British boxing chiefs issue guidelines for return to ring

first_imgEddie Hearn, the promoter of British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, tweeted: “Huge (but mostly sensible) barriers to overcome to make it happen but when the time comes we will be ready.”British heavyweight Dillian Whyte is due to fight former world champion Alexander Povetkin in Manchester on July 4.British light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde, who has lost his father and grandmother to coronavirus, is due to take on compatriot Lyndon Arthur in London on July 11. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Boxers fighting in Britain would be required to wear masks during ring walks and would be banned from using a spit bucket under proposals to allow for a resumption of the sport, it was reported on Wednesday.Boxing authorities are reportedly gearing up for a July re-start following the coronavirus shutdown.The BBC said a consultation document sent to promoters proposed that boxing cards would take place behind closed doors with a maximum five bouts and no “championship contests”.Boxers would be allowed to box without a mask but referees and corner staff would be obliged to wear them.All boxers, trainers and referees would be tested for COVID-19 48 hours before fights and would self-isolate at a hotel until their test result was known. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Florida Man Sings and Reads to Relax Alligators During Pandemic

first_imgOne Florida resident is taking time to bring comfort to reptiles who are disoriented by the pandemic.Michael Womer is known as the “Gator Crusader.”He regularly posts videos in which he gets extremely close to alligators during live shows.Wormer explains that he has loved alligators since childhood, even going so far as telling his high school counselor that he wanted to perform with gators at that time.He recently shared with our news partner, WPTV NewsChannel 5, what changes he has made during the challenges of recent months, and whether he believes that alligators can sense the difference.Typically, Womer performs with a gator show in central Florida.His videos show him performing stunts and even reading to the alligators.According to Womer, alligators can tell something is different when they are not many people around them.“They don’t know exactly what’s happening, but they do register something is going on,” he said. “In order for an alligator to eat out in the wild, they have to be very observant. They are smarter than most people think.”Additionally, he explains that the change in the reptiles’ behavior was obvious in the first couple of days.“The first day or two, I had one or two that would just kind of sit in the back of the pen like, ‘I don’t know what’s happening. It’s weird,’” he said. “I started singing to them. I read them books. I talk to them, and then all of a sudden, they’re like, ‘All right. I know this guy. It’s OK.”The change in his personal work has provided Womer with an opportunity to reach a more global audience through streaming and posting his videos on YouTube.last_img read more

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Will Offshore Wind Farms Come Near Bayshore Region?

first_img“Today we have taken another important step forward into our 100 percent clean energy future,” said Joseph L. Fiordaliso, NJBPU president. “With today’s award of 1,100 MW of offshore wind, a safer, healthier future for New Jersey is looking brighter and closer than ever.” The lease on a Raritan Bay site was signed in March 2017 by the Norwegian organization Equinor, which proposes a pizza-slice-shaped wind farm on 80,000 acres of federal waters. The tip of the slice is located 19.5 miles off the coast of Sandy Hook and 14 miles away from Jones Inlet on Long Island. Clean Ocean Action executive director Cindy Zipf said Murphy’s goal is one worth pursuing, but only if projects in coastal waters are done responsibly. Ørsted anticipates construction will begin in 2022 or 2023. The first power would be produced and circulated in 2024 in cooperation with PSEG Power. In a media release, the Murphy administration said the Ørsted project, titled Ocean Wind, is expected to power an estimated 500,000 New Jersey homes and generate $1.17 billion in economic benefits, in addition to creating an estimated 15,000 jobs over the life of the project. Through a recent announcement, Atlantic Highlands environmental commission chair Jim Krauss said he believes it was six years in the making. “We spent a day at Monmouth University explaining to these federal officials where people were fishing, sailing, surfing, etc.,” Krauss said. “They were trying to determine where they could put this wind farm so it wouldn’t conflict with any of the ocean users.” In June the administration of Gov. Phil Murphy made a splash at the shore when the state board of public utilities approved a $1.6 billion wind farm 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City. Krauss said the officialshe spoke to were veryconcerned about projectsnegatively impacting thestate’s multibillion dollartourism and commercialfishing industries. Krauss said six years ago he and other environmental stewards, maritime professionals and recreational fishing leaders participated in a study led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory under an interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. center_img Preceding this announcement was the May launch of the New Jersey Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry, which allows companies, technical professionals and contractors to indicate their interest and offer their abilities to supply components and services for the offshore wind projects in New Jersey’s coastal waters and along the entire Eastern Seaboard. Murphy called the board of public utilities announcement “historic” and said it will “revolutionize the offshore wind industry in New Jersey and along the entire East Coast.” Local environmental officials say the rippling waves of that announcement could soon be felt in the Bayshore region, with two additional rounds of wind farm application approvals to come in the next three years and a site situated near Sandy Hook and New York already eyed for development. New Jersey Economic Development Agency CEO Tim Sullivan said the Ørsted project and the creation of the registry “represent a major milestone toward our goal of becoming the capital of the American wind industry.” If the proposal is adopted Equinor estimates construction will begin at some point between 2022 and 2023, with the first power available in 2024 or 2025. Estimates have the project powering 1 million New Jersey homes. “They basically told us, ‘we’re not here to tell you where we think they could be placed, we’re here to find out from you where they shouldn’t be.’ It was encouraging to hear because we’ve seen wind farms placed along fishing channels in Copenhagen and they can be a big annoyance,” Krauss added. The first project in Murphy’s three-part plan to generate 3.5 gigawatts of wind energy by 2030 was awarded to the United States branch of Ørsted, a Danish power company that proposed a 1.1 gigawatt project in Atlantic City waters. It is the largest offshore wind project ever awarded in the country. The next two projects call for even larger developments, soliciting 1.2 gigawatt constructions. “We want to work toward ensuring while we move ahead with this industrial but green energy use, that it’s done with respect and protection to our ocean. We need to make sure that during the process that marine life is not compromised and the implementation is as green as possible. Where exactly will they be built? How will they be moved? What exactly will the impact be? These are things we need to know,” Zipf said. last_img read more

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The ‘good life’ posse now in denial

first_imgDear Editor,It is quite ironic that over the past years, at least after the 2011 General and Regional Elections, a parliamentary majority has always been defined by a vote of 33:32 but not unexpectedly, but quite Quixotic, the recent support of the No-confidence Motion by a vote of 33:32 is not seen as a majority by the losers of the ‘good life’. The ‘good life’ posse are now in denial. According to lawyer cum mathematician, Nigel Hughes, a majority vote in Guyana’s Parliament of 65 members is now deemed to be 34 and not 33. The number of members as determined by the National Assembly is 65.This learned legal luminary should know that the reason why there are 65 members in the National Assembly rather than 66 is because of the need to avoid a tie and so frustrate the functions of this supreme law-making body of the land. This is no accident and certainly not coincidental and Hughes’ vast knowledge of constitutional laws and its interpretation should afford him an accurate analysis and interpretation of Article 106 (6) which unambiguously states that, ‘The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of ALL elected members of the National Assembly’. The ‘elected members’ totalled 65 and a majority is 33. When the Opposition, on August 15, 2014, tabled a ‘no-confidence’ brought about by Nagamootoo against the PPP/C Government the majority would have been deemed to be 33 if Parliament was not prorogued by then President Donald Ramotar. No one at the time had argued that if the ‘no-confidence’ was put to the vote that 34 votes would have been needed. Therefore, the pertinent question is: Has this ‘majority’ changed on December 21, 2018? It is quite asinine to now think that this is so since the law is not such a jackass although it may be an ass sometimes!Furthermore, all the Budget cuts after the 2011 General Elections should have to now be deemed illegal, the passing of the Budgets after 2015 should all be deemed illegal since all were voted with a majority of 33:32. The Constitution is not about rounding of figures since a member cannot be halved and subjected to the rounding off. The vote of 33:32 is a clear majority and many organisations recognises this fact, hence the reason for electing odd numbers so as not to stymie and obstruct the fulfilment of the functions of such organisations where voting on decisions are inevitable and vital.Some questions need to be answered: What would have been the case if the Government side obtained 33 votes? Would Nigel Hughes have said that they needed 34? Or would the ‘No-confidence’ Motion be struck down by the Speaker? Of course the ‘No-confidence’ Motion would have been defeated! All the members on the Government side knew this and commanded their members to the point of threatening them that they should vote ‘no’! The high drama, the liberal use of expletives by the Government MPs, their uncouth and unprofessional behaviour of some supported this. They knew that the 33:32 is all that is needed, but now is time to deny that the false confidence of ‘bring it on’ has now resulted in no confidence.It is heartening to see that the Guyana Bar Association has condemned and totally rejected the ‘unofficial calculation of the no-confidence’ and has called for elections by March. The Association ‘urged Guyanese to ignore Attorney-at-law Nigel Hughes’ calculation that 34 of the 65 votes in the National Assembly are needed’ to pass that motion. I do believe that Hughes should have been more circumspect about his premature public utterance which may have resulted in possibly grave outcome. Ralph Ramkarran admitted making an error and withdrew similar statements made and I do feel that Hughes should do the same since the no-confidence vote is final!Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo has led his people out of People’s National Congress bondage in just three and a half years, the biblical Moses took 40 years to lead his people to the Promised Land. Guyanese are now in sight of the ‘good life’ in 2019 and should not allow traitors like those in the AFC to snatch this away from them!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor,Region Sixlast_img read more

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Minister Scott apologises for calling teachers selfish, uncaring

first_img– veteran union official recommends Govt move on to arbitrationBy Jarryl BryanAfter mounting pressure and criticism from union officials and teachers, Junior Social Protection Minister Keith Scott has issued an apology for calling striking teachers “selfish and uncaring.”In a release originating from the Ministry of the Presidency, Scott was quoted expressing regret for the statements.Junior Social Protection Minister Keith Scott“I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to the teachers of Guyana. I regret making such an inflammatory and hurtful statement.  I have always and will always hold the teachers of our nation in the highest regard” Scott was quoted as saying.“It was never my intention to be disrespectful of, or to downplay the legitimate industrial actions taken by the Guyana Teachers’ Union [GTU] on behalf of its membership and teachers generally,” he continued.Scott had referred to the striking teachers in this manner while addressing bursary awardees last week. He reportedly also told the students that teachers who cared would show up for work on Monday.His statement drew much condemnation from the GTU, which was already lukewarm about the Labour Department acting as a mediator in the strike. In an interview on Tuesday, President of the Guyana Trade Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis, recommended that the process be moved to arbitration.“Scott is not an arbiter. His department does conciliation. And conciliating, it’s not them that makes the decision. Conciliator works with the parties to bring them closer together to arrive at a decision on their own. They have to arrive at a decision. The arbitrator listens to the evidence and makes the decision.”“So what you have here is a situation where the union has been calling for arbitration. Arbitration, in this circumstance, I think is important to be considered, because the conciliator is a part of the Government and represents the government interest,” Lewis stated.CriticismsThe teachers who took umbrage to the remarks made by Scott called publicly on Monday for him to apologise. The remarks also triggered a response from an infuriated GTU, which also demanded an apology for his choice of words.The Union also highlighted that his statement confirmed their conviction that the Labour Department’s position on teachers’ salary increases is biased.Calls for an apology on the part of the Minister were also echoed from the Federation of Independent Trade Unions in Guyana (FITUG) and the GTUC.Veteran Trade Unionist Lincoln Lewis“This most astonishing statement by the Minister, who incidentally is responsible for the Department of Labour, is a clear demonstration of the Administration’s concern for the workers plight and troubles that have beset them in the era of the ‘Good Life’ coalition. The statement by the Minister, in our view, further unmasks the APNU/AFC Government and it reveals its true colours,” FITUG stated on Monday.They also made an appeal for President David Granger to give “serious consideration and profound thought” as to whether Scott is suited to serve as the political head of the Labour Department.Meanwhile, the GTUC said this is not the first time such utterances were made by the Minister and further sought to ask the perceptible question as to whether this is also a representation of the Government’s position on the matter.Educators from all corners of the country are currently protesting for ‘a liveable wage’ and they were seen protesting in front of schools, ministries and education departments on the first day of the academic year.last_img read more

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Panel begins benefit review

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Warning that runaway pension benefits could steal money earmarked for schools, cops and roads, a California commission on Friday launched the first statewide effort to overhaul the employee pension system. California’s retirement systems for state employees and teachers have a combined unfunded pension liability of about $49 billion for pensions and $70 billion for health benefits. Combined, the liabilities already are costing taxpayers more than $3 billion a year – money that could instead be paying for programs such as schools and public safety if the benefits were properly self-funded. “I think the leaders have recognized that rising obligations of this type remain one of the biggest problems facing governments everywhere, particularly in California,” said commission Chairman Gerald Parsky. “As these costs rise and need to be met, it means that less money may be available for other programs that have very high priorities – such as education, public safety and environmental protection.” The panel, appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and state legislators, will spend the next nine months studying the scope of the pension and health benefit issue and proposing possible solutions to state policymakers. Parsky, a Los Angeles-based investor and Republican fundraiser, said the group will protect benefits already promised to state employees, but will need to find ways to reduce future costs so the government can continue to adequately fund other programs. Others face deficits Local governments and school districts are facing similar multibillion-dollar deficits. The Los Angeles Unified School District is facing a long-term liability of at least $10 billion for retiree health benefits alone. Schwarzenegger’s previous effort to reform the state pension system in 2005 fell flat when his proposal to shift to a 401(k)-style plan ran into heavy opposition from public-employee unions. Firefighters and police officers, in particular, were incensed that the proposal appeared to cut benefits for widows – an element that Schwarzenegger said was unintended, but which led him to drop the plan rather than risk placing it on the ballot. Public unions are expected once again to be a major force in the debate, but this time Schwarzenegger has included them in the decision-making process. The state commission has at least five representatives of public-employee unions, including one appointed by Schwarzenegger and four appointed by the Legislature. “Clearly, two years ago we were at war and there was no input from public employees,” said Lou Paulson, president of California Professional Firefighters. “Having this commission (means) there’s going to be folks out talking about it and there will be hearings and everybody will at least get some input.” The commission is expected to consider a variety of proposals – including a controversial plan suggested Friday by a nonprofit foundation established by former San Fernando Valley Assemblyman Keith Richman. Marcia Fritz, an accountant and vice president of Richman’s California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility, said the group believes that raising the state employee retirement age could create substantial savings. Currently, state employees are eligible to retire by age 55, and public-safety employees can retire at 50. Richman’s group is proposing to raise the ages to 65 for regular employees and 55 for public-safety employees. The move would save millions of dollars by delaying thousands of people from entering the pension system. “We hope the commission clearly hears the tick of this fiscal time bomb and finds a responsible way to limit its damage to future budgets and programs,” Fritz said. Likely opposition Public-employee unions are likely to oppose that plan, however. On Friday, union members in the audience laughed and jeered when Richman’s name was mentioned during the hearing. Richman also was one of the driving forces behind the failed effort to move to a 401(k) system two years ago. Officially, however, union leaders were more diplomatic at this early stage, saying they would like to hear more details of the plan before critiquing it. The commission plans to hold up to five public hearings statewide by May 31. It will then work on a report and analysis of the scope of the pension and health benefits problem and recommend solutions to the governor and Legislature by Jan. 1. The commission is still working on an exact meeting schedule and Web site. harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Manchester City lose at Newcastle to hand Liverpool advantage

first_imgBut Pep Guardiola’s 100th league game as City manager proved an evening to forget for the champions.Second-placed City’s loss means Liverpool, chasing their first English title since 1990, can move seven points clear with a win over Leicester.It was a remarkable result given City took just 24 seconds to open the scoring.Raheem Sterling crossed to David Silva and the City midfielder bravely headed it back as he collided with Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.Aguero pounced on the loose ball to poke home from close range for his 17th goal of the season.But City lost their rhythm after that and were punished when Salomon Rondon equalised for Newcastle in the 66th minute from Isaac Hayden’s header.There was worse to come for City in the 80th minute.Fernandinho’s foul on Sean Longstaff gave Matt Ritchie the chance to score from the penalty spot and the Newcastle midfielder fired his effort low into the net.It was City’s first defeat since a loss at Leicester on December 26, ending a run of eight successive wins in all competitions.Solskjaer had overseen eight straight victories in all competitions — including six in the league — since replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho in December.He lost that perfect streak, but still finished impressed by United’s never-say-die spirit at Old Trafford.Ashley Barnes put Burnley ahead in the 51st minute and Chris Wood struck in the 81st minute to double their lead.But former United star Solskjaer, serving as interim boss until the end of the season after temporarily leaving Norway’s Molde, has had the midas touch.And in the 87th minute Jeff Hendrick dragged back Jesse Lingard to concede a penalty that was converted by Paul Pogba.United poured forward and Victor Lindelof snatched the equaliser in the last seconds.Cardiff paid an emotional tribute to Emiliano Sala following the striker’s disappearance, but Arsenal ran out 2-1 winners at the Emirates Stadium.Sala signed from Nantes in a club-record deal, but the 28-year-old Argentine was one of two people on board the Piper Malibu plane which vanished in the Channel Islands last week en route to Cardiff.Yellow daffodils were carried onto the pitch by Cardiff captain Sol Bamba and there was a minute’s applause before kick-off for Sala.A banner shown by Cardiff fans read: “We never saw you play, we never saw you score, but Emiliano, our beautiful Bluebird, we will love you forever more.”The Gunners took the lead in the 66th minute when Bruno Manga fouled Sead Kolasinac and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stroked home the resulting penalty.– Siewert denied –Alexandre Lacazette’s 83rd-minute strike ensured fifth-placed Arsenal moved level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea.Nathaniel Mendez-Laing’s stoppage-time goal was little consolation for Cardiff.Ten-man Everton ruined Jan Siewert’s first game in charge of Huddersfield with a 1-0 win over the bottom club at the John Smith’s Stadium.Former Borussia Dortmund reserve team boss Siewert replaced David Wagner, who left by mutual consent earlier in January.But it was a nightmare start for Siewert as Richarlison’s third-minute strike put Everton ahead.Everton had defender Lucas Digne sent off for a professional foul on Adama Diakhaby in the 66th minute.Wolves added to West Ham’s woes with an emphatic 3-0 victory at Molineux.Manuel Pellegrini’s team suffered a shock FA Cup fourth round defeat at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday and they were brushed aside again by Wolves.Romain Saiss gave Wolves the lead in the 66th minute before Raul Jimenez struck in the 80th and 86th minutes.Second-bottom Fulham staged a superb fightback to boost their survival bid with a 4-2 win over Brighton.Brighton raced into a two-goal inside 17 minutes thanks to Glenn Murray’s double at Craven Cottage.But Calum Chambers reduced the deficit two minutes into the second half and Aleksandar Mitrovic headed in for Fulham’s 58th-minute equaliser.Mitrovic capped the Cottagers’ revival in the 74th minute before Luciano Vietto wrapped up the points five minutes later.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Scottish international clenches his fists as he runs away to the corner flag to celebrate his strike in the 80th minute. Photo/COURTESYNEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Jan 29 – Manchester City’s Premier League title challenge was rocked by a stunning 2-1 defeat at Newcastle, while Manchester United’s late escape preserved Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s unbeaten start in a dramatic 2-2 draw with Burnley on Tuesday.City needed a win at St James’ Park to close the gap on leaders Liverpool to one point ahead of the Reds’ clash with Leicester on Wednesday.last_img read more

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City officials decry insurance initiative

first_imgA group of Los Angeles officials joined Tuesday with a leading taxpayer advocate to protest a proposed initiative to roll back provisions of Proposition 103, which governs auto-insurance premiums in California. City Councilmembers Wendy Greuel, Bill Rosendahl and Janice Hahn along with Harvey Rosenfield called on Mercury Insurance Co. to withdraw its measure, which would allow insurance companies to set premiums based on where the insured live. “Seventeen years ago, the voters of California spoke out and took matters in their own hands because of the actions of insurance companies,” said Rosenfield, head of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights and the author of Proposition 103. “Today, they are facing a new threat, and the insurance industry will learn that voters do not want any changes.” “It would undo all that has been done under Proposition 103, taking California from one of the highest cost states to get insurance to one of the lowest,” Garamendi said. “This is just an attempt by one company to benefit itself at the expense of California motorists.” Officials with Mercury did not return telephone calls. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The initiative Mercury proposes to put on the November ballot would delay the Proposition 103 provisions scheduled to take effect this year requiring companies to offer insurance based on a motorist’s driving record. “According to Mercury Insurance, a ‘good driver’ living in South Los Angeles should pay more than a good driver living in Westwood, simply because of where they live,” Greuel said. Rosendahl said insurance rates for black and Latino women are as much as 16 percent more than for white women because of where they reside. “Car insurance should be determined by a person’s driving record, not a person’s place of residence,” Rosendahl said. Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi said he also opposes the proposed initiative. last_img read more

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TOURISM BOOST FOR DONEGAL WITH €3.5 MILLION INVESTMENT IN WILD ATLANTIC WAY

first_imgTOURISM: The Donegal tourism sector has been a given boost following the announcement of a €3.5m programme of works with photo-friendly marker points and interpretation panels will improve visitor experiences along the Wild Atlantic Way.The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, today launched the new phase of the Wild Atlantic Way with further development for the touring route’s 188 designated Discovery Points. With the intention of bringing each site to life and encouraging visitor engagement, photo-friendly marker points and interpretation panels – explaining the significance of each point – will be installed ahead of next year’s tourism season.The Minister launched the programme today at the commencement of installation for the photo-marker and interpretative panel at Cnoc Fola (Bloody Foreland), Gweedore, County Donegal.Speaking at the event, Minister Ring said. “The Wild Atlantic Way, already being hailed as a game-changer along the western seaboard, continues to evolve.“Today marks another significant step in that evolution as we begin to bring to life the stories along the route and create opportunities for tourists to explore each Discovery Point. “We don’t want people rushing along the route but instead we want them to fully engage with this part of Ireland.“This investment in the Wild Atlantic Way’s Discovery Points is intended to encourage those who travel along the route to slow down, catch their bearings and explore all there is to offer nearby.“In this way, we will attract more visitors and persuade them to stay longer.”Fáilte Ireland has been working with Local Authorities along the Atlantic coast to complete this crucial upgrade of the Wild Atlantic Way’s designated Discovery Points.This work will involve the installation of Photo Points at all sites which are designed to literally ‘frame’ the photographs taken by visitors at beauty spots and scenic views along the route.The work will also involve the erection of sturdy weather-proof interpretation panels at each point to tell the relevant stories for each particular area and Fáilte Ireland has worked with a number of communities along the route to bring these stories to life. The interpretation panel will also include information advising visitors of other things to do and see in the area and will also include an orientation map of the immediate surrounding area.Fáilte Ireland CEO, Shaun Quinn, emphasised, “We really want to improve the visitor experience along the Wild Atlantic Way and give visitors opportunities to learn from, engage with and share what they encounter.“The photo points, for example, are located at the most scenic spot of each Discovery Point and are intended to provide a sense of arrival at that place and encourage visitors to have their pictures taken with the spectacular scenery on hand in the background.“We hope that this not only encourages them to engage with the view but also to share their images with friends and family online and via social media.” The total investment in this phase of development for the discovery points is €3.5m and it is expected that all work will be completed by the Local Authorities in time for the 2016 tourism season.This investment for the Wild Atlantic Way also includes a remedial works programme which will entail the repair of surfaces, boundary walls and fencing and the general tidying up and presentation of these sites.During the original development of the Wild Atlantic Way route, a number of existing viewing points and lay-bys were identified and established as Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points.Fáilte Ireland worked with the relevant Local Authorities along the route to carry out remedial works for each of these points to ensure that the sites were presentable for this year’s (2015) tourist season.Today’s announcement marks the next stage of development of these sites and will further enhance their appeal to visitors.Finally, it should be noted that environmental issues have been taken into account when planning any developments along the Wild Atlantic Way and great care has been taken to ensure that all works are carried out in an environmentally friendly manner that ensures that sensitive areas are fully protected.TOURISM BOOST FOR DONEGAL WITH €3.5 MILLION INVESTMENT IN WILD ATLANTIC WAY was last modified: September 18th, 2015 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)Tags:Featuresnewslast_img read more

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DONEGAL SHOW GRIT TO OVERCOME DERRY AS MURPHY SHINES AGAIN

first_imgGLENSWILLY’S Michael Murphy hit a brilliant 1-07 as Donegal marched on to the top of the Allianz Football League Division 2 after accounting for Derry at Celtic Park last night.Murphy’s sensational second half goal was the telling score of this game as Donegal continue to lookmore and more impressive under Jim McGuinness.The most telling aspect for Donegal was how they kept their heads and fought back as Derry threatened to run away with the game in the early stages. Keelan O’Boyle hit two goals on a rare start for Derry but Colm McFadden and Murphy cancelled out those strikes and Jim McGuinness’ side went on to claim the points by 2-18 to 2-12.Derry were 1-11 to 1-09 behind at half-time despite a second minute goal from late call-up Caolan O’Boyle and a clutch of points from Conleith Gilligan.O’Boyle scored a penalty to level the sides at 1-13 to 2-10, but Murphy, whose marker Kevin McCloy was sent-off, guided Donegal to victory.Derry made the early breakthrough in this Division 2 tie, moving 1-01 to 0-00 ahead inside the opening two minutes. Enda Muldoon knocked the ball down for O’Boyle, who was deputising for Paddy Bradley at full-forward, to score the first half.The pair repeated the trick just moments later, only this time PJ McCloskey’s long delivery in was broken down by Muldoon for O’Boyle to rattle the back of the net.A terrific individual score from Martin McElhinney got sluggish Donegal off the mark and they added a pointed free from Murphy, into a fresh wind.Gilligan fired over a brace of frees, sandwiching a well-taken point from play from the visitors. Murphy won the ball and fed Colm McFadden who popped the ball over despite the presence of two defenders.It was a free-scoring first half with some exciting passages of play when the pace quickened, and there were also three yellow cards awarded. Derry maintained their one-goal lead thanks to points from Gilligan and Gerard O’Kane, in response to Dermot Molloy and Murphy.Rory Kavanagh became the second Donegal midfield to score and McFadden’s second point whittled the gap down to the minimum – 1-05 to 0-07.The movement of Murphy and McFadden was causing serious problems for the Derry defence, and the former raced through to slot home Donegal’s opening goal five minutes before the break.Ryan Bradley’s ball in was missed by Ciaran Mullan and McFadden exposed some poor defending with a neat finish from near the end-line. McFadden finished the half with 1-02 and with Molloy kicking four frees, Jim McGuinness’ side looked well set-up for the second half at 1-11 to 1-09 ahead.Ciaran McGoldrick and substitute Charlie Kielt added their names to the Derry scoresheet before the interval.Donegal lost the services of full-back Neil McGee through injury early in the second half, with Jason Noctor replacing him.Donegal were 1-13 to 1-10 to the good 15 minutes into the second half following scores from McFadden and Murphy. O’Kane produced the Derry point.Then came Derry’s penalty. Gilligan was fouled after he gathered a high ball and youngster O’Boyle took his tally to 2-01 with a superb strike. Donegal responded with a point from Molloy and a memorable solo goal from that man Murphy.Murphy rose to gather a high ball above McCloy, turned past the defender and took a few strides before rasping an unstoppable shot to the left corner of the net.Worse followed for McCloy when he picked up his second yellow card and received his marching orders.Murphy and Muldoon traded points and Derry were still in the hunt with five minutes remaining, after Gilligan had pointed a free – his sixth of the night.That made it 2-15 to 2-12, but there was no stopping Murphy, who kicked a late brace, and corner back Karl Lacey also showed his finishing skills as Donegal’s third win took them to the top of the table.EndsDONEGAL SHOW GRIT TO OVERCOME DERRY AS MURPHY SHINES AGAIN was last modified: March 20th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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