first_imgSam and Maguire popping out of the water yesterday eveningMALIN Head’s dolphins are certainly pulling in the tourists.Locals have even named a few of them.Now two more have been given special names in honour of Jim McGuinness and his team….Sam and Maguire! (no pressure then Jim!) “We understand they (the dolphins) are planning to stay for a year, so what better names could we given them?” he laughed. MEET MALIN HEAD’S LATEST DOLPHINS – SAM AND MAGUIRE! was last modified: July 22nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:2014dolphinsdonegalMaguireMalin Headsamlast_img read more

Firemen tackling gorse blaze at Crolly

first_imgEmergency services are currently (8pm) dealing with a gorse fire above Crolly.The fire is spreading rapidly in the Meencorwick and Meenaweal areas, fanned by a light breeze.Fire units from Gweedore and Dungloe are being assisted by locals in a bid to bring the blaze under control. There are a number of private houses in the immediate area but it’s understood there is no immediate risk of danger.Firemen tackling gorse blaze at Crolly was last modified: April 18th, 2019 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

Boss fears for Norwich star after injury

first_imgNorwich midfielder Wes Hoolahan left Craven Cottage on crutches after suffering an ankle injury in his side’s defeat against Fulham.The Republic of Ireland international was taken off just before the hour mark as the Canaries were knocked off their perch at the top of the Championship.Boss Neil Adams said: “Wes has gone over on his ankle. He’s on crutches and in a protective boot.“He signalled straight away that he knew something was bad there.“We won’t know the exact extent of the damage until he has his scan but it doesn’t look too clever.”Adams was disappointed at the lack of clear-cut chances his side created and felt Lewis Grabban’s penalty miss early in the second half was the game’s turning point.He said: “We had 63 per cent possession, which is massive away from home but it didn’t materialize into genuine goalscoring chances.“We had the penalty obviously and it’s those fine margins that change games – if we score it, we probably win.“The first 20 minutes we’re on top and Fulham break away and score with their first shot. There’s two or three errors there and we can’t afford to do that.“To take one point from the last three games the way we’ve played is not good enough.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chelsea have a chance to upset Liverpool – and the odds

first_imgChelsea have been impressive so far under Maurizio SarriChelsea are gearing up to host Premier League leaders Liverpool in a huge six-pointer at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues’ 100% start to the season came crashing down with a 0-0 draw away at West Ham on Sunday and they are now third in the table.Liverpool are still protecting a perfect record, two points clear of Chelsea, but Maurizio Sarri’s men now have a great opportunity to derail their title charge.Victory would spark serious confidence among the troops and lay down a statement of intent to all the Blues’ rivals, so there is a great deal at stake.Chelsea are the underdogs for this game according to the oddsmakers, its highly recommended to read a review if you’re looking to wager on the game.It must be more than a decade since the Blues were last rated as the outsiders in a home game against Liverpool. But it is a reflection of Liverpool’s aggressive and ambitious summer transfer window, in which they vastly outspent Chelsea to snap up the likes of Naby Keita, Fabinho and Alisson.The Reds finished ahead of Chelsea in the table last season and reached the Champions League final, and they have made a blistering start to the new campaign, so they are the shorter-priced favourites. Chelsea’s chanceBut this gives Chelsea a fantastic opportunity to make a mockery of any talk of a power shift in the Premier League.Liverpool have not won the league in 28 years, whereas Chelsea are Premier League heavyweights and regular title winners. In front of a passionate home crowd, they can really take Liverpool down a peg or two.The Reds will be surging with confidence after picking up away wins against Tottenham and Leicester in the past month. But Chelsea have also been excellent at home, beating Arsenal, Bournemouth and Cardiff.Eden Hazard has been outstanding for club and countryIf they can pick up three points in this game it would have massive ramifications for the title race even at this early stage. The Blues are certainly capable of picking up a result. The midfield battleN’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic form a magnificent triumvirate in midfield, and they could run rings around James Milner and co.Liverpool are yet to properly unleash Keita and Fabinho and Milner, Jordan Henderson and Giorginio Wijnaldum have seen the most playing time. Chelsea’s midfield looks vastly superior on paper in that contest. Defensive frailtiesThere are also still serious question marks over Liverpool’s defence. The arrivals of Alisson and Virgil Van Dijk have tightened it, but they are still vulnerable, and Hazard and Willian could have a field day against their full-backs.Chelsea are unlikely to keep a clean sheet against a rampant Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane, but they could easily outscore Liverpool in this game.They need Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud to find their shooting boots, and they need to get Hazard on the ball as often as possible, but it is certainly a game Chelsea could win. Upsetting the oddsThey should thrive on the pressure to make a mockery of their status as underdogs. A couple of years ago the notion of Liverpool being favourites to win in the league at the Bridge would have been ridiculous. It is time to bring Jurgen Klopp’s upstarts back down to earth.The bookies rate Chelsea as the third favourites to win the title this season, with champions Man City still odds-on to defend their crown and Liverpool dropping all the time.But the Blues won the title in 2014/15 and 2016/17, defying the odds both times, and they have the quality to win the league again this season if they can turn it on against big teams like Liverpool.They look rejuvenated thus far under Sarri and it will be intriguing to see how they respond to the pressure of Saturday’s game. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoRome Hotels | Search AdsRome Hotels Might be Cheaper Than You ThinkRome Hotels | Search AdsUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndolast_img read more

African tourists shop in SA

first_img21 May 2003South Africa is winning the contest for the African tourist. The influx of tourists from the rest of the continent has grown to such an extent, according to CapeInfo, that upmarket shopping centres in Johannesburg are offering “retail therapy weekends” for visitors from neighbouring countries.Downtown Johannesburg hotels, CapeInfo says in its latest newsletter, are turning their conference venues into warehouses for traders coming to South Africa to buy goods for resale back home.“It doesn’t matter whether people are buying diamonds or paraffin,” says Cheryl Carolus, chief executive officer of South African Tourism. “It’s money that is spent in our economy.”The number of Africans arriving in the country by air rose 18 percent last year to 331 000. The number arriving by land increased by eight percent to 4.3 million – two-thirds of all foreign visitors.South Africa now claims to have captured 90 percent of the tourist market from Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, with the biggest increases in 2002 coming from Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.“For Carolus, going after the African tourist is about spreading the risk instead of relying too heavily on markets such as the UK and Germany”, CapeInfo writes. “And surveys at border posts have shown that African tourists are good for the economy. They spent about R24-billion here last year – half the estimated R48-billion spent by all foreign tourists.“Those who came over land spent close to R19-billion. By comparison, tourists from Europe, including the UK, spent R9-billion.”Gauteng and Mpumalanga were the main destinations for tourists from Africa last year. In Nelspruit alone, Mozambicans spent an estimated R30-million a month, according to Nancy Chimhandamba, head of marketing at Mpumalanga reporterlast_img read more

Announcing the April 2015 Geocacher of the Month

first_img‘Caching team hooserisunshine and FailedApparatus have made a big impression on the the geocaching community in North and South Carolina with their regular geocaching trivia events, ‘It’s All Just Trivial!’Though the geocaching trivia nights were spawned as a way to spice up regular Cache-Events, they’ve since become an institution. The winning team at an ‘It’s All Just Trivial’ event take home medals and sometimes a trophy – both of which were created by hoosiersunshine and FailedApparatus.Geocacher Beth Andrews says, “Hands down… my vote is for Hoosiersunshine and FailedApparatus. Not just for the great and wonderful things they have done with geocaching trivia around the whole South East…., but with geocaching as a whole. From fun hides to hair pulling puzzle caches to just being great people. I’m honored they are part of my geocaching family and no two people deserve this more than those two.”Echoing her sentiments, Matt Norris says, “Hoosiersunshine and Failedapparatus are the best nominees I could think of for this! Anyone who has ever been to an “It’s All Just Trivial” event knows that this would be incredibly well deserved. Those who have not can’t even imagine what those two have put into these events! Not only fun trivia, but everything from fully stocked caches, to unactivated geocoins and everything in between as prizes to every person who attends. And every person who wins gets a real gold medal! They bring fun geocaching events to a new level that I have never seen. Amazing people bringing fun not only to SC and NC, but they’ve traveled to host these events in GA, FL and VA too!”Thank you to all the April 2015 Geocacher of the Month nominees for your tireless efforts to bring joy to other geocachers. Three cheers for legendary geocachers! <> SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the May 2013 Geocacher of the MonthJune 18, 2013In “Community”Help Name the April 2015 Geocacher of the MonthApril 29, 2015In “Community”Say “Well Done” to the Latest Geocachers of the MonthMay 9, 2014In “Community” <> For Zugführer, it means organizing Cache-Events that repeatedly draw dozens of old and new geocachers alike. The April 2015 nominees for the celebrated Geocacher of the Month award run the gamut of what it means to be a legendary geocacher.For Marchand de cailloux, it means crafting intricate, clever, beautiful wood caches. The featured Geocacher of the Month is named by a panel at Geocaching HQ after reviewing community input and blog comments. It’s a tough decision, given the combined contributions of these folks to the geocaching community as a whole.All the nominees will receive special prize packages from Geocaching HQ, but only one will receive the elusive Geocacher of the Month Geocoin.The earned, never for sale, Geocacher of the Month Geocoin.center_img After tallying the sentiment and reading the comments, hoosiersunshine & FailedApparatus have been officially named the featured Geocachers of the Month for April 2015. <> Share with your Friends:More Know an outstanding geocacher who should be recognized? Nominate them for next month’s award! For hoosiersunshine & FailedApparatus it means inventing a highly popular local geocaching trivia night complete with customized trophy.last_img read more

Nitish’s yatra for Bihar special status boomerangs on him

first_imgAdhikar Yatra, being undertaken by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to pile up pressure on the Centre to accord “special category” status to Bihar, has been converted into a platform for people to vent their anger against the state government.Protests and demonstrations have trailed the chief minister ever since he embarked on the 45-day-long roadshow at Bettiah on the Bihar-Nepal border on September 19. It started with black flag demonstrations by contract teachers at Madhubani on September 23, and has followed him practically everywhere. On October 9, efforts by the Nawada district administration to sanitise the venue of his public meeting failed, as a section of the crowd pelted stones, hurled slippers and parts of broken chairs at the chief minister as he made his way to the dais.Protests and demonstrations have trailed Nitish Kumar ever since he embarked on the 45-day-long roadshow at Bettiah on the Bihar-Nepal border on September 19.While the ruling JD(U) blames the RJD for engineering the protests, former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav claims that popular mood has turned against the Nitish Kumar for his failure to curb corruption and to rein in bureaucracy. “There is rampant corruption in welfare schemes and law and order situation has worsened considerably. Not a single paisa of investment has come into the state in the last seven years. Development has taken a back seat. Indeed, it’s only campaign rhetoric,” the RJD chief told India Today on Sunday.Notwithstanding the claims and counter-claims, the fact remains that it is for the first time in his seven-year-long stint as Bihar chief minister that Kumar has been confronted with popular disaffection. And this does not portend well for the JD(U)-BJP alliance. “Things have deteriorated considerably. Earlier, we used to get power supply for at least 20 hours. Now, we get power for only 8 hours. The condition of roads within Patna is pathetic. They promised to build a road along the Ganges, but there was no follow-up action. Criminal activities have gone up,” claims Safdar Reyaz, a 35-year-old contractor from Sultanganj.Former railway minister Lalu Prasad claims that popular mood has turned against the Nitish Kumar for his failure to curb corruption and to rein in bureaucracy.”Promises have remained unfulfilled in almost all sectors,” adds Anay Kumar, a student of mass communication from Nalanda Open University. “Resources have not been spent properly. A survey published recently by a local daily said that 60 per cent of the students in government-run primary schools cannot count from one to 100, and cannot recognise alphabets. Corruption has not only become all-pervasive, it has also become systematic.”Rather than addressing the problems, the state administration has gone on an overdrive to prevent people from coming anywhere close to the chief minister during public meetings. Wary of recurrent black flag demonstrations, the state government directed the district administration to bar anyone sporting a black dress to attend the rallies addressed by Nitish Kumar.At Nawada in south Bihar on October 9, girls were asked to take off their black dupattas, and youth wearing black, or even deep blue T-shirts, were turned back from the venue. The move was decried by Lalu Prasad Yadav. “Hum kaale hain to kya hua dil waale hain, hum tumko satta se hatane waale hain (It doesn’t matter if we are dark, we’ll remove you from power),” the RJD chief said in Patna on Wednesday.advertisementlast_img read more

Canada ratifies agreement blocking commercial fishing in the High Arctic

first_imgThe Canadian Press OTTAWA — Canada has ratified an agreement that would prevent commercial fishing in the High Arctic for 16 years.The deal was initially signed last October by Canada and nine other governments but won’t be enforceable until all parties ratify the agreement. The governments that have signed the agreement include Norway, the United States, China, Iceland, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Denmark in respect to Greenland and the Faroe Islands, but it has been ratified only by Canada, the European Union, and the Russian Federation.The agreement applies to northern waters at least 200 nautical miles away from the shores of any coastal state, which amounts to 2.8 million square kilometres of ocean, about the size of the Mediterranean Sea.It also provides for the participation and inclusion of Arctic Indigenous Peoples and their communities, recognizing the critical value of their local knowledge in the conservation of the Arctic Ocean.No commercial fishing currently takes place in the High Arctic, but fish stocks are shifting and fishers and scientists have wondered what the northernmost seas on the planet hold.Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says Canada is leading the way to protect the oceans, combat illegal fishing and help protect the Arctic’s fragile ecosystems for future generations.last_img read more