DONEGAL STARS VISIT THEIR OLD GLENSWILLY SCHOOL – PICTURE SPECIAL

first_imgDONEGAL STARS VISIT THEIR OLD GLENSWILLY SCHOOL – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: December 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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DONEGAL DAIRYMEN HIT FOR €15M

first_imgAs Donegal’s four hundred dairy farmers count the cost of falling milk prices it is estimated that the county will suffer a decline of €15 million in the business for 2015.And there is no immediate expectation for an early recovery according to sources in the industry.One Ramelton dairy farm has reported losses of €56,000 in the first half of this year alone. The farmer said that he expects to take a hit of at least €80,000 for the whole year and this kind of loss is not sustainable should it work through into 2016. It is feared the milk price collapse could see as much as one billion Euros removed from a very fragile rural economy this year.Ironically consumer prices have not come down even though prices being paid to farmers have dropped 30% amid more transparency in the food supply chain.Milk has dropped by ten cents a litre since this time last year and the euphoria about quotas being abolished has been dampened greatly due to the harsh reality of supply and demand.Meanwhile the IFA has warned one-third of dairy farmers could find themselves selling at negative margins for 2015 as a whole. Milk production figures for April and May were 12% higher than for the same period last yearNew figures from the Central Statistics Office show the price farmers are receiving for milk is down 24% compared to this time last year.The reduction is being driven by lower milk prices in the global market place.Despite the drop in prices, the amount of milk being produced is at an all-time high as farmers have increased their output in response to the abolition of EU milk quotas at the start of April.Milk production figures for April and May were 12% higher than for the same period last year.The President of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association John Comer said there is a lot of anxiety among his members, particularly those who have a lot of borrowings, who are finding themselves constrained because of a lack of profitability.“That has a serious effect not only on the members but also on the economy,” he said.Every one once cent drop in the milk price paid to farmers takes €60m out of the economy. Mr. McMahon says that the fact that Donegal milk is processed in Killygordon has been a big help and costs have been consequently reduced to a minimum and the industry has got a good spin off with the sale of Donegal Creameries to Connacht Gold in 2012 was a major plus for the Donegal farmers.In July, 185 new tractors were licensed – down from 198 in the corresponding month in 2014 and 246 in 2013.To date in 2015, 1,358 in tractors were licensed, according to the CSO figurers. This compares to 1,551 licensed over the same period last year.The CSO figures are represent a 12% fall in the number of tractors licensed for the first time in 2015 compared to 2014. There has also been a substantial fall in the number of imported tractors this year, the CSO figures show. DONEGAL DAIRYMEN HIT FOR €15M was last modified: August 13th, 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:dairy farmersdonegalmilklast_img read more

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LETTERKENNY ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES

first_imgTHIS Sunday the action centres around the North West 10k in the town. Many club athletes have been training hard for the event which is expected to attract a bumper crowd of over 3,000 participants.Congratulations to Vice-Chairman Brendan ‘Herbie’ McDaid who was elected onto the AAI Board as Ulster Provincial representative ending his four year term as chairman of competitions.Darren McBrearty ran a time of 3.43.9 for the 1500 metres in America last weekend. Last Friday night we had a number of athletes in action at the Milford 5k. Irene McFadden was the star of the show winning the ladies race in a personal best time of 19.46. Letterkenny AC chairman Michael Black won the men’s race in a time of 15.48 followed by clubmates Kieran McBride (16.13), Gary Crossan (16.17) and Gerard McGranaghan (16.59). Well done to Lee Gildea who ran a very impressive 18.35.The lotto numbers drawn at the weekend were; 8, 12, 13 and 23. There were two match three winners; Ann Catterson and Paddy McIntyre. The jackpot in The Glencar Inn on Saturday night is €1,140.       LETTERKENNY ATHLETIC CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 1st, 2012 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:Letterkenny Athletic Club noteslast_img read more

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STORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE – 7,200 HOMES STILL CUT OFF

first_imgESB Networks staff have worked in dreadful conditions in an effort to restore power to homes across Co Donegal.Across the evening 12,000 homes lost power. Around 7,200 are still without power.As of 11,30pm the following faults were still in place: * Convoy 29 homes – estimated repair before 1pm Thursday* Rossgeir 90 homes – no estimated time* Gortlee – 108 houses – estimated repair before 12.30pm Thursday* Creeslough – 3,742 homes – no estimated repair time. * Gweedore – 1,367 homes – no estimated time*  Burtonport – 486 customers – no estimated repair time* Dungloe – 1,461 homes – no estimated repair time* Donegal Town – 33 customers – no estimated repair time. STORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE – 7,200 HOMES STILL CUT OFF was last modified: December 18th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:200 HOMES STILL CUT OFFSTORMWATCH: ESB POWER UPDATE – 7last_img read more

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NAOMH CONAILL HOLD MEETING TO APPEAL SEMI-FINAL RESULT TO ULSTER

first_imgOFFICIALS at Naomh Conaill are meeting tonight in emergency session, with sources describing the decision of the Competition Control Committee of the Donegal County Board to refuse a replay of their semi-final against Glenswilly as “extremely disappointing”.The county board gave its reasons for refusing a replay at 4pm today.Senior club members are meeting this evening to discuss that response, with sources indicating it will be appealed to the Ulster Council. Glenswilly player Ciaran Bonner had been yellow carded in their semi-final at the weekend and then given a black card, which meant he could be replaced. The rules state he should have been given a red card.Glenswilly have appealed the yellow card. NAOMH CONAILL HOLD MEETING TO APPEAL SEMI-FINAL RESULT TO ULSTER was last modified: October 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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HARPS HOPING TO MAKE IT FIVE UNBEATEN AGAINST STUDENTS

first_imgFinn Harps will be looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season to five league games when they make the trip to the UCD Bowl on Friday evening (kick-off 7.45pm).While Harps have got off to a flyer this year, UCD on the other hand have struggled somewhat since their relegation from the top flight last year.Although they won their opening day fixture away to Cobh Ramblers, they have since suffered four straight defeats including three at home to Shelbourne and Athlone Town in the League and Cabinteely in the League Cup. Last weekend, they lost 1-0 at Wexford Youths with Danny Furlong scoring the only goal of the game after just 45 seconds.However, despite the ‘students’ stuttering start to the season, Harps boss Ollie Horgan is expecting a tough encounter at Belfield on Friday.“UCD always play great football”, said Horgan. “They have very talented young players in the squad added to the likes of more experienced lads in Michael Leahy, Chris Mulhall and Robbie Benson who for me is the best player in the First Division.“We will have our work cut out to get possession of the ball – let alone get something out of the game,” continued the Harps boss. For the third game in a row, Harps recorded a 2-0 victory last weekend with Cobh Ramblers the team on the wrong side of that scoreline last Friday. However, the result was nowhere near as comfortable as the scoreline suggested.“We struggled for long periods in the second half, even against ten men, and we wouldn’t be complaining too much had Cobh got an equaliser with their second half performance,” said Horgan of the game.“It was great to pick up a win, regardless of the performance, although it came at a cost with Gareth Harkin suffering a worrying knee injury. We were lucky to win with our second half performance but we started the game well and might have scored a second before hal-time.“Cobh though put in a brilliant second half performance with ten men and probably deserved a point with that display.”Harps have yet to concede a goal in this season’s First Division, but Horgan said that much of this is down to good luck on his sides part, and not courtesy of great defending. “As regards the clean sheet, Cobh had a goal disallowed where we should have defended better – and a number of other occasions in the match as well.”Packie Mailey remains sidelined, while he will be joined by Gareth Harkin and Ruairi Keating who will also miss Friday’s game through injury.Wilfried Tagbo, who scored his first goal for the club against Cobh last Friday is likely to get the nod again in place of Keating, while Kevin McHugh will also be pushing for a start after he scored from the bench against Cobh.It’s six years since Harps last met UCD in any competition. The most recent meeting was in September 2009 when the students ran out 5-0 winners at Finn Park on their way to gaining promotion to the Premier Division. Harps’ don’t have the best of records at the Belfield venue with their last victory coming courtesy of Shane Bradley’s goal in the FAI Cup Quarter-Final in March 1998. Since then, the 10 games at Belfield have seen Friday’s hosts hold the upper hand – winning five and drawing five of the games.TEAM NEWSSuspended: None.Doubtful: None.Injured: Packie Mailey, Ruairi Keating, Gareth Harkin.FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-L-D-W-W-W (10 pts)UCD: W-W-W-L-L-L (9 pts)RECORD AGAINST UCD (All competitions)Friday’s game will be the 69th meeting of the two clubs, and the 36th to be played at UCD.Total Games: 68 (35 at UCD)Harps Wins: 23 (7 at UCD)UCD Wins: 24 (14 at UCD)Draws: 21 (14 at UCD)Harps Goals: 75 (31 at UCD)UCD Goals: 85 (52 at UCD)LAST 10 GAMES v UCD14-May-05 Finn Harps 1-0 UCD (Premier Division)05-Aug-05 UCD 1-1 Finn Harps (Premier Division)05-Nov-05 Finn Harps 1-2 UCD (Premier Division)02-Jul-07 UCD 2-1 Finn Harps (League Cup)21-Mar-08 Finn Harps 1-0 UCD (Premier Division)30-May-08 UCD 1-0 Finn Harps (Premier Division)05-Sep-08 Finn Harps 2-0 UCD (Premier Division)27-Mar-09 Finn Harps 1-2 UCD (First Division)19-Jun-09 UCD 1-1 Finn Harps (First Division)19-Sep-09 Finn Harps 0-5 UCD (First Division)LAST TIME v UCD at UCD Bowl19th June 2009.FINN HARPS 1 Marc Mukendi 22UCD 1 Timmy Purcell 31UCD: Billy Brennan, Ciaran Nangle (David McMillan 45), Andrew Boyle, Evan McMillan, Sean Harding; Chris Mulhall, Robbie Creevy, James Timmons (Keith Ward 45), John Reilly; Timmy Purcell, Ciaran Kilduff (Gavin Falconer 74). Unused Subs: Ger Barron, Gareth Matthews.Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher, Johnny Havlin, Marc Mukendi, Packie Mailey, Ciaran Coll; Gary Whoriskey (Marc Brolly 69), Shaun Houston, Shaun McGowan, Christy Conaghan; Davy McDaid, Oisin McMenamin (Ruairi Harkin 62). Unused Subs: Mark Forker, Fintan Bonner.FINN HARPS GOALSCORERS 2015 (All competitions)Ruairi Keating 2Gareth Harkin 1Damien McNulty 1Kevin McHugh 1Wilfried Tagbo 1Brian McGrory 1 (in League Cup)Keith Cowan 1 (in League Cup)FINN HARPS RESULTS 2015Mar Fri 06 Shelbourne 0-0 Finn HarpsMon 09 Galway Utd 3-2 Finn Harps (League Cup)Fri 13 Finn Harps 2-0 CabinteelyFri 20 Waterford United 0-2 Finn HarpsFri 27 Finn Harps 2-0 Cobh RamblersHARPS HOPING TO MAKE IT FIVE UNBEATEN AGAINST STUDENTS was last modified: April 1st, 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:donegalfinn harpsUCDlast_img read more

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Video: Watch highlights of QPR’s dramatic win against Fulham

first_imgQPR win 2-1 at Craven Cottage in a dramatic west London derby – Rangers’ first away victory against Fulham since 1980. See also:QPR beat Fulham in dramatic derbyFulham results ‘not acceptable’, Jokanovic admitsHasselbaink: I felt like I was fighting everybodyQPR chief pays tribute to Hasselbaink and fans after derby triumphQPR boss explains Ngbakoto absenceFulham v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Fishing the North Coast: Eureka boats leave the salmon biting

first_imgThe 2016 sport salmon season out of Eureka ended Monday much like it began on May 16.The opener found the ocean teeming with life; whales, krill, birds, and other baitfish. And that’s exactly how the ocean looked last Monday, with salmon flying over the rails at a pretty fast and furious clip.All the charter boats put on limits well before noon, with salmon ranging from barely keepers to fish in the 20-pound class. Trinidad also had a couple days of good salmon fishing, with quite a few …last_img read more

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Building a Startup Culture

first_imgRelated Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#start Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watterscenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… As the school year draws to a close, college graduates will making a move to the next stage of their lives. Will college have encouraged or discouraged them from making that next stage involve entrepreneurship? Venture capitalist Roger Ehrenberg penned an impassioned call-to-arms on Monday, challenging the venture capital and startup industries to do a better job recruiting young entrepreneurs from college. He urges the “seeding of a startup culture.”Inspired in part by James Kwak’s post “Why Do Harvard Kids Head to Wall Street?” Ehrenberg calls for better efforts to “lure the best and brightest into game-changing areas such as start-ups and social enterprises.”Ehrenberg says that it may be that too much emphasis is placed on the risks and the fears associated with startups – “bad marketing, plain and simple” – something that makes jobs on Wall Street or with established corporations seem safer. Instead Ehrenberg wants young entrepreneurs to be steeped in a “startup lore” and encourages experienced investors and founders/CEOs to tell what he contends are “better stories” about the challenges and opportunities that come with starting your own company.Ehrenberg points to a number of VCs who have become instructors at universities in order to “use their positions as vehicles for identifying top students, building relationships that ultimately result in ideas getting funded or students placed in promising start-ups.” However, he questions whether it’s worth waiting for more hiring or for an institutional change at the university level to encourage entrepreneurship, and urges instead a “grassroots effort on the part of local venture investors and successful start-up executives to get into the classrooms and onto campus to re-orient talented students away from the money culture and towards the building culture.”Although some universities are working to develop entrepreneurial programs, it may be that the “culture” of business school isn’t the right place on campus for the cultural transformation that Enhrenberg wants. (Entrepreneurs do major in things other than business.)Ehrenberg’s essays calls for a better “startup culture” and focuses primarily on storytelling from experienced VCs and entrepreneurs in order to foster it. How else might we go about fostering such a culture?You can read Ehrenberg’s full blog post here. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Motorola’s shatterproof Droid Turbo 2 phone to launch in October

first_imgMotorola may launch the second generation Droid Turbo – a Verizon exclusive – as early as October in the US, a new report suggests. Serial tipster @upleaks who earlier leaked the first purported Droid Turbo 2 render has now tipped that the phone could be launched next month. This also makes sense because the original Droid Turbo was also launched at around the same time last year.Also Read: Motorola’s shatterproof Droid Turbo 2 is codenamed Bounce, specifications leaked In addition, the alleged Droid Turbo 2 reported to be called the Moto X Force outside the US may launch elsewhere, sometime in December. @upleaks confirms that at least Europe and China will get it in the said period.The Droid Turbo 2 is expected to sport a one-of-its-kind shatterproof screen with a back that looks a lot like the Moto X Play and rubberised finish on the sides.Rumoured specifications of the alleged Droid Turbo 2 include: a 5.43-inch QHD display, a Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM, a 21-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 3,760mAh battery. It will reportedly come in 32GB and 64GB internal memory options.In another news, Motorola is all set to launch the Moto X Play in India on September 14. The Motorola Moto X Play’s USP is its all-day battery and water-repellent coating, the company has claimed. It has a 5.5-inch FullHD screen and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory which is expandable.The Moto X Play has a 21-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera. It runs stock Android Lollipop and uses a 3,630mAh battery.advertisementAlso Read: Motorola Moto Turbo reviewlast_img read more

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