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Multi-award winning wildlife cameraman to visit Donegal

first_imgMulti-award winning marine biologist, wildlife cameraman and documentary producer Doug Allan will be visiting Donegal next week to speak at the two-day Connecting our Coastline conference.The conference will take place on the 5th and 6th September in the Redcastle Oceanfront Hotel and will look at opportunities to continue to develop sustainable marine and coastal tourism in Donegal. According to Donegal County Council’s Head of Tourism Barney McLaughlin, it will be an excellent opportunity for any business, group or individual with an interest in this developing sector.“This conference is not only an excellent opportunity for networking with other likeminded business or individuals, it is also an opportunity to gain some great tips and advice to put into practical use in your own business or region. Attendees can also engage with the expert panel of guest speakers including Doug Allan through the Q&A sessions. The Conference is open to everyone with an interest in tourism and in particular in marine tourism and in developing Donegal as a marine tourism destination of excellence” says Barney McLaughlin. Other speakers include Mark Rowlette, Fáilte Ireland  who will provide and update on the Wild Atlantic Way and other trade opportunities and local business owner William McElhinney from Wild Strands Caife in Inishowen who will be speaking about his experiences in setting up a new business on the Wild Atlantic Way.Dr. Peter Bolan, Senior Tourism Lecturer at the University of Ulster will be discussing cross-border marketing opportunities, creating unique tourism products and diversifying into new markets. Dr. Stephen Hynes from SEMRU (Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit) in National University of Ireland, Galway will be discussing a survey of marine and coastal tourism activities in Ireland and Emagine Media will be discussing new technologies for tourism promotion such as Virtual Reality.There will be a presentation from Sport Ireland on the development of Blueways including an introduction to the new development guide and accreditation scheme while Dr. Margaret Rae from the Marine Institute will introduce the new ‘Go Atlantic Blue’ initiative.Trish Hegarty from Inis Communications will highlight opportunities from the Donegal Connect initiative and Marine and Rural Resources expert and Managing Director of Islander Kelp Ltd, Kate Burns will be speaking on ‘making marine tourism work in peripheral regions’. Gwénael Le Maguer from the Université Bretagne Sud will deliver a workshop on designing and building eco-friendly boats as part of the CAPITEN project. The conference is being hosted by Donegal County Council in association with Donegal Tourism CLG and the CAPITEN project funded by the EU Atlantic Area Programme.  Attendance is free but booking is essential and you can book your place at www.govisitdonegal.com/trade-resources .Multi-award winning wildlife cameraman to visit Donegal was last modified: August 27th, 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) Tags:doug allanlast_img read more

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Live updates: Warriors vs. Pelicans, Sunday night

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device. LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING: Warriors beat Pelicans 134-123 in New Orleans on Oct. 28, 2019.WARRIORS UPDATE: The Warriors take a six-game losing streak into the Smoothie … Scroll down to get insights and news updates from the Warriors’ game Friday night against the Celtics.GAME ESSENTIALS: Warriors (2-11) vs. Pelicans (3-9) at New Orleans, Sunday at 4 p.m. (PT). TV: NBCS.ODDS: Pelicans -4.5.last_img

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QZ8501: Fuselage found

first_imgIndonesian authorities claim they have found part of the fuselage of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 that went missing a week ago with 162 souls aboard.Bambang Soelistyo, chief of the National Search and Rescue Agency said that five large pieces have been detected by sonar. “The biggest piece, measuring 18 metres long and 5.4 metres wide, appeared to be part of the jet’s body,” said Bambang Soelistyo.CNN says one object measures 9.2 x 4.6 x 0.5 meters (30 x 15 x 1.6 feet), a second measures 7.2 x 0.5 meters (24 x 1.6 feet) a third is 18 meters x 5.4 meters (59ft x 17.7ft) and a fourth according to the BBC is 9.8 metres by 1.10 metres (32ft x 3ft).While the A320 would have likely broken up on hitting the water the cabin is just 3.7 meters wide – not 5.4meters. The A320 is 27.5 meters long.Naval experts warn that the Java Sea is littered with wreckage from WW11 and previous claims of the plane being discovered have proved incorrect.Divers have tried several times to find the wrekage but say visibility is zero, however the weather is improving.About 90 divers from Indonesia and Russia are being deployed.The search for the black boxes has started with a pinger locator being deployed.So far 37 bodies have been recovered.The indonesian authoritires also say they have found a fuel slick from the plane.A new 14-page report released by Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency claims weather is a major factor in the crash.QZ8501 OUT OF CONTROLTRUTH THE FIRST CASUALTY2014 AIRLINE SAFETY – THE FACTSlast_img read more

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All set for MTB World Cup South Africa leg

first_img10 April 2014Pietermaritzburg, South Africa will be the centre of the mountain biking world from Friday through Sunday as the sport’s leading cross-country and downhill competitors do battle in the opening round of the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup.It is the fourth time that the KwaZulu-Natal provincial capital, which played host to last year’s UCI MTB & Trials World Championships, has been on the World Cup series calendar, having previously hosted World Cups in 2009, 2011 and 2012.Cross countryAfter partnering South Africa’s Phillip Buys to fifth place overall in the recent Absa Cape Epic, cross-country world champion Nino Schurter, who won in Pietermaritzburg in the 2011 and 2012 World Cups, followed by a World Championship victory last year, will be out to continue his run of success at the Cascades MTB Park.The Swiss star goes into the World Cup season opener as the favourite, especially after Specialized Racing’s Jaroslav Kulhavy, a former overall World Cup winner and the 2012 London Olympic gold medallist, was forced to withdraw late last week due to illness.French star Julien Absalon and Aussie Daniel McConnell will be hoping their off season efforts will be enough to overcome Schurter’s Pietermaritzburg dominance. Cannondale Factory Racing’s Manuel Fumic and Multivan Merida Biking Team’s Jose Hermida, who were on the World Championships podium with Schurter in 2013, will also likely be in the mix again.The women’s cross-country duel is set to be a fascinating one as 2013 World Cup overall winner Tanja Zakelj attempts to deal with the challenges posed by, among others, Eva Lechner of Italy, 2013 world champion Julie Bresset of France and Polish star Maja Wloszczowska.DownhillSouth African downhill sensation and triple world champion Greg Minnaar, riding for the Santa Cruz Syndicate, will be hard-pressed to repeat his 2013 World Championships’ heroics as he underwent surgery on his left knee late in 2013. However, given his past World Cup successes in Pietermaritzburg – two wins and a runner-up finish – he should still deliver a good performance.British big gun Gee Atherton is again expected to be a factor in the seven-leg 2014 World Cup series, along with the likes of young French star Loic Bruni, Australia’s Sam Hill, American ace Aaron Gwin, and Kiwi Brook Macdonald.Atherton’s sister Rachel, who dominated last year’s World Championships, despite it being her first appearance in Pietermaritzburg, will again be the woman to catch in the women’s downhill competition on Saturday, with fellow Brit Manon Carpenter and 2012 Pietermaritzburg World Cup Tracey Hannah likely to be her nearest rivals.TrainingA timed training session for the downhill competitors takes place on Thursday afternoon, while training for both the cross-country and downhill competitors has been set for Friday morning before downhill qualification takes place at 12:30.In a change from previous World Cups in Pietermaritzburg, the downhill finals will take place on Saturday afternoon, with the cross-country moving from Saturday to Sunday.Clear blue skies and warm temperatures are expected for most of the weekend, with a slightly cooler, overcast day forecast for Sunday – ideal for the gruelling cross-country clashes. Thousands of mountain biking enthusiasts are expected to be in attendance.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Video: Pat Connaughton’s Dunk Puts Ashley Judd In A Funk

first_imgAshley Judd is not happy during Notre Dame vs. Kentucky.The upset special could be on in Cleveland. Notre Dame is hanging with Kentucky thus far, and even has a 46-42 lead early in the second half. The Irish’s most recent basket came on a ridiculous dunk by senior guard Pat Connaughton. It caused Wildcats superfan Ashley Judd to readjust herself in her seat.Connaughton is having a fantastic game – racking up seven points, nine rebounds and two assists thus far. It’s going to be a great finish.last_img

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Report: Duke-Michigan State, Indiana-UNC Highlight 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Matchups

first_imgacc big ten challenge logo.Twitter/@TheBuckeyeNutA pair of rematches, one from the 2015 Final Four (Duke-Michigan State) and the other from the 2016 Sweet 16 (Indiana-North Carolina) are the headlining matchups of the 2016 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein tweeted out all 14 pairings this evening. Michigan St at Duke headlines the 2016 ACC/Big 10 Challenge. Complete matchups via @JonRothstein … pic.twitter.com/OQNsxUQcmF— Chip Miller (@BLUEChip_Miller) May 23, 2016This will be the third meeting in as many seasons for the Spartans and Blue Devils. In November 2014, they clashed in the Champions Classic in Indianapolis before squaring off again at the Final Four in the same city in April 2015. Duke owns the overall lead in the series, 10-2, with MSU last registering a victory in the Sweet 16 of the 2005 NCAA Tournament.Indiana leads the all-time series against North Carolina, 8-6, but the Tar Heels thrashed the Hoosiers 101-86 in the Sweet 16 in Philadelphia in March. The last time these two teams met in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the Hoosiers blasted the Heels, 83-59 in 2012. Besides these two games, Syracuse-Wisconsin, Notre Dame-Iowa, Virginia-Purdue and Louisville-Ohio State also look like intriguing matchups. No wonder this event is always entertaining year in and year out.last_img read more

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NBA Playoffs Preview The Cavs Down Two Players Are Still Favored Against

Kevin Love’s dislocated shoulder leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers with just two of their “Big Three” for the rest of the playoffs. But the remaining “Big Two” — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving — are probably enough to outlast the Chicago Bulls. FiveThirtyEight’s forecast, which is based on Real Plus-Minus, gives the Cavs a 70 percent likelihood of moving on. The Cavs will also be without J.R. Smith — who was suspended for the first two games of this series after throwing an ill-advised elbow against the Boston Celtics.1These projections assume he plays 20 minutes per game, down from 32 minutes per game this year.The Cavaliers’ offense is spectacular; it ranked third, behind only the Clippers and Warriors, in points per 100 possessions. It is built on shooting a ton of threes — the second-most in the league, as a percentage of total shots — and highly efficient attacking drives to the hoop from James and Irving. The Cavs also excel at offensive rebounding, especially Tristan Thompson, who will play big minutes now that Love is out. Admittedly, it’s still not clear exactly how Cleveland will adjust its rotation. The Bulls are tough and will put up a fight, but the Cavs’ offensive firepower, led by James, will most likely be too much to handle.The Bulls, by contrast, win on defense. Chicago held opponents to the second-lowest shooting percentage in the league. The defense carried them through an inconsistent year from Derrick Rose, who was sidelined with sporadic injuries. Rose, however, showed flashes of brilliance in the first round. And Jimmy Butler is the Bulls’ real star — with a +3.7 Real Plus-Minus rating, he’s the second-best player in this series behind James. Rose and Butler will have to have a transcendent series against a short-handed Cleveland team for the Bulls to have a chance. read more

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Dissecting Week Two of the NFL Playoffs

Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings  Tony Romo finally dismissed all of his critics after he won his first playoff game against the Cowboys’ division rival Philadelphia Eagles. But can Romo continue his recent success against his childhood idol Brett Favre?The Cowboys are actually the only team remaining in the playoffs that has no players on injury reserve. Wade Phillips’ squad has never played so well under his tenure and his defense has been hitting on all cylinders. The Vikings didn’t persuade Brett Favre to get off his tractor to simply guide the team to the playoffs. The front office believed that with their elite defense and All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson, Favre was the missing piece to their hopes of a Super Bowl title.But the question revolving around Favre is, which quarterback will show up on Saturday? The gunslinging, reckless quarterback that haunted the Packers in his recent playoff games and in his stint with the New York Jets, or the game manager that he has been in most of his Viking games? Even though the Cowboys are riding into this contest with an overwhelming amount of confidence and momentum, the Vikings’ dominant defensive line should be able to hold Romo in check as Favre directs his new team into the NFC Championship game. Pick: Minnesota Vikings Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints New Orleans will host a meeting this weekend that has the potential to break playoff offensive records. Arizona’s offense looked nearly unstoppable in its overtime victory against the Green Bay Packers. The 38-year-old rejuvenated quarterback Kurt Warner looks poised to possibly make another playoff run to the Super Bowl as his team is playing its best football at the end of the season, just like last year. The Saints averaged 31.9 points and more than 400 yards of total offense per game this season, led by their All-Pro quarterback Drew Brees. New Orleans’ offense is so lethal because of the its array of wide receivers and three solid running backs. Playing in the Superdome in front of the Saints’ faithful should be a vital factor in Sunday’s contest. The Cardinals might be coming off of a record offensive showing in Arizona last weekend, but the Saints will counter-balance with a rested and superior offense of their own. Pick: New Orleans Saints Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore RavensThe Indianapolis Colts could have finished the regular season undefeated, but coach Jim Caldwell wanted to rest his starters for the playoffs. Now after finishing the season at 14-2, the Colts feel that most critics have jumped off their bandwagon as Super Bowl favorites. Coming off of his NFL-record fourth MVP season, Peyton Manning will look to guide the Colts to their second championship in four years. Manning possesses an ample amount of offensive weapons, including his No. 1 receiver Reggie Wayne and tight end Dallas Clark.      The Ravens ran the ball effectively in wild card weekend to decisively dismantle the New England Patriots at Foxboro. Their defense that tormented Tom Brady last Sunday will look to try to confuse the Colts’ signal-caller. Even though the Ravens held an early, overbearing lead against the Patriots last week, quarterback Joe Flacco looked completely flat on the field. Indianapolis is under a great amount of pressure to win this playoff game after the decision to rest its marquee players and halt their near record-breaking momentum. While rust tends to tie in with extensive rest, the Colts should able to overcome this detriment and capitalize on their experience to win in Indianapolis.  Pick: Indianapolis Colts New York Jets vs. San Diego ChargersThe Chargers are riding an 11-game winning streak and look to potentially have a strong run in the playoffs. Quarterback Phillip Rivers, known as one of the toughest and most competitive players in the NFL, has blossomed into one of the marquee quarterbacks in the league. San Diego’s roster is stockpiled with playoff veterans such as LaDainian Tomlinson, who might have his last opportunity to reach a Super Bowl with the Chargers this year. Rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez played a nearly perfect game at Cincinnati last weekend and hasn’t turned the ball over in his past three contests. Cornerback Darrelle Revis blanketed star wide receiver Chad Ochocinco at Cincinnati; so don’t expect Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson to do anything special this Sunday. The Jets have had an impressive roller coaster-ride of a season as they weathered the slumps of their rookie quarterback. But the Chargers simply have too much talent and veteran experience to slip in their first playoff contest. Pick: San Diego Chargers read more

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Opposition PDM gets Ebola Cost Report from Premier

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Related Items:ebola coast report, Pdm, Portia smith TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 15 May 2015 – Preparing for Ebola and beefing up on Dengue Fever and Chikungunya readiness cost the country about $6,000 more than was estimated by former Health & Human Services Minister, Hon Porsha Smith. Confirmed in the House of Assembly during debate this week and in response to a Parliamentary Question from the Leader of the Opposition, the Premier detailed the overall bill and even cutbacks to the spending on EVD and others at $356,000. The scare of Ebola, in particular, had practically paralyzed the Western World with fear about possible outbreaks after the US recorded some cases. In the Turks and Caicos the government pledged $350,000 which was pulled from the contingency fund and was spent on Personal Protective Equipment; that cost nearly $62,000… two new vector control vehicles for Grand Turk and South Caicos cost over $60,000… chemical supplies of which we had none at the time cost $63,000… medical supplies for government clinics was just under $23,000, temporary bubbles for transporting family island clients suspected of having Ebola to hospital was pegged at $13,500 while the biggest bill went to employment of temporary officers at $74,000 plus. Surprising was the cost of printed materials related to Ebola, ChickV and Dengue at $16,000 although there remains no visible public signage on any of these diseases. TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Recommended for youlast_img read more

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