Back in the Finals

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award All’s well in Ateneo as Final 4 approaches “We don’t have any other motivation except to win the championship,” said Ayo.“In the first round, there were lots of distractions, simple schemes on defense that sometimes we cannot execute; we tended to gamble a lot. We were very undisciplined in the first round. But they became different come the second round because they just surrendered to the system and overcame the distractions.”It wasn’t smooth-sailing for the Archers in their Final Four rematch with the Falcons as they came out cold from beyond the arc, missing their first 17 three-point shots.Jolo Go hit one from the corner with 8:18 remaining that set off the endgame run that took the fight out of the Falcons. More than the shot, Abu Tratter’s pick to free up Go caught Ayo’s attention.La Salle stifled Adamson in the final period, holding the Falcons to just 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT But the defeat left a bitter taste in Adamson coach Franz Pumaren’s mouth. Pumaren was heard complaining about the officiating as he walked to the dugout after the game.“This was the worst officiating (I experienced in the UAAP),” Pumaren was seen telling the referees. “You did not give us a chance to play.”Adamson was called for 33 fouls, 21 more than La Salle, which went 26-of-39 from the free throw line. Adamson, in contrast, made just two of its five foul shots.“I don’t want to sound sour-graping but I guess everyone saw the game,” said Pumaren.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Trailing for most of the match, Ben Mbala (23) and La Salle fended off the challenge posed by Sean Maganti (left), Papi Sarr and hard-fighting Adamson. —AUGUST DELA CRUZDown by six at halftime to a hot-shooting Adamson team, La Salle coach Aldin Ayo took his players to task for their sloppy play, sensing a hangover from the big win over rival Ateneo almost a week ago.“Are you playing like this because its not Ateneo?” the fiery coach asked his team.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES “This is the more important game. Some of you are not focused that’s why we can’t execute our plays.”Ayo finally got his response in the final period, where the Green Archers blitzed the Falcons on their way to an 82-75 victory that booked a return trip to the finals of UAAP Season 80 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneBen Mbala scattered 27 points, Leonard Santillan wound up with 15 and Ricci Rivero finished with 14 points as the Archers rolled to their eighth straight victory after rallying from 15 points down.The Archers now await the winner of Sunday’s clash between top seed Ateneo and Far Eastern U for the best of three Finals that starts next Saturday. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny View commentslast_img read more

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Detained Nimba Rioters’ Fates Remain With Court

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has affirmed that those who took part in the riot in Nimba in early July that resulted into the destruction of properties valued in the millions of US dollars belonging to Arcelor Mittal, will certainly face the full weight of the law, if found guilty.Speaking to a group of reporters at the close of her Nimba tour on Tuesday, President Sirleaf said the government will not tolerate anyone taking the law into his/her own hands by destroying properties worth millions of United States dollars.Her remarks came after she made a brief stopover in Zolowee, where the parents of those detained from the recent rioting in Yekepa appealed for the release of their children from jail.“We spent years trying to encourage investors to come in and the investors have spent millions of dollars building roads, hospitals as well as developing the minds of the citizens and at the same time creating thousands of jobs,” she declared.“How can we allow anyone to destroy all of this? Yet you cannot give some reason through an investigation and tell us what made them angry,” she added.The President said the parents were  suppose have the responsibility to caution their children and ask them why they were destroying bridges built by their government and properties that make their country a better place, instead of coming to beg for them.She maintained that if the young people have a problem they should be able to tell their parents, elders, chiefs, ministers or even the President, instead of just destroying properties.Early in July 2014 the youth, under the banner “Progressive Tokadeh Youth for Development based around the mining communities in Yekepa, carried out a riot resulting into the destruction of millions of dollars’ worth of properties belonging to Arcelor Mittal. Dozens of the rioters, mostly youth, were arrested and are still awaiting court trial, which might likely take place in Grand Bassa.President Sirleaf, while en route to Yekepa on day-long working visit to Nimba, listened to the citizens and parents of the detainees who appealed for pardon for their children. She said, however, that if the government shows mercy on the rioters without going through the due process of law, then they would feel free to continue such acts.“These acts, although committed against one company, would certainly deter other investors from coming,” she warned.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Region 6 unprepared for rains – acting Chairman

first_imgThe average total rainfall recorded across Guyana between January and April was 150mm, with Bee Hive, Region Four, having the highest record of 381mm according to the Hydrometeorological office of the Agriculture Ministry.The outfall channel at Number 43 VillageAlready for the month of May, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), has experienced 500mm of rainfall.The region is predominantly agriculture-based and according to the Acting Regional Chairman, Dennis DeRoop, it is not prepared for the May-June rains.This was told to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) when it met on Thursday.Following the meeting, DeRoop told Guyana Times that the rains are already here but the region is unprepared. He, however, acknowledged that it is expected that the months of May and June will produce high-intensity rainfall.DeRoop said that many of the outfall channels in the region are blocked while some are silted. Some of them are maintained by the Regional Administration but the major ones are maintained by the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA).There are four major sluices across the region and fifteen small outfalls. The outfalls are maintained by the Regional Administration and one is outfitted with a pump to assist with quick drainage of the Fyrish area.The four which are maintained by the NDIA are all equipped with drainage pumps, however, they are all silted and in some cases, the sluice doors cannot be opened because of siltation.DeRoop said that the outfalls are at Lesbeholden, Liverpool, Adventure, Eversham and Number 43 Village.“We are not seeing any preparedness for the rains at these outfalls channels.”He said that the Regional Administration is concerned about the situation since they are aware that many farming communities would be flooded for days if there is continuous rainfall for one day.“Especially the Black Bush Polder. Last year, we had a situation where the pump at Number 43 Village where we had to run the pump throughout the rainy season, every day all the time for almost three months to alleviate flooding in the Black Bush Polder,” DeRoop explained.While the Hydrometeorological office predicts that this year there will be less rainfall when compared with the May-June period last year, DeRoop noted that the contractor employed by the NDIA to clear the Number 43 Village outfall did not complete the project.“This time, however, it will be impossible for pumping because even around the pump is totally silted, so even though we have the pumps, if the heavy rains should come, we’ll have flooding.”Asked whether the Regional Administration should be accountable for the current situation, DeRoop said no, explaining that it was the NDIA.“Normally the region would have responsibility for all the pumps and all the outfalls in the region, a few years back the NDIA took over the major ones,” DeRoop said.Meanwhile, on Friday the NDIA invited bids to be tendered for the clearing of the outfall channels and the clearing and repair of the sluices.Only selective contractors were asked to tender for the contracts. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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Shopping at Home for the Holidays

first_imgIt’s cram time for holiday shopping, and many San Pedro residents may be wondering how to quickly find presents for everyone on their list. Here is a guide to finding gifts at stores right here in San Pedro, so you can shop without having to leave town. For the clotheshorse Curvy Cult Plus, near Seventh and Pacific, has a great selection of affordable stylish clothes. Bags start at $13, tops are around $20 and there is plenty of jewelry under $10. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champRebecca’s Closet, in the Eighth Street Lofts, carries stylish bags, tops and jeans, as well as kids’ outfits. Also in the shops at Eighth Street Lofts, Maral offers flowing tops and pretty scarves for women. Mia’s Boutique and Design on West Eighth Street and Weymouth Avenue also has unique tops, leather bags and jewelry. If you’re aiming to please a shoe addict, try Catwalk Shoes. The Sixth Street shop – which has sleek heels by BCBG, Steve Madden and Calvin Klein – plans on having a sale sometime this month. For the working mom Give Mom a chance to relax and pamper herself with a beauty treatment at home, or at one of the local spas or salons. Western Avenue offers a few top-notch spas, such as Harbor Health and Spa, Bellage Beauty and Spa or Jasmine’s Day Spa, which have plenty of facial, beauty and massage services. Laura Denise Salon, in the Eighth Street Lofts shops, offers “cuts, dries and killer dos,” and will have a close-out sale this month on products from Redken, Joy and Nioxin. Glamour Puss on Sixth Street has a sale table with gifts $25 and under, including hair-care and beauty products for men and women. The shop also has an assortment of trendy hair accessories. Also on Sixth Street, Fragments has Aveda gift sets for men and women, ranging from $32 to $88. Stylists also said the shop’s jewelry collection has been going fast. For the bookworm Even for the person you think has read everything out there, San Pedro stores can offer something unique. Williams Bookstore, the oldest bookstore in Los Angeles, offers works by local authors, such as Sam Domancich and Angi Ma Wong, as well as magazines and cards. Under the Bridge Bookstore and Gallery carries a selection of books by Latino or lesser-known authors as well as art by local artists, and collectibles such as porcelain Barbies, Harley Davidson Coin Banks, Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars, and out-of-print books. For Mom or Sis Z Fabrique on Sixth Street is filled with knick-knack covered shelves and jewelry cases. A soft kimono or sweet-smelling incense will be a relaxing treat, or you can wish a loved one luck in the new year with a miniature Buddha or Ganesh, which owner Nancy Scott said are big sellers this time of year. You could also find a special Christmas ornament in one of the many baskets of holiday decorations. For Dad Schedule a tee time at the nine-hole Palos Verdes Shores Golf Club. Or if you want to pony up from $145 to $375 per player, try the much talked about Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes. For the dog lover Homemade dog treats and toys are available at sanpedro dogs.com, a local Web site. They will ship anywhere, but there is free delivery to port town addresses. And the gift will be extra special because during the holiday season, the site is donating 50 percent of proceeds to local animal shelters and rescue centers, which have been even more crowded after the October wildfires. For the collector JD Hobbies on Sixth Street offers an eclectic assortment of models, games, action figures and books. Most of the merchandise is military related, such as the 1:3 scale soldier figurine or model airplanes, but there are also board games and old toys. For the history buff Give Dad or Grandpa the gift of quality time, and take them back to the good ol’ days with a visit to the SS Lane Victory, Fort MacArthur Military Museum or Los Angeles Fire Department Museum and Memorial. For the man’s man Home Depot, at Gaffey and Westmont, stocks plenty of power tools and goodies for the craftsman or do-it-yourself guy in your life. And after a hard day of building, he’ll surely like to relax with a locally made drink at the downtown San Pedro Brewing Company, which offers gift certificates. For the young chatterbox Give the gift that keeps on giving, at least until your kid’s allowance runs out. The new T-Mobile store on Fifth and Gaffey carries prepaid cell phones, which range from $40 to $400 and can be refilled as needed. For the sweet tooth Find fresh baked goods, such as fruitcake, Santa and snowmen cookies, holiday-themed cakes and stollen, a German Christmas cake with candied citron and walnuts, at Polly Ann Bakery on West Eighth Street and Weymouth Avenue. The bakery will also accept special orders for Christmas Day by Dec. 22. For the fitness freak Sign your pumped pal up for a personal trainer at Xplosive Strength and Speed, on 37th Street. Women looking to shed the extra holiday pounds can check out the all-women gym Curves, on Western Avenue, which also offers nutrition experts and diet advice. For the philanthropist Make a donation in a loved one’s name to one of San Pedro’s charities or organizations. You’ll feel warm and fuzzy inside, and you won’t have to bother with gift wrap. Many local charities and organizations are included on this San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Web page: www.san pedrochamber.com/cw/cw_ 1348.htm For the music lover Give your aspiring musician a new instrument, sheet music, guitar picks, drum sticks or other music accessories from Alva’s Music and Alva’s Dance on West Eighth Street and Weymouth Avenue. The store carries a wide variety of electric and acoustic guitars, drums and more electric instruments, such as autoharps, dulcimers and harmonicas. For the trendy tyke Schedule an appointment with Tallulah’s Trunk, a traveling children’s boutique that will come to your door with clothes for 2- to 7-year-old boys and 2- to 12-year-old girls. E-mail info@tallulahstravelingtrunk .com. For a hip baby, try Rock `n’ Ell on West Eighth Street and Weymouth Avenue, where you can find onesies, bibs, shirts and tank tops by Lucky 13 and socks by Trumpette. The store also carries . vintage-style photo albums and beaded bracelets, headbands and hairclips for infants and toddlers For the art lover The San Pedro Arts Association is holding a holiday exhibition with one-of-a-kind “gifts, arts and fine crafts” from local artists. The exhibit is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 27 at the San Pedro Arts Gallery in Ports O’ Call Village. Visit www.sanpedroarts .org for more information. For the theater buff The Little Fish Theatre in downtown San Pedro offers dinner and theatre packages from $40 to $48 per person for The Copper Room, the Whale & Ale and Sixth Street Bistro. For more info, visit www.littlefishtheatre .org/dinner.html. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com, justina.ly@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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OUR ANN MARIE IS ON TOP OF THE WORLD

first_imgPORTNABLAGH woman Ann Marie Ward is on top of the world today after being voted the best OpenWater Swimmer on the planet!“This is fantastic for Donegal,” said the 44-year-old on the accolade.“I am honoured, humbled and gobsmacked. It’s a little surreal,” she said, having beaten off Olympic, world, European and marathon competitors. Open Water Swimming guru Steve Munatones of the United States announced the results via Twitter.He said: “The North Irish Channel” is renowned for being the toughest channel swim in the world – cold, rough, filled with jellyfish and fraught with unpredictable weather. But it was site to the tenacious efforts of one Irish women who never quit until she reached the other side.“Anne Marie Ward, an unlikely endurance heroine, joined one of the most elite and exclusive marathon swimming clubs in the world – the 11 members of the North Irish Channel club. Her never-say-never 18 hour and 59 minute effort – on her fourth attempt – courageously ended in darkness at 3:35 am.“With both the English Channel and North Channel under her belt, Anne Marie completely reversed her previously unhealthful lifestyle – an inspirational story in itself – and is now one of the world’s most accomplished cold-water channel swimmers. Starting humbly and simply with a 2-mile charity swim, Anne Marie is now deservedly recognized by her peers and honored for reaching the pinnacle of her sport. “For her amazing swim between Ireland and Scotland her admirable lifestyle turnaround and dedication to charity swims, Anne Marie Ward was selected as the 2010 World Open Water Swimming Woman Of The Year.“Among the millions of female open water swimmers around the world, the 12 nominees clearly stood out – their exploits, histories and lifestyles are all incredibly inspirational for they overcame failures, obstacles and disappointments at some point in their swimming careers. But they forged on, positively and courageously. As the award is meant to symbolize, the nominees (1) embodied the spirit of open water swimming, (2) possess the sense of adventure, tenacity and perseverance that open water swimmers are known for, and (3) most positively influenced the world of open water swimming in 2010.”The final results of the 2010 vote were as follows:1. Anne Marie Ward, Swimmer (Ireland) 47.36% (2,558 votes)2. Ana Marcela Cunha, Swimmer (Brazil) 28.74% (1,552 votes)3. Linsy Heister, Swimmer (Netherlands) 10.39% (561 votes)4. Jackie Cobell, Swimmer (Great Britain) 3.43% (185 votes)5. Barbara Held, Swimmer (USA) 3.35% (181 votes)6. Penny Palfrey, Swimmer (Australia) 2.24% (121 votes)7. Angela Maurer, Swimmer (Germany) 1.72% (93 votes)8. Eva Fabian, Swimmer (USA) 0.7% (38 votes)9. Freda Streeter, Coach/Motivator (Great Britain) 0.65% (35 votes)10. Diana Nyad, Swimmer (USA) 0.63% (34 votes)11. Sue Oldham, Swimmer (Australia) 0.5% (27 votes)12. Mighty Mermaids, Swimmers (USA) 0.3% (16 votes)OUR ANN MARIE IS ON TOP OF THE WORLD was last modified: January 2nd, 2011 by gregShare 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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St. Michael’s GAA wish Donegal players good luck in Quarter Final in Croke Park

first_imgWell DoneWell done to the Donegal Minor Team and Management on their great win over Cork on Saturday evening last in Croke Park to qualify for the All Ireland Semi Final.Well done also to the Senior team and Management and good luck to them in their Quarter Final in Croke Park on this Saturday evening with the throw in at 6pm.St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 4,5,7,12,13,15. There were two 5 winners Sean McGarvey Dublin and May Cox Ards who won €20 each This weeks Jackpot be €2250.The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated. Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .St. Michael’s Bingo SessionThe €100 on the 5th Game at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was won by Shaun Breslin Drimnaraw, the €100 on the 10th Game was won by Margaret Brennan Massinass Creeslough.Every house – New Car, if you check on 45 Numbers or less with the Lucky number in the Panel and also called in the first five numbers of that game. The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2250. The single book is €8, Double, Double Book €12, Sheet €2. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.SOS For Photographs!Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to secretary.stmichaels.donegal@gaa.iePlease spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967! All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michael’s club gear in children and adult sizes. Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardSports Day Creeslough Sports in aid of St. Michael’s Minor Board will take place this Sunday August 7th, beginning at 1pm with an underage football match. The Sports are planned for the Pitch in Creeslough, but may have to change to St. Michael’s Pitch at the Bridge. In the event of change we will endeavour to let you all know. Any queries contact Ann Marie on 0879454107. Sandwiches, homebaking/any help on the day/raffle prizes/donations will be greatly appreciated. It would be great to see a big crowd to support St. Michael’s Minor Board on the day.U8sTraining continues on Thursday evening at the Bridge from 6pm to 7pm. Bus leaves Creeslough at 5.45pm, €3 for bus Any queries : please contact Bernard on 087 248 1402.Under 10sTraining as normal this Thursday at the Bridge 6 -7pm. Bus leaves Creeslough at 5.45pm .e 3 for the bus . Any queries please contact Aidan on 083 801 7333. Under 13sTraining begins Tuesday August 9th at the Bridge at 5.30pm. Bus leaves Creeslough at 5pm. 3 euro for bus; any queries please contact Darragh on 0851602976.Under 14sThe Under 14’s lost to Fanad in the Division 2 Shield final. The team was unlucky as they were missing a number of players; otherwise we could have a different result.MinorsSt. Michael’s played Buncrana .in a championship game at home last Monday evening. The boys all played great and with a great team effort ran out winners on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-7.RegistrationAnyone still wishing to register/pay outstanding monies please contact either Suzi on 0872849214 or Anne Marie on 0879454107 ASAP.Parish League BookletAnyone who wishes to receive a Parish League Booklet can contact Margaret Ann on 0876207919.Also some league champions 2015 booklets still available.St. Michael’s GAA wish Donegal players good luck in Quarter Final in Croke Park was last modified: August 2nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Croke ParkQuarter final.st michaels gaalast_img read more

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DDTV: LETTERKENNY TOURISM VIDEO SHOWS YOU WHY IT’S A PERFECT LOCATION FOR A WEEKEND BREAK

first_imgDDTV: Watch this clever tourism video which is designed to entice tourists to come and visit Letterkenny.It’s hard to capture everything you can do in Letterkenny in a 30-second video, but Letterkenny Tourism with the help of GA consultancy do their best with this excellent and innovative clip.This is just one of three videos that Letterkenny Tourism have made in an effort to bring more tourists to the county. Simply click on the vide above to play.DDTV: LETTERKENNY TOURISM VIDEO SHOWS YOU WHY IT’S A PERFECT LOCATION FOR A WEEKEND BREAK was last modified: February 6th, 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:BusinessDDTVFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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1,373 FARMERS ACROSS DONEGAL APPLY FOR NEW AGRI-ENVIRONMENT SCHEME

first_imgA total of 1373 farmers in Donegal have applied for the first tranche of GLAS funding, Ireland’s new agri-environment scheme, co funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has confirmed that 1373 farmers in Donegal have applied for the first tranche GLAS of funding and that he expects that most of these will draw close to the maximum annual payment of €5,000.Deputy Dinny McGinley and Junior Minister Joe McHugh have welcomed the news.Deputy McGinley said “I am particularly pleased to hear that the majority of farmers who have successfully applied for GLAS look set to receive close to the maximum payment. There had been concerns that only a minority of farmers could ever hope to achieve this level of payment. These concerns have been allayed. “The GLAS scheme is set to play a vital role in the protection of Donegal’s rural environment. Nationally, almost 27,000 farmers applied to join and 1373 farmers in Donegal have also applied.“It is significant that well over half of the commonages in the country, just under 2,700 have applied for GLAS. This is a major step towards the establishment of greatly enhanced management regimes for these upland areas.“The most popular element of the Scheme related to Low Input Permanent Pasture which was selected by 20,000 farmers. Protection of watercourses was another popular choice by 10,000 farmers, while large numbers also chose a variety of actions designed to protect birds, bees and bats.“Protecting the agri-environment and supporting strong, sustainable farming is key to the continued growth of the agri-food sector. GLAS will make a big difference in achieving this goal and it will provide support for farmers in doing so.”  1,373 FARMERS ACROSS DONEGAL APPLY FOR NEW AGRI-ENVIRONMENT SCHEME was last modified: June 24th, 2015 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) Tags:donegalfarmersgrantslast_img read more

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Gutsy Theophane loses narrowly in Vegas

first_imgKilburn’s Ashley Theophane lost on a split points decision against Pablo Cesar Cano on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s mega-fight with Saul Alvarez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.It was a sterling effort from the former British light-welterweight champion, who was recently snapped up by American superstar Mayweather’s promotional team.Knowing a victory would put him in the frame for a world title shot, Theophane, 33, gallantly came through some anxious moments and almost pulled off a brilliant win.Mexican Cano, a renowned puncher, former world title challenger and the overwhelmingly favourite, was caused plenty of problems in an enthralling 10-round contest.Theophane boxed particularly smartly in the second round, showing excellent movement and landing with a number of left-hand counters and a thumping right.He was, however, himself tagged by a big right in the third before staggered by a cracking left hook.The Londoner had some success in the fourth but also took a left-right combination which left him with a bloodied mouth.Theophane showed tremendous heart – and a great chin – in the fifth, somehow staying on his feet after almost being floored by a thunderous shot and then managing to wobble Cano with a left hook.And, having weathered the storm, he did very well in the following round, landing with a number of shots – the pick of the bunch being a straight right and a right over the top.With Cano looking tired and appearing to have run out of ideas, Theophane continued to have some success but then had to absorb more heavy shots as his momentum slowed in the final couple of rounds.One judge had Theophane winning the fight 96-94 but the other two scored it 98-92 and 97-93 in his opponent’s favour.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Giants’ Dereck Rodríguez expected to start again

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.SAN DIEGO — This was supposed to be Dereck Rodríguez’s time to shine.After arriving seemingly out of nowhere to record one of the best rookie seasons by a Giants pitcher in franchise history, Rodríguez was expected to become a top-of-the-rotation anchor in his second year with the club.Instead, Rodríguez was demoted from the Giants’ bullpen to Triple-A Sacramento on Monday as the organization cleared a roster spot …last_img read more

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