Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows 1.7 tonnes of litter removed during Big Beach Clean in Donegal Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleNTA must react to loss of Moville – Letterkenny bus link – FarrenNext articleCouncil outlines available supports after Sion Mills flooding News Highland Pinterest Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Over 300 Big Beach Clean-ups took place across Ireland over the weekend with at least 45 tonnes of marine litter removed.With the involvement of the National Spring Clean programme, the Big beach Clean 2019 was opened to all residents of Ireland, including volunteering groups who are not based around the coast, who tackled marine litter at its source.In Donegal, 18 clean-up events were organised, where approximately 300 volunteers got involved, removing 1.7 tonnes of litter all over the region. Google+ Facebook By News Highland – September 24, 2019 Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp
Related Articles Share StumbleUpon Andrey Astapov, ETERNA LAW: Ukraine faces critical choices as gambling finish line nears August 21, 2020 Ilya Machavariani, Dentons – CIS regional dynamics will come to play prior to gambling take-off July 31, 2020 Share Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020 Addressing national media, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky has underlined confidence in delivering comprehensive regulatory frameworks, which will ‘remove gambling’s history from the streets’.This October, Zelensky’s newly installed ‘Servant-of-the-People’ (SoP) cabinet confirmed that an ‘action plan’ had been drafted but as yet no terms of SoP’s gambling mandate have been disclosed.Central to the action plan, Zelensky and SoP seek to eliminate illegal slot machines and underground gambling activities, as an overriding decree of a novice government that won Ukraine’s 2019 General Election on a strong anti-corruption stance.Since 2009, Ukraine has operated under the ‘Prohibition of Gambling Law’ implementing a blanket ban on all forms of gambling except for lottery operators Patriot, MSL and UNL, which SoP had accused of being run as cronyism vehicles.Addressing media, Zelensky addressed that SoP officials were assessing multiple options for licensing Ukraine’s market and governing its incumbents.Zelensky has stressed that SoP will deliver gambling laws which support Ukraine’s wider industries and business stakeholders, noting that effective legislation could revive Ukraine leisure industry.“We have five-star hotels on the market, but they are very small,” he explained. “There is no way to build a casino yet. We need to test how people will fight for these licenses. We want hotels to be built.”Ukraine’s President has also backed the SoP stance that gambling funds should be attributed to supporting education, healthcare and sports networks. Submit
For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — A day after absorbing another demoralizing defeat and with a compacted schedule heading into Thursday night’s game against the 49ers, Raiders coach Jon Gruden was saving his energy for what’s most important.It’s as if Chucky was replaced by a low-key alter-ego named Charles. Gruden’s weekly press conferences have been must-see TV, a treasure trove of video clips and quotes to be parsed, skewed in terms of …
Click HERE if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device.San Francisco 49ers General Manager John Lynch discusses the team’s release of linebacker Reuben Foster after a domestic violence arrest in Tampa on Saturday night.The 49ers released linebacker Reuben Foster on Sunday morning, about 12 hours after after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence at the team hotel. The charges were brought by the same woman at the center of a previous case against …
South Africa’s thriving wine industry is soon to become even more eco-friendly, with the introduction of lighter wine bottles. (Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library) MEDIA CONTACTS • Andre MorgenthalCommunications Manager, Wines of SA+27 21 883 3860RELATED ARTICLES • Dounle Tri Nations win for SA • SA scoops World Wine Awards • Wine-tasting in the township • South African wine export booming Janine ErasmusThe introduction of new, lighter wine bottles for red and white wines will help the South African wine industry reduce its carbon footprint and impact on the environment.Wine bottles have become increasingly lighter over the years – a mere four years ago a 750ml bottle tipped the scales at an average of 516g, and by 2009 it had dropped to 437g, but the new screw-capped bottles weigh in at just 350g each.Cork-sealed bottles have also slimmed down, reduced in weight from 570g to 460g.The new bottles are expected to be available around April 2010, in time for the annual harvest.The 370g bottle is the lightest bottle on the market at the moment and has already garnered a trophy for sustainability at the annual Gold Pack award ceremony, held by the Institute of Packaging South Africa.Eco-friendly industrySouth Africa’s wine industry has become steadily greener over the years. The introduction of a number of innovative eco-friendly initiatives has made it one of the most progressive industries in the world when it comes to saving the earth.Among these are the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, which is a partnership between the wine and conservation sectors, protecting precious indigenous flora in the species-rich Cape Floral Kingdom.A number of wine estates have set up their own green projects, such as Backsberg, which is one of only a handful of winemakers worldwide that are carbon neutral, and which in 2008 launched its educational Earth Centre, also home to environmental NGO Food and Trees for Africa.Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of Leopard’s Leap wines, which is known for its tireless conservation of Cape leopards, said: “We are extremely excited about the introduction of the lightweight bottles into our range. The introduction of lighter bottles into our wine collection is in keeping with our objective of being an eco-conscious wine brand and doing our utmost to limit our carbon footprint.”Overseas successSouth African wines are generally doing well overseas. In the UK the country is increasing its market share faster than any other competitor and to date has bagged 12.5% of that wine market, from 10.4% in 2008, according to internationally recognised market research company AC Nielsen.Foreign exchange earnings from wine exports totalled over R6-billion (US$779-million) in 2008.In the US the market share is much smaller but consumers there are looking for value for money in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, and South African wines, with their outstanding quality and wallet-friendly prices, are in growing demand.South African wines have also made inroads in Sweden, where exports increased 18%, and Canada with an 11% increase. Other countries where local wine exports grew are Japan, Nigeria, Angola and China.In 2009 the export of packaged South African wine grew 7% year-on-year, while export of bulk wine dropped by 18% to 150.5-million litres – in total 389-million litres of wine left the country last year.Environmental impactThe wine industry takes a large toll on the environment. Not only does actual production have a substantial impact, but transportation of the finished product, often over vast distances, creates significant carbon emissions.The new wine bottle is expected to reduce emissions simply by being lighter, resulting in lower fuel consumption.This smoothly addresses the problem facing the local wine industry in terms of increasing output and expert volumes while operating in a responsible manner.“It becomes a delicate balancing act to enhance our sustainability profile while pushing up our output,” said Wines of South Africa CEO Su Birch.Then why not supply overseas bottlers with wine in bulk and cut down transportation-related emissions in that way? Because, explained Birch, South African jobs would be lost – for every 10-million litres of bulk wine sent overseas, 107 jobs would be shed, and in the current economic climate too many have been lost already.And taking into account that breadwinners have dependants, and associated services would also be affected, such a step would devastate many lives. Almost 276 000 people are currently directly employed by the wine industry.Consumers, too, are doing their bit to save the planet. Many will choose an eco-friendly brand of wine over one that is less so, and savvy supermarkets and wine shops are eager to accommodate them.
The new rules of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which will be applied from next year, have left Kolkata Knight Riders owner Shah Rukh Khan a bit confused and the bollywood superstar said that it would be fair for everyone if all the players are put up for auction in November.”New IPL rules are a bit confusing. Two new teams added (good). All players should go into pool to make it fair for everyone. Simple & straight,” Shah Rukh wrote on his Twitter page.With the inclusion of two new teams – Sahara Pune Warriors and Kochi – in the IPL, the league’s governing council (GC) proposed a revised structure on Sunday but it has not gone down too well with some of the franchise owners who later voiced their concerns publicly.The new rules state that the 10 teams will be divided into two groups and there would be 74 matches in the next three IPL seasons.Out of the 74, 70 would be league matches plus four playoff matches with each team playing the same number of matches (14 of which seven would be home and the other seven away), as in the previous IPL editions.According to the previous format, the number of matches were 94.The IPL GC also decided that the eight original franchises would be allowed to retain a maximum of four players, including a foreigner and three Indians. Besides the four players, the rest of the squad would be selected through open bidding.It has also been made mandatory for the retained players to be registered for the 2010 season.advertisementThe fee of the retained players would be decided after mutual agreement between the stakeholders.Player contracts will be for a period of two years plus oneyear right of extension by the franchise. The salary cap of the franchisees has also been raised to $9 million.But if any franchisee retains all the four players, it will have to spend $4.5 million per year on other players.The new rules have limited the number of players to 30 for a squad.The two new teams Pune and Kochi, who did not participate in the 2010 season, can sign up to four players from the list of players who were not a part of the squad of any of the teams in the past three IPL editions.(With inputs from agencies)
Very rarely does MS Dhoni lose his cool but when he does it’s mostly on his own teammates as we have seen in the recent past.Once again fans got to see the angry side of Captain Cool as he scolded teammate Khaleel Ahmed for walking on the pitch while delivering water during the second ODI against Australia on Tuesday.The incident took place during his 57-run partnership with Dinesh Karthik when India still had a fair distance to go to reach their target of 299 in the high pressure game at the Adelaide Oval.India had just lost the wicket of centurion Virat Kohli for 104 and had another 57 runs to chase down in 38 deliveries after the captain’s departure.Dhoni took charge of the run chase from there on and was seen running hard between the wickets with Karthik.The 37-year-old looked close to exhaustion at times late in his innings, slumping to the ground and receiving treatment from the India team physio with two overs remaining and India still needing 16 runs.Khaleel deserved this bashing from Dhoni. Absolutely lethargic display by Khaleel Ahmed on field. What an innings by MSD. #INDvAUS #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/uQOCJxfSq6Ankit Bera (@Ankit_Bera) January 15, 2019It was during that stoppage when substitute Khaleel came to the middle with the water bottles along with Yuzvendra Chahal.The 21-year-old unknowingly walked straight down the middle of the pitch to reach Dhoni, who immediately noticed it and lost his cool on the youngster, angrily asking him to go around the wicket.advertisementThe video of the incident is going viral on social media with fans even claiming that Dhoni abused the 7-ODI-old India substitute.Msd said to khaleel ‘chu**ya’ pic.twitter.com/36ciPlogzbPrem Chopra (@premchoprafan) January 15, 2019Thankfully this incident didn’t distract Dhoni from the ultimate goal and he went on to finish the job scoring 55 not out as India chased down the target of 299 with 4 balls to spare.The incident also reminded everyone of the video which went viral last year of Dhoni abusing his batting partner Manish Pandey during the 2nd T20 International against South Africa in Centurion.In the first ball of the 19th over, Pandey got a single off Dane Paterson but Dhoni thought there was another run to be had. He called for a second but Pandey was not paying heed to the former captain’s call.And then Dhoni lashed out angrily at Pandey for watching the ball instead of looking at his partner. The video of Dhoni admonishing Pandey went viral soon after.Dhoni went on to hit a six and two fours off the next three deliveries and brought up only his second fifty in T20 Internationals in that match.At the end, thanks to Pandey and Dhoni’s efforts, India posted 188/4 on a day Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli scored only 25 runs between them. The wet conditions made bowling tricky for India and South Africa completed a comfortable victory to draw level in the three-match series.Also Read | MS Dhoni talks a lot while batting and that helps: Virat KohliAlso Read | MS Dhoni not getting younger, leave the man alone: Sunil GavaskarAlso Read | MS Dhoni has done this for years: Dinesh Karthik on match-winning stand in Adelaide
We’re now less than 24 hours away from the start of the 2016 NFL Draft, which begins at 8 p.m. E.T. on Thursday. Ohio State recruits turned first round picks.Which college football program will have the best showing on Day 1? It’s got to be Ohio State, which could have five-plus former players selected in the first round. The over/under for Buckeye first round selections has been set by sportsbooks at 5.5. Joey Bosa, Ezekiel Elliott, Taylor Decker, Eli Apple and Darron Lee are widely viewed as first-round locks. Vonn Bell is a less likely first-round selection, but it’s still possible. Michael Thomas and Joshua Perry are probably long-shots, but they too could sneak into the first round. Which college football programs have the best first-round history, all-time? Let’s take a look. Here are the four college football programs with the most first-round picks in NFL Draft history (the common draft began in 1967). Start With No. 4 >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5
Shirley Mclean APTN National NewsA sudden death for any family is painful.Having to make the decision to donate their organs can be a trying experience.But the gift of life can be the solace needed in their time of mourning.That’s the case involving a Whitehorse man who died after falling down stairs on New Year’s Day.
3Slovakia34.0– 22Turkey16.0– 28Switzerland14.0– 25Germany14.0– 19Luxembourg16.0– 12Denmark18.0– Randall’s Finnish peer Aino-Kaisa Saarinen had a child around the same time that Randall did, and she told me that her country has a mandatory four-month paid leave for mothers, which she started a month before her due date. After the baby was born, she and her partner received further benefits, including leave that they could split as they chose between the parents. “In our case, the dad took all that,” Saarinen said. (Not to mention the paid leave that fathers are entitled to.)Randall has competed in the predominantly Europe-based World Cup without that kind of paid leave but with Breck in tow for the past two seasons. It hasn’t always been easy. Although she emerged from childbirth without any serious complications (not all women do, as tennis star Serena Williams’s story demonstrates), the snap in her muscles didn’t return right away. And during her time off, the U.S. team “had gotten so strong,” Randall said. She sat out the second World Cup weekend after her return because she wasn’t skiing as well as her teammates.There have been many men who’ve continued competing after adding a child to their family, said Chris Grover, head coach of the U.S. cross-country ski team, but very few women. “Many of these guys are not primary caregivers and tend to come to the races Thursday and head back home on Sunday night or Monday,” Grover said. And while fathers may experience sleepless nights just like mothers do, they don’t need to physically recover after childbirth.Randall and her husband have built their work and family life around her job. Ellis secured a job as a media coordinator for the ski federation, which allowed him to travel the World Cup circuit with her. “He got the job so that we could see each other in the winter,” Randall said.Randall breast-fed her son until about a month into the racing season. Realizing that there would be at least four mothers coming to the World Cup with babies, the ski federation worked with the athlete commission, national ski federations and organizing committees to make formal recommendations encouraging race venues to provide a “baby room” with appropriate provisions so that moms can breast-feed and care for their infants as needed. Randall thinks she used these rooms much more than others in her cohort of new mothers. She said that may be because the others live in Europe, where most of the races take place, and can travel back and forth between home and races on a weekly basis.In Finland, Saarinen benefits from laws that guarantee child care facilities will be available. “The government also pays for most of it,” she said. That’s not all. “We also get child money from the government, which is about 200€ per month, a baby box with 48 items, and free and mandatory monthly health checks for baby and for the mom.”Things are different in the U.S. According to a 2015 Pew Research Center survey, 62 percent of parents of infant or preschool-age children report difficulty finding affordable, high-quality child care in their community, regardless of their income.Because Randall and Ellis are both working while on the race circuit, their parents and some friends have stepped in to provide child care, but paying travel and accomodations for these helpers isn’t cheap. In part because of the cost, Breck won’t be accompanying his parents to Pyeongchang. After calculating that it would run something like $15,000 to $20,000 for them to bring him and a caretaker along, they decided to send him to his grandparents’ house in Canada instead.As well as things are working out for her now, Randall acknowledges that her current situation is not sustainable. And it probably wouldn’t be scalable to the whole workplace either. Grover acknowledged that it’s difficult to imagine a ski team traveling around Europe with all the coaching staff’s kids, in addition to the team athletes.Randall plans to retire from racing after this season but will remain in the sport. She is president of the U.S. branch of Fast and Female, a group that encourages girls to participate in sports, and she’s running for election as an athlete representative on the International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission. After two decades of competition, it feels right, she said. Success in a career like sports requires giving it your all, and that means family life can’t always come first. For a parent who wants to substantially take part in parenting, eventually something must give. 5Ireland26.0– 24Slovenia15.0– 23Belgium15.0– 6Hungary24.0– 16Austria16.0– 10Australia18.0– CountryLength of paid maternity leave, in weeks 20Netherlands16.0– 27Japan14.0– 7Italy21.7– 11Chile18.0– 29Iceland13.0– 2United Kingdom39.0– Source: OECD Family Database 15Canada17.0– 21Spain16.0– 35United States0.0 34Portugal6.0– 4Czech Republic28.0– 8Estonia20.0– 32Sweden12.9– 17France16.0– 13New Zealand18.0– 18Latvia16.0– 30Norway13.0– 1Greece43.0– 31South Korea12.9– Paid maternal leave policies around the worldAmong countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2016 33Mexico12.0– 14Finland17.5– 26Israel14.0– 9Poland20.0– Team USA has sent 20 fathers to Pyeongchang, but only one mother: Kikkan Randall. A three-time winner of cross-country skiing’s World Cup sprint title, Randall was part of a baby boom that happened after the 2014 Sochi Olympics, when four of the sport’s top athletes took time off from racing to give birth.1The others were Marit Bjoergen of Norway (whose silver medal in Saturday’s skiathlon earned her the title of most-decorated woman at the Olympic Winter Games), five-time Olympic medalist Aino-Kaisa Saarinen of Finland and Katja Visnar of Slovenia.These women didn’t just return to work — they came back to the highest level of a demanding sport, and all four are expected to compete in Pyeongchang. But Randall is doing so without the same safety net that her European colleagues have. And that’s left her facing the same challenge that many other American women experience: how to balance a grueling career with the demands of new motherhood. A job as arduous as being a professional athlete (or, say, director of policy planning at the State Department) has little room for compromise or scaling back, and that means that much of the parenting must fall to a spouse or outside help.The 2018 Games will be the fifth Olympic appearance for Randall, a 35-year-old cross-country skier from Alaska.2When I was an elite skier in the 2000s, Randall was an up-and-coming star. I never skied fast enough to make the Olympic team, and the U.S. women’s teams in 2002 and 2006 were unlikely contenders for medals. But since then, thanks in large part to Randall’s performance and leadership, the American women have become a force to reckon with — earning both World Cup and world championship titles. Minnesota native Jessie Diggins won the final World Cup race before Pyeongchang. In 2008, Randall, nicknamed Kikkanimal, made history by becoming the first American woman to win a World Cup in cross-country skiing. And in Pyeongchang, she has a legitimate shot at a medal.Mothers-to-be in most professions take time off after childbirth, but Randall’s situation was different: “I was on my maternity leave while I was pregnant,” she said. Because she remained on the U.S. ski team roster, she retained access to her health insurance, and most of her sponsors continued their support, in exchange for appearances, social media plugs and other publicity. She resumed training about three weeks after her son, Breck, was born in April 2016, with the support of her husband, Jeff Ellis, who parented while she trained. Having a husband who is willing to take on parental duties and, most importantly, to do so “unbegrudgingly” has been “a huge piece of the puzzle,” Randall said.There’s no such thing as a part-time return to work in elite sports, which usually require multiple training sessions each day, along with naps, massages, full nights of sleep and other recovery rituals. Of course, sleepless nights are almost a given for the first years of a child’s life. And Randall said that knowing Ellis will “take care of those night-time wakings before a race really helps.”She noted that her peers in Scandinavian countries have the benefit of paid time off for fathers as well as mothers. (Of the 35 countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. is the only one without paid maternal leave.)