Delight as funding sanctioned for pier community in west Donegal

first_imgThe community in Curransport have received a huge boost as it was announced that €60,000 of government funding has been granted to upgrade and repair the pier structure in the area. The Local Authority funding programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marines’ 2019 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme.A timeline for the repairs has not yet been scheduled but Cllr Micheal Mac Giolla Easpuig said the funding announcement was ‘exciting’ for the Port Uí Chuirreain area.  He said: “I have been pushing for some time for Donegal County Council and the government to fund repairs to the pier in Port Uí Chuirreain. “There was a large hole in that pier for quite some time and I was really fighting to get it fixed,” he added.  “The water is quite deep around that area and it was badly needed.“But the money will go towards putting a brand new cover over the pier, so they are going to cover the slip, tidy the whole place up, and it should improve the overall area.”Last month, government funding of €172,500 was announced for six pier and harbour communities. “Ideally, we now need bigger money to add to that pier because as I already said, it is very deep water beyond that pier but it is encouraging to see that money being announced,” Cllr Mac Giolla Easpuig added. “It is a great start for that community and there needs in that area.”Delight as funding sanctioned for pier community in west Donegal was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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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Midmar Mile stars up for awards

first_imgVote ‘A pleasure’Considering her time taking part in the event, she added: “It is so well organised and it has really been a pleasure for me to be there year after year for 15 years.” Lorna Cochran, the oldest ever finisher of the world’s largest open water swimming event, South Africa’s Midmar Mile, and Wayne Riddin, the long-time organiser of the event, have been nominated for the World Open Water Swimming Association’s Woman and Man of the Year Awards. 31 October 2013 “Nothing I have seen comes anywhere near the Midmar Mile,” Sam Greetham, a member of swimming world’s governing body Fina’s open water swimming technical committee, said when he visited South Africa in 2005. In typically humble fashion, she quickly turned the focus to Riddin, saying: “Tell him ‘well done’, he deserves it.” Her nomination, shown below, sums up the Grand Old Lady of the Midmar Mile: To vote for Cochran and Riddin, visit the Wowsa website He constantly re-invests in the sport of swimming; he envisions a bright future in the sport and then creates an environment to make it a reality. Wayne Riddin, Midmar Mile Miracle (South Africa) Riddin, by the way, won the second and third editions of the Midmar Mile, which this year celebrated its 40th anniversary. His nomination reads: Labour of loveFor Wayne Riddin, who was head coach of the South African swimming team in Sydney, the world’s largest open water swimming event remains an ongoing labour of love as he continually tweaks it, aiming to improve it each and every year, even though it has been acknowledged to be the world’s leading open water even by some distance. The aQuelle Midmar Mile takes place on 8 and 9 February 2014. A significant fund-raiser for charities, it is an event for everyone and participants include swimmers with multiple disabilities through to Olympic champions and world record holders. Cochran, who swam the Midmar Mile in February at the age of 89, turned 90 in July. She remains fit and active and was thrilled to hear the news of her nomination, which came as a huge surprise. ‘Amazed’“I am always amazed [to be nominated] when you look at the people that I have been nominated with,” he laughed when assessing his own nomination. center_img She is a late bloomer to the sport who is cheered on by her seven children, 24 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and numerous respectful fans. For his visionary innovation and aquapreneurial drive, for his constant commitment to give back to the sport of swimming, for his leadership in creating the most extravagant, wholesome open water swimming event, Wayne Riddin is a worthy nominee for the 2013 Wowsa Open Water Swimming Man of the Year. Lorna Cochran, Near-nonagenarian Navigates Nirvana (South Africa) In 2011, Steve Munatones, who was also on the Fina open water swimming technical committee, was blown away by his first visit to the event. “It sets the worldwide bar in every category,” he proclaimed. “Being in the top 15 nominations is not just about winning, but it’s about being recognised for what I have put in and just to be among those 15 is good enough. I was a bit overwhelmed when I saw the people, who are actually racing and winning in the Olympics. I don’t do it for that, but it is an honour.” For her passion for healthful living, for her continued participation in the world’s largest competitive race, for the example of healthful, meaningful living she represents, Lorna Cochran is a worthy nominee for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Woman of the Year. He attracts 18 000 swimmers in a variety of amateur, charity, disabled and elite competitions in South Africa where there are only 6,000 competitive pool swimmers. At the age of 89, Lorna Cochran shows the joys and benefits of open water swimming as clearly anyone on the planet. She emerges from the open water with a smile as wide and bright as can be. She is gracious to all, she is eloquent with the media. The race director for the Midmar Mile does so much for the sport in his native South Africa. From timing systems to celebrities, from seeding events to hot spots, from aerial coverage to car give-aways, Riddin has set the highest standards in the sport. It has been a busy year for Cochran and, she admitted, she has not yet done any training for the 2014 Midmar Mile. However, she indicated that another swim was not out of the question. “I do intend to try, at least,” she said. “I won’t make any predictions at this stage. If I do swim, I will be very pleased, but it is just a matter of wait and see.” After she started competing in South Africa’s aQuelle Midmar Mile at 74, she kept on competing year after year – proving that some things do get better with age. A short and free registration is required to ensure to ensure that people vote only once in each category. “She really deserves it for what she has done,” Riddin said of Cochran’s nomination. last_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 15, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A wet mess moves over the state today. A large part of the state likely sees a rain-snow mix, or mostly rain. Snow totals will be limited to a coating to 2 or 3 inches over about 60% of Ohio.  A large part of the state sees snow or at least a rain-snow mix today, and temperatures will be warm enough to promote many areas more into the rain-snow mix category through this afternoon. However, there will be a pretty good dry slot working into the state late this evening, and should allow action to taper off, but we wont truly see all precipitation done here until closer sunrise tomorrow. While snow accumulations may not be over the top, liquid equivalent totals will still end up in the range of a few hundredths to .7”. with the heaviest action in southern and southwestern parts of Ohio. Moisture falls over about 90% of the state. Even though we don’t see as much snow potential as our neighbors to the west (Indiana), we still would look to describe today’s action as a “wintry mix”. Could we exceed these snow thoughts for the day today? Definitely….it basically comes down to temperatures! Just 2-3 degrees colder through the day could add another 1-2 inches or more to snow totals, at the expense of rain. So…it will be a very interesting day. Not much harvest going on to be sure. The map at right gives an outlook at total snow from this event. We should be dry in all areas tomorrow to finish the week, and we should see a mix of clouds and sun. We are bringing in more clouds for the weekend, as a weak clipper like disturbance still wants to move out of the northern plains tomorrow and move across the upper Midwest and into the Great Lakes. The system is dying as it arrives, and that is the reason we really are looking at only clouds from it here, while it does put down some minor snows farther west in northern IA and southern MN tomorrow. But, the air behind this little system is significantly colder. So, colder air, with plenty of clouds…it would not take much to wring out a flurry or two. We are going to take another look at the weekend again tomorrow morning and finalize the forecast, but for now, even though we are still saying mostly dry, we will grant that it will not be as nice Saturday and Sunday as tomorrow over the state. We get better sunshine and more dry weather for Monday through Thursday. That is an extension of 1 day over our previous forecast, as we think we can squeeze out a pretty nice weather day for Thanksgiving Day. Clouds may be on the increase late in the afternoon, but we are pushing all precipitation back into Friday. Rains start in the morning and continue all day Friday, bringing a few hundredths to half an inch. The extended forecast is a little drier this morning, with less moisture developing for the 25th and 26th. We won’t completely remove a chance of rain in that time frame, but we are seeing a better focus on moisture development with the second chance we were looking at…around the 28th and 29th. In fact, some models are suggesting heavy rains pushing into the 30th as well. However, those solutions also are predicated on some form of tropical involvement, with moisture coming out of the western gulf near the TX gulf coast late in the month and lifting up across the Mississippi Valley into our neck of the woods. We think that is rather overdone, and as such, we are going to keep a much more conservative forecast for the period with only light rains for the 28th and 29th. We are looking for a few hundredths to .25” there. Divergent models and data this morning mean we are going to leave our forecast alone for the most part and let some of the uncertainty settle out.last_img read more

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Indian Premier League: Amitabh Bachchan, MS Dhoni tweets reason behind Harsha Bhogle’s ouster from commentary box?

first_imgThere are many theories doing the rounds regarding the exit of Harsha Bhogle from commentary team of the Indian Premier League this year. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) terminated Bhogle’s contract just a week before the start of the ninth edition of the tournament.Bhogle, who was part of the commentary team since the start of the cash-rich tournament has maintained a dignified silence on this matter. The cricket commentator is himself surprised with the development despite his name figuring in the commentary roster. What made the BCCI take such a decision at the last moment?Would have been nice to be part of @IPL again. Was in fact looking forward to it. Favourite tournament. Hope #IPL9 is a blockbuster.&; Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 9, 2016It has been learnt that Bhogle had an argument with Vidarbha Cricket Association during India’s World Twenty20 match against New Zealand in Nagpur, which had not gone down well with the Indian cricket board. (BCCI terminates Harsha Bhogle’s IPL contract ) A BCCI official told The Indian Express that feedback on commentators are taken from the players and social media. “When deciding the commentators, we take feedback from everyone. We monitor social media reactions on commentators, and also take inputs from players.”There are reports that senior India players are behind Bhogle’s removal from IPL commentary roster at the last minute.”The previous generation – when you had the likes of Sourav (Ganguly), VVS (Laxman), Rahul (Dravid) and Sachin (Tendulkar) around – was too classy and too big in stature to get involved in such petty instances,” Bhogle was quoted as saying to The Times of India. advertisement It all started with a tweet by senior Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and then MS Dhoni quoting the same tweet and supporting it.T 2184 – With all due respects, it would be really worthy of an Indian commentator to speak more about our players than others all the time.&; Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 23, 2016Bachchan, following the India-Bangladesh game in Bengaluru on March 23, took to Twitter to express his disappointment towards an Indian commentator, without referring to anyone.Nothing to add https://t.co/8rBel3vw4o&; Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) March 23, 2016Bhogle also took to social media to make a clear stand on his views on air.”I must confess to being a bit taken aback by the intensity of the criticism yesterday over the question of focusing more on Indian players during the telecast. It emerged after a tweet from Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, someone I admire enormously for the dignified way in which he has always conducted himself,” Bhogle wrote on his Facebook page.Since his shock removal from the IPL commentary team, Bhogle has found a lot of support from fans and his followers on social media.I was a nervous wreck while hosting IPL3, it was @bhogleharsha who dragged me to the commentary box to observe &learn. Miss u on the mic sir&; Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) April 10, 2016 Being an avid cricket fan,will surely miss @bhogleharsha not on the Mike. BCCI think again! He is a star commentator and knowledgable too.&; Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 10, 2016 IPL should get back Harsha Bhogle into the commentary box & drop Sidhu instead.Value will go up, and more importantly, volume will go down.&; Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 10, 2016 Hey @bhogleharsha. I stand with you. Not watching #IPL9. @BCCI u need 2 remove poets from box and not talent. #shame #IStandWithHarsha&; The Mini Tanmay Bhat (@minitanmaybhat) April 11, 2016 A commentators role is 2 b neutral 2 all d players instead of being country specific. @bhogleharsha has been best at it #IStandWithHarsha&; The Mini Tanmay Bhat (@minitanmaybhat) April 11, 2016last_img read more

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