that I’d done it. It is a dream come true.”The highlight of his journey was arriving in Nome, Alaska, and realising he got through the passage unscathed.On a boat, built for adventureBefore his odyssey, Dominick was the chief executive of BBD, a software development company he founded with two partners in 1984 in Johannesburg. Today he is the chairman of the board and has a PhD in the management of technology and innovation.His 75 000km voyage of almost three years, circumnavigating the globe, started in February 2010 on board the 53-foot yacht Imvubu (Zulu, meaning hippopotamus). A number of friends accompanied Dominick on various legs of the journey.The skipper describes the yacht as being built for adventure, and with a steel hull and two masts she could easily reach out-of-the-way places. “In car terms she is a comfortable, heavy 4×4 rather than a dainty saloon or a sports car,” he says. “I looked all over the world. I wanted a boat that had no limits in terms of where it could go.”Throughout the journey he wasn’t ever scared, and he says he shares the life philosophy of Captain Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail around the world alone. “His response to people asking him if he was ever scared was no, I feel more alive.”He didn’t plan the trip in too much detail either, except for his crossing through the Northwest Passage. That required good timing and planning the best route as there are numerous ways to get through.“I also met experienced sailors who provided us with a lot of knowledge and we used ice maps from the Canadian Ice Service,” he says.“We took enough provisions to last a year – just in case we got stuck in the ice. You have to be prepared, otherwise you can die.”Adventure of a lifetimeWhat followed in the months leading up to the Northwest Passage crossing, and afterwards, was an adventure of a lifetime to more than 52 of the world’s most spectacular places.These included destinations such as Ascension Island; New York; Grenada; the Tobago Cays, a group of five small uninhabited islands located in the southern Grenadines; Vancouver; the US and Spanish Virgin Islands; Puerto Rico; Southern Bahamas; Washington; Newfoundland; Mexico; French Polynesia; Vanuatu; the Australian Outback and East Timor.“I had a ball,” says Dominick.He has so many memories, but a few stand out as some of his best moments on the voyage.One of them is drifting in front of the Blackstone Glacier in Prince William Sound on a clear and still autumn day. “The incredible fjords, mountains, scenery and hospitable people of Newfoundland and the Alaskan Inside Passage from Cape Spencer to Ketchikan are just spectacular,” he says.“To have been able to witness these scenes for me is just completely humbling.”At Viequez Island on the north eastern Caribbean, he encountered a large bioluminescent bay, considered one of the most spectacular in the world. The luminescence is caused by micro-organisms which glow whenever the water is disturbed, leaving a trail of neon blue.“It looks like fireworks. It was the most amazing thing,” he says.Then between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic he managed to get a permit to go to Mona Island. “It was a special place and I was the only boat there.”Here he had an opportunity to see the Mona ground iguana, the largest native terrestrial lizard in Puerto Rico.Dominick had a desire to sail from childhood, and this expedition was a dream come true for the 53-year-old explorer.“I set a goal for myself that at 50 I would like to sail the world,” he says.He was born in Germany, but when he was a child he came out to South Africa with his family, on a boat. His father built fishing trawlers in Luderitz in Namibia.“We lived across from the boat yard and as a kid boats were my playground,” he remembers. “It gave me an appreciation for the sea.”But his love for the sea and sailing is not accidental, he believes it is genetic. All three of his uncles had careers in the maritime industry, and his grandfather worked on a German submarine in World War Two.Planning his next adventureDominick is back on solid ground, and in between connecting with family, friends and business he’s also had to renew his expired driver’s, pilot and TV license.He is already planning his next maritime adventure. Imvubu is back at the Bluff Yacht Club in KwaZulu-Natal where she is undergoing a refit after the hard use over the past three years.She is being prepared for her next voyage in November 2013. The destinations are the Antarctic, Strait of Magellan, the Chile coast, the Panama Canal and Europe.Dominick was named the Royal Natal Yacht Club’s Sailor of the Year for 2012, and through his trip he is also helping to raise the profile of sailing in South Africa and encourage more young people to take up the sport.He was also awarded the Barton Cup by the Ocean Cruising Club, an international body, for the most meritorious ocean race or passage in 2011.“I feel humbled by the accolades that have been heaped on me and wish to express my deepest appreciation to the Ocean Cruising Club, SA Sailing and the Royal Natal Yacht Club,” he says.He had more than 50 books and 1 000 movies on board to while the time away and even though his boat had many modern conveniences, he still missed a few South African comforts.“What I missed the most was biltong and dry wors,” he says.He says circumnavigating the globe has equipped him well for his next journey.“The one lesson I did learn on this trip was the amount of maintenance required to keep a boat going on an extended voyage,” he says. “I am extremely lucky that I didn’t suffer any mayor mishaps along the way.”First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

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