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first_imgA healthy Leatherback Turtle pictured in French Guiana. Pic by Dr Tom Doyle.A mysterious creature washed up off the coast of Co Donegal has been identified as a Leatherback Turtle.The creature was found by walkers at Magheroarty Beach near Gortahork.This is the second discovery of a dead Leatherback Turtle on Irish beaches in recent days with another being found in Dingle. Marine biologist Dr Tom Doyle of the Coastal and Marine Research Centre at University College Cork told Donegal Daily it is possible the turtles may have drowned.The remains of the turtle washed up at Magheroarty“They could have become caught up in pot ropes and eventually drowned.“That often happens but it is difficult to tell,” he said.Dr Doyle said a number of alternatives are being looked into to attempt to keep turtles away for the paths of such buoy ropes. The huge Leatherback Turtles, which are native to Irish shores, can live up to 80 years and can dive to a depth of up to 1,280 metres.The creatures lives on jellyfish and migrate to warmer climates around South America near French Guiana.Dr Doyle also revealed that beach litter is also causing great harm to Ireland’s population of magnificent Leatherback Turtles.“Beach litter including plastics are proving a real problem for our turtles.“The problem is that turtles mistake plastic for jellyfish and are eating a lot of it which is causing them al sorts of problems,” he said. EXPERT CONFIRMS THAT MYSTERIOUS DONEGAL CREATURE IS TURTLE was last modified: November 13th, 2013 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:donegalDr Tom DoyleLeatherback TurtleMagheroartylast_img read more

Hundreds of homes without power as Storm Gareth reaches Donegal

first_imgStorm Gareth is hitting landfall across Donegal this afternoon with hundreds of homes across the county now without power.ESB networks are reporting that more than 300 homes are without supply at present.The main outages are in Cullion, Letterkenny where more than 116 customers are without power due to a fault. In north Inishowen a cluster of faults has left at least another 150 homes without power.ESB networks estimate that it will be 6pm until the faults are fixed.Hundreds of homes without power as Storm Gareth reaches Donegal was last modified: March 12th, 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) Tags:donegalESBhomesPowerstorm garethlast_img read more

Latest: Fulham 1 Aston Villa 0 – Sidwell blasts Whites in front

first_imgSteve Sidwell gave Fulham a deserved lead on 21 minutes.Rene Meulensteen’s side have been zipping the ball about attractively and got the reward their play deserved when the midfielder tucked away after a fine move.Earlier, Fulham fans wanted a penalty when Dimitar Berbatov appeared to be pushed as he tried to meet an Alex Kacaniklic cross.From the resultant corner, the Bulgarian did get a header away, only for Villa keeper Brad Guzan to tip it on to the woodwork.Kacaniklic also saw a curling effort cleared off the line by Nathan Baker, as a scrambling Villa defence failed to cope with Fulham’s movement in the box.The visitors’ only chances of note has come following swift counter-attack, with Gabriel Agbonlahor crossing for Christian Benteke, whose glancing header flashed wide across goal.Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Hughes, Senderos, Riise; Dejagah, Parker, Karagounis, Sidwell, Kačaniklić; Berbatov.Subs: Stockdale, Zverotic, Richardson, Kasami, Duff, Ruiz, Christensen. 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors HQ Podcast: DeMarcus Cousins is a double-edged sword

first_imgIn the latest episode of the WarriorsHQ podcast, Warriors reporter Logan Murdock and columnist Dieter Kurtenbach discuss DeMarcus Cousins’ performance in Golden State’s victory over the Hornets Monday night, Draymond Green’s importance and place a friendly wager on who the Warriors’ first-round postseason opponent will be.Timestamps1:40 Draymond Green looks great after what appeared to be a serious injury.7:18 Kevin Durant and his inspired performance18:02 Serviceable defense and DeMarcus …last_img read more

Brand South Africa partners with the 14th Sunday Times Generation Next Youth Engagement

first_imgby Phindi MadunaOn 14 June 2018, Brand South Africa partnered with the Sunday Times Generation Next and HDI Youth Marketers to host the 14th Sunday Times Youth Marketing Conference, Interactive Showcase and Awards. The collaboration with Generation Next is a way to ensure that relationships  with key stakeholders are maintained to create an inspiring narrative for the Nation Brand.The Generation Next survey is  the leading barometer of youth opinion towards brands in South Africa.  Brand South Africa is honoured  to partner with this initiative that promotes how young people see and and experience brands this opens up  opportunities on what the  country has to offer.The three part engagement began with a Youth Marketing Conference where a variety of industry experts shared their research findings, experiences, trends and insights. The discussion focused on various aspects of youth marketing such as the ethical aspects of youth marketing, youth entrepreneurship, digital marketing, youth media consumption and technology trends.Brand South Africa’s Research Manager, Leigh-Gail Peterson was part of a panel that discussed youth trends and insights that help brands build sustainable relationships. “Research methods must evolve with the dynamic audiences. Data collection methods for example must adapt and be flexible. This includes the mediums that we utilize when we collect data. Social media is one such tool that we cannot over look when collecting data in today’s research environment” said Peterson.Source: Brand South AfricaThe panel discussion was followed by an Interactive Showcase where youngsters had an opportunity to experience several brands including Brand South Africa at the Play Your Part exhibition. They shared their acts of active citizenship  and pledged to  play their part in their respective communities.Source: Brand South AfricaThe day ended on a high note with an energy charged Awards Ceremony. Some of the winners included South African brands like Metro FM,  First National Bank, DSTV, Mr Price, Mall of Africa, Dischem, Engen, Spur Restaurants and Pick ‘N Pay; with Nike winning the overall coolest brand for 2018. Local personalities who  also walked away with awards were rapper Nasty C, DJ Black Coffee and Gqom Star Babes Wodumo.Source: @ST_GenNext Twitter PageBrand South Africa extends a big congratulations to all the brands and personalities who continue to put South Africa on the global stage  and take charge in contributing towards building a positive nation image. As the custodian of the Nation Brand, we celebrate brands that contribute positively towards the country’s reputation.last_img read more

Falcons edge Bulldogs for 2-2 record

first_imgFILE PHOTO – Adamson center Papi Sarr during the Falcons’ game against the La Salle Green Archers. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University evened its record in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament tripping National University, 83-76, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Soaring Falcons improved to 2-2 tying the Bulldogs at the fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments MOST READ Adamson had four players scoring in double digits, and that was the kind of production head coach Franz Pumaren envisioned his team would have coming into the season. “What I saw right now was the team that I envisioned at the start of the season wherein each and everyone will contribute one way or the other,” said Pumaren.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPapi Sarr led Adamson with a 19-point, 13-rebound double-double while Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jonathan Espeleta had 13 points apiece.Jerie Pingoy filled the stat sheets with 12 points, five assists, and six steals for the Falcons. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Pumaren on UE’s 0-4 start: ‘We need everyone to contribute’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kurt Lojera scored his lone field goal of the game on a pull-up jumper to give Adamson a 10-point lead, 76-66, while Sarr and Sean Manganti scored five straight points for an 81-69 buffer with 2:40 left as the Falcons kept the Bulldogs at bay.Jayjay Alejandro was the lone offensive bright spot for NU as he finished with 25 points, on 10-of-20 shooting, with seven rebounds.last_img read more

4th Test: India thrashed again, slip to No. 3 in Test rankings

first_imgSachin Tendulkar came agonisingly close to a phenomenal 100th international century before a pathetic India slumped to an innings and eight runs defeat in the fourth and final cricket Test to give a ruthless England a resounding 4-0 series win at The Oval cricket ground in London on Monday. Score | PicturesNeeding to bat out the entire fifth day to save the game, Tendulkar (91) led a spirited fightback alongwith Amit Mishra (84) but the complexion of the game changed dramatically after their dismissals as the visitors lost as many as seven wickets for a mere 21 runs to be all out for 283 in the second innings just at the stroke of tea.With this emphatic victory, England officially crowned themselves the number one team in Test rankings with 125 points followed by South Africa with 118 points.The Indians, who started the series as the number one Test team, surrendered the number one tag after losing the third Test in Birmingham and have now slipped to the number three position following the 4-0 whitewash.Spinner Graeme Swann was the wrecker-in-chief for England with with impressive figures of six for 106 while Stuart Broad chipped in with two wickets.Resuming at the overnight total of 129 for three, Tendulkar and Mishra raised hopes of drawing the game as the duo put on 144 runs for the fourth wicket but Mishra’s departure virtually opened up the floodgates as none of the Indian batsmen showed the determination to hang around for long.The visitors suffered a stunning collapse, losing their last seven wickets for 21 runs, a reflection of the caputilation which has been a feature right through the series.advertisementTendulkar and Mishra, who resumed this morning, continued the good work for the first 40 minutes after lunch but then both were gone in quick succession.Mishra started the rot when he played inside the line to a Graeme Swann delivery and his off-stump was pegged back.The gusty knock by the leg-spinner lasted for 184 minutes and 141 balls and his 84 runs included 10 fours.From the other end, India suffered the double blow when Tendulkar was given out leg before wicket which appeared a harsh decision as the Tim Bresnan delivery appeared to be heading down the leg stump.Television replays showed that the ball would have hit the top of the leg stump.Tendulkar made his 91 runs in 239-minutes and 172-ball innings, slamming 11 fours. It was not the best of his knock as he was dropped on scores of 70 and 85 off Swann and there was also a stumping against the off-spinner which went abegging last night.India?s innings unfolded quickly as Suresh Raina took his second duck from the match, out again to Swann but this time leg-before-wicket.England claimed the second new ball as soon as it was due and its? effect was immediately apparent. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (3) slashed at a wide delivery from Stuart Broad and was caught at second slip.RP Singh departed in the same over when he edged an outswinger into the gloves of wicketkeeper Matt Prior.Gautam Gambhir came out to bat at number eight and was hit on his helmet by a rising delivery from James Anderson.After six overs by the medium-pacers, off-spinner Swann was brought into attack and there was a loud claim for a catch in close-in cordon off Ishant Sharma which was upheld by umpire Rod Tucker.But the batsman asked for a review on the decision and the replays showed there was no contact with either the bat or the gloves.Swann also claimed the wicket of Gambhir when the left-hander charged down the wicket and only spliced a catch to Eoin Morgan at gully.-With PTI inputslast_img read more

Four Indian basketball players invited to Melbourne by NBL

first_imgBengaluru, Apr 15 (PTI) Four senior members of the Indian basketball team have been invited by the National Basketball League (NBL), the professional basketball league of Australia, to participate in the NBL Draft combine. Amjyot Singh Gill, Amritpal Singh, Yadwinder Singh, and Vishesh Bhriguvanshi are the players who will take part in the combine on 17th and 18th of April at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. A total of 80 players are expected to participate in the combine. These will include returning US college players, South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) players, Australian state league players, and members of Australias national U18 and U20s teams. It is an opportunity for coaches and scouts of different NBL teams to gauge the talent at hand and sign the players they believe could help their team. As standard practice, players participating in the NBL Draft Combine must pay an entry fee of AUD $250. However, this fee has been waived off for all the invited Indian players. Under the new rules of the NBL, the players belonging to the countries of the FIBA Asia zone would be given a separate spot that would not take up any of the three spots reserved for the foreign players. This move has been made to attract the top Asian talents and ensure that they consider the NBL as a serious destination to ply their trade. PTI ATK ATKlast_img read more

Manoj Tiwari on Delhi CM ambitions: Did you see how BJP selected Kovind for president?

first_imgBhojpuri film superstar-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari tasted instant success after he was appointed as president of Delhi BJP unit as the party swept the MCD elections in April winning 184 seats as against AAP tally of 47 and 30 of Congress.The saffron party’s MP from North-west Delhi is now preparing the party for the 2020 Assembly elections to end “a 20- year drought” in the national capital.Amid reports of internal conflicts in the party, Tiwari’s first priority is to set the house in order.On the eve of a party meeting to hold discussion with all the former office bearers of Delhi BJP, Tiwari sat for an exclusive interview with India Today. Excerpts from the interview.Q. You have won the MCD. What will be your immediate priorities?A. We want to create a garbage-free Delhi and the drains of Delhi must be clean. We must protect our citizens from the diseases spread by mosquitoes. Our primary focus for the next three months will be on these issues, however, there are several other issues too. MCD is crippled by fund crunch at present. For the last 10 years, while MCD has been under BJP while the state had been ruled either by Congress or AAP. Because of the political game of one-upmanship, the state governments have always created obstacles in funding the MCD.The situation has worsened after AAP came to power. However, we will continue to fight. On the World Environment Day, we pledged to plant 10 lakh trees. Another major issue of concern is the ground water level in Delhi. We have already started several long-term steps for ground water conservation.advertisementQ. After the success in the MCD polls, do you think BJP will be able to repeat the performance in the next Assembly elections?A.  You will be surprised to know that when I became president, party members told me that BJP never offered a strong fight in 20 seats. These were seats with large number of minority and SC voters. I keep following the working style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah. They always try to connect with those who have not been touched by the party. That is the basic principle of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’. So during the MCD election campaign and even after that I have visited most of these places.Several of these places have slums, which have remained a big focus. I got support from Shah and even he visited one of the slums with me. We are doing talent hunts for slum children. We are going to organized a big event just before the Independence Day. Children from slums will perform and will be awarded in that event. We got tremendous response from these places in MCD elections. People have shown faith in us.Q. Do you see yourself as the BJP chief ministerial candidate in next Assembly elections?A. This question puts me in an awkward position. As a party president, my job is to strengthen the party in the state. Decisions such as who would become the CM are taken at the last moment. If someone works with a plan to become a CM, then he is moving in the wrong direction. Did you see how the BJP presidential candidate was chosen?Q. You have called for a meeting of all former office bearers of Delhi party unit. Is this an effort to resolve the reported infighting in the party? Are you trying to bridge the divide between new team and old team?A. Yes, I have called a meeting of former office bearers. Whenever a new team is formed, the old team feels left out. There is a lot of work to be done and we need involvement of every member. One does not necessarily need a designation to work.So we will distribute workload and this will make every member feel involved in the process. Nobody should feel that only those with designations can influence party decisions. The party belongs to every member. We also need to refresh our executive committee. So nobody will feel left out.Q. But will this end your reported turf war with Vijay Goel?A. That is a baseless report. The day TV channels ran the news of a rift between him and me, I was sitting with Goel. So where is the fight? There was a miscommunication between him and me over a small issue of discipline in the party. But that was resolved instantly.Q. You were absent in slum run programme organized by the ministry of youth affairs and sports.advertisementA. I had another engagement that day. So I could not attend.Q. You have recently urged Lt Governor of Delhi to order seizure and sealing of files pertaining to purchase of medicines, ambulances and other equipment by the health department besides those related to desilting of drains by the Delhi Jal Board and PWD. What are your charges?A. You have seen the Shunglu report. You have heard what former AAP minister Kapil Mishra said. There have been several RTI reports. Based on all these, we can say that a lot of financial irregularities have happened in health ministry and all other ministries held by Satyendra Kumar Jain. If these files are not seized, there is a possibility of a cover up. That’s why I have made that request.Q. You are going to play the role of Angad in Ramlila. Is it the acting bug or another way to connect with people?A. Both. We all must contribute towards spreading Ramlila across the country. One who cannot read Ramayana can learn about Ram through Ramlila. The story of Maryada Purushottam Ram is the basis of our cultural identity. It’s my small effort to popularize our cultural legacy.It also helps me keep alive the artist in me. After all, I have reached till this point because of my acting skills. Being the BJP president, I cannot play romantic roles in films any more.Also read:Manoj Tiwari to reshuffle Delhi’s BJP unit team, indisciplined office-bearers to be shown the door Delhi BJP stages protest against Kejriwal government over water, power crisis Poor appraisal: Rejig underway in Delhi BJP after top bosses point corrupt, under-performersWATCH | Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari’s house attacked, 4 arrestedlast_img read more

10 months agoFulham to release Luca de la Torre for loan

first_imgTagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Fulham to release Luca de la Torre for loanby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLuca de la Torre is set to leave Fulham next month.The Mirror says Fulham are looking to send De la Torre out on loan.Fulham will allow him to leave for more first-team games next month and they have received initial interest from clubs in Germany and the Netherlands.Several League One clubs are also interested in the US international.Cottagers chiefs believe six months away will accelerate De la Torre’s development. last_img read more