BUNDORAN NAMED IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S TOP 20 PLACES TO SURF

first_imgNational Geographic magazine has recognised Bundoran as one of the best places in the world to go surfing.The Donegal town was named in the top 20 surf hotspots on the planet.  This is what the National Geographic says about Donegal’s surfing paradise.Ireland, known among surfers as “Europe’s cold-water Indonesia” should be on the bucket list of every surfer. And Bundoran should be the start of any surfing adventure on the Emerald Isle. This centuries-old fishing village catches just about any swell that steamrolls through the North Atlantic and onto a smattering of beaches and reefs that suit different levels of surfers. The water may be cold, but the pubs and locals are always warm, serving up national specialties such as Guinness and oysters to the tune of traditional Irish music. “Bundoran is a town with many sides and the real Bundoran can only be found with the help of the locals,” says Pete Craig, surfer and owner of the outfitter Bundoran Surf Co. The main surfing beach is Tullan Strand, but if you want to venture out, ask locals about the surrounding reefs and beaches, which work on a variety of swells.Best For: The salty surf traveler who doesn’t mind surfing in cold water or rainWhenGo September to November, when the water is warm(ish), the tourists have gone home, and the Atlantic is pumping.Eat/Drink“The Bridge Bar is a rite of passage for most surfers,” says Craig. Situated overlooking the Peak—Ireland’s most famous reef break—the Bridge is a unique mix of old-school Ireland and surf culture, always with a warm welcome and cold beer. “It’s a great place to meet locals, surfers, and musicians. If you feel like hearing a live band, go to the Chasing Bull.”StayA good budget option is to get a room with the Bundoran Surf Co., where you can meet other surfers and plan trips up and down the coast. For a higher-end stay, opt for an ocean-view room at Fitzgerald’s Hotel. Other AdventuresTake a day trip to Slieve League, an area of sea cliffs that are some of the most breathtaking in Ireland. Closer to Bundoran, Craig recommends the Donegal Craft Village “for arty folk” or even just rambling through Donegal County. “Just driving around Donegal, you get a feel for the old Ireland that hasn’t been packaged for tourists yet.”Local TipIf you buy a round for the locals, which you should, expect to be drinking for the rest of the night. BUNDORAN NAMED IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S TOP 20 PLACES TO SURF was last modified: July 9th, 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:bundoranNational Geographicsurfinglast_img read more

‘YES EQUALITY’ WORKING HARD FOR HUGE TURNOUT IN DONEGAL FOR REFERENDUM

first_imgYes Equality are hoping for a large turn-out.‘Yes Equality Donegal’ held a volunteer day yesterday (Sat) in Letterkenny’s Institute of Technology. Over 50 people from across the county were in attendance to find out ways in which they can become involved in the referendum campaign.‘Yes Equality’ is a national campaign platform which is working towards securing a Yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum this coming May, which will allow gay and lesbian couples equal access to civil marriage. “One of the things that we are keen to stress is that this is a campaign for civil marriage,” said Sinead Murray, one of the coordinators in Donegal, who also runs BreakOut, an LGBT youth group in Letterkenny.“We want voters to be absolutely clear that a Yes vote on May 22nd will in no way affect religious and church-based weddings. We are campaigning for equal access for all people to civil marriage – the kind that takes place in registry offices throughout the country on a daily basis.”People traveled from all over the county to attend the volunteer day on Saturday where they were given workshops on fundraising and canvassing.“Today was just the beginning of our campaign in Donegal. We will be canvassing in every corner of the county from now until the day of the referendum,” said Declan Meehan, another coordinator of the ‘Yes Equality’ campaign. “We want to get talking to everyone in Donegal, to answer their questions and address any concerns they might have. We want people to go into the polling booth on May 22nd confident that they are making the right choice when they vote Yes.”Yes Equality Donegal has the largest regional group in the country and they have big plans for the coming nine weeks, with fundraisers and public meetings planned county-wide. It was launched by Gaelic footballer Eamon McGee last month. Ireland will be the first country in history to have the chance to write marriage equality into their constitution by public referendum.“Voter turnout is crucial to this referendum passing,” said Noel Sharkey, one of the founders of the group. “Yes Equality is the family values campaign and we want people to vote yes for their lesbian and gay loved ones. A resounding ‘Aye’ from Donegal will show the country how dearly we, the people of Donegal, hold these family values.”Anyone who is interested in getting involved with the campaign can get in touch via the Yes Equality Donegal Facebook page or by emailing yesequalitydonegal@gmail.com.‘YES EQUALITY’ WORKING HARD FOR HUGE TURNOUT IN DONEGAL FOR REFERENDUM was last modified: March 22nd, 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)last_img read more

WE AW, WE AW – TO GET DOWN TO THE DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY!

first_imgSome of the many donkeys which have ben saved by the Raphoe Donkey Sanctuary.The Donegal Donkey Sanctuary has opened a new visitor facilities/ tearoom/ gift shop at their centre in Castledooey, Raphoe. The sanctuary is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11-30am to 4-30pm, also Bank holidays on both sides of the border.The new visitor centre at the Rapho Donkey Sanctuary.The owners are hopeful the addition of a visitor centre will generate extra revenue to support the day to day running of the sanctuary. As always a record number of donkeys have arrived over the course of the winter and foster homes are always being sought to give these animals a second chance in life.Come along and have a cup of tea or coffee, sponsor a donkey or make a purchase in the giftshop.‘Hay’ vouchers are available priced at €5, €10 and €15 euro allowing the sanctuary to buy one, two or three bales of hay. These would make a novel present for an animal loving friend!Experience a relaxing few hours in the peace of the countryside and maybe make a new ‘furry’ friend!   WE AW, WE AW – TO GET DOWN TO THE DONEGAL DONKEY SANCTUARY! was last modified: April 29th, 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:donegalRaphoe Donkey Sanctuarylast_img read more

GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY MINORS FACE DOWNINGS IN DIVIISON 2 FINAL

first_imgIt has been confirmed by the CCC that the Donegal SFC Quarter Finals including our mouth-watering tie against Kilcar will now be played over the weekend of 14-15 September.The seniors were in league action this week and strolled to a home victory over Sean MacCumhaills on Saturday past. They finished up 1-11 to 1-4 winners and the win means that our lads are back on top of the division 2 table, leading Glenfin by a point with a game in hand.The reserves meanwhile battled to a draw against their counterparts in a game that ended 1-6 a-piece. This result sets up what should be an intriguing final few games of the div 2 reserve league. The Glen lead the way with two points to spare at the top but face some difficult tests against very good opposition in the weeks to come. The team of the moment in the Glen is surely our minors. The lads have made it through to their first ever division 2 final as a team following what can only be described as a bruising encounter with opponents Malin in Burt on Friday last. Right from the off our boys showed a tremendous amount of passion for the jersey and to the delight of the strong Glenswilly support in attendance, fought their way to a 1-10 to 1-6 victory. They will now go on to play Downings in the Division 2 Northern Board Final. That game is confirmed for Tri-a-Lough, Fanad on Thursday 15th August at 6pm. All the best to the players and management.The 3rds are in Junior B Championship action this week as they play Muff in the 1/4 final in O’Donnell Park on Saturday 17th August at 6pm.Lotto numbers this week were 3,15,16,17. Match 3 winners Cathal Gallagher and Lucy Gallagher, Seacor. Next weeks seller is Aisling McDaid.GAA NEWS – GLENSWILLY MINORS FACE DOWNINGS IN DIVIISON 2 FINAL was last modified: August 12th, 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:Glenswilly GAA Club noteslast_img read more

FUBA, FIBA enter partnership to train local coaches

first_img Tags: Ambrose TashobyaFIBA 360 BasketballFuba Jean-Michel Ramaroson (second left) poses alongside FUBA President Ambrose Tashobya (third right) Le’mou Benga, the FIBA National Federations and Sports Manager (second right) and Brian Rugyendo (first right) at UOC offices on Friday (Photo by Agencies)The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has entered a partnership with FIBA to ensure that local basketball coaches are trained further in the game.The new development will see over 300 local coaches gain training amongother benefits of the partnership.This initiative was revealed on Friday afternoon during a press briefing addressed by the FUBA and FIBA (Basketball governing body in the world) officials at Uganda Olympic Committee offices in Lugogo – Jean-Michel Ramaroson, the President of FIBA Africa’s National Federations commission led the FIBA delegate.The Program dubbed ‘FIBA 360 Basketball’ will Uganda and 10 other FIBA affiliated members national federations.While addressing the press on Friday, FUBA President Ambrose Tashobya revealed that the delegates have been in the country since June 20th where they met up with Ministry of Education and Sports officials to discuss ways on how best the government can help in supporting the growth of Basketball in the country.The meeting also saw the officials discuss the implementation process of the FIBA 360 Basketball project.“This is a big and unique opportunity, that we are going to harness so as we develop the game of basketball in the country, said Tashobya.“Uganda was among the 11 countries that have the highest potential to develop more in the sport of basketball and this program will see over 300 coaches trained through workshops, our office equipped with everything needed among others.FUBA President Ambrose Tashobya thinks the ‘FIBA 360 Basketball’ is a huge opportunity for UgandaIt was revealed that this project will have two phases:The first phase which will have immediate implementation, is to focus on the training programs for coaches and the equipment endowment programs and office, up to the end of this year.The second phase will be based on the strategic Planning and development activities, starting in 2019.Lemou Benga, FIBA National Federation Sports commented that the program will enable Uganda develop the game through planning and execution of basketball management in the country as it will equip personnel with necessary knowledge and expertise.Ramaroson noted that The objective of the program is to bring national federations of “Type 2” (with the low level of organization, but have an important growth potential) and “Type 3” (with average level of organization, but have an Important growth potential) towards the highest level: “Type 4?(Leaders).South Africa, Senegal, Rwanda, Nigeria, Mozambique, Mali, Kenya, Congo, Cameroon and Ivory Coast are the other member states that have enrolled for the program.Comments last_img read more

National Dairy FARM Program now compliant with International Standards Organization

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Dairy FARM Program is now the first livestock animal care program in the world to be recognized internationally for its industry-leading animal welfare standards. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) affirmed this week that the program complies with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)Animal Welfare Management/General Requirements and Guidance for Organizations in the Food Supply Chain.USDA’s affirmation that the FARM Program is ISO-compliant “validates the hard work of everyone who has contributed to the FARM Program in the past decade — from the veterinarians and academics who helped design the program, to the farmers and dairy cooperatives who implement it,” said Emily Meredith, NMPF’s chief of staff. “The U.S. dairy industry has worked hard to make the FARM Program a best-in-class animal care program, not just in the United States, but now around the world.”ISO’s animal welfare technical specification was designed to evaluate if animal welfare programs meet international standards for animal care. ISO, an independent, international standards-setting body, has worked for several years with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to help farmers and animal welfare programs like FARM determine how to implement species-specific animal welfare standards. The OIE, the World Trade Organization-recognized body for setting animal health and welfare standards affecting international trade, adopted dairy cattle welfare standards in 2015. In the United States, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) offers a voluntary marketing program that ensures independent welfare programs meet the specifications of the ISO standard.“ISO compliance means that dairy customers both here and abroad can safely trust that their products meet the stringent, internationally recognized animal welfare standards set by the OIE,” added Meredith. “What’s more, our dairy farmers can rest assured they only need to comply with one program — FARM — and not a potential myriad of other guidelines. This recognition becomes even more critical as nearly 16% of U.S. milk production is exported to foreign customers.”After a lengthy assessment process, the FARM Program now has a prestigious, independent corroboration that its science-based approach to high-quality animal care sets the standard for the dairy value chain in the United States and around the world. Consumers can trust that the dairy foods they consume came from animals treated under internationally recognized, quality animal care standards.last_img read more

Google vs. World: 79 Places Google is Being Sued or Blocked (Map)

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Google#international#web When you’re at the top of the heap, everybody watches you closely. Many people are sure to think you’re in the wrong. If you’re Google, that means you’ll be the subject of lawsuits. All around the world.You may have heard about some of these suits in the news, but it’s unlikely you’ve heard of them all. Competitive intelligence consultancy Aqute created a Google Map of all the lawsuits Google faces and the places where one of the company’s sites is blocked. Were you aware that YouTube is blocked in Afghanistan? That a rare-coin salesman in Florida is suing Google for listing his home address as his business address, putting his coins and family at risk. Check out all these legal challenges on the map below.The map is based on news coverage over the last 12 months, so some are referencing suits like the one with Viacom that are technically closed by now.Blue markers on the map below designate lawsuits, red markers places where a Google property is being blocked.Google must have one very busy legal team. It was the company’s own idea to organize the world’s information, though. That’s a sure path to controversy.View Google vs the world in a larger map Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

From Web to TV: What Publishers, Producers and Advertisers Are Facing

first_imgTags:#Internet TV#web guest author 1 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market As technology companies like Google, Sony, and Intel are working to deliver Web content into the living room, Web publishers, content producers, and advertisers are busy looking into the (not so distant) future to determine how to be successful in this new space. As a Web publisher with a strong video focus, we’re used to facing pretty steep technical challenges in trying to get our content onto your TV. It’s hard to believe that just two years ago the only device capable of playing Web content on TV was TiVo. With a relatively small installed base of 1.5 million subscribers and proprietary software, it was tough to get on the platform and even tougher to reach a sizable audience. Nick Wilson is CTO at Break Media, an entertainment community for men. He’s spent the last two decades building products that leverage digital content and is a recognized innovator in the digital entertainment field. He’s excited about Break.com being one of the first HTML5-enabled video sites.Today the landscape is completely different, as most of the major technology and CE companies are jumping into the fray with a range of connected devices, Internet-ready TVs, and Web-capable Blu-ray players. Thankfully, we’re seeing some standardization on the technology side, which means that it’s becoming increasingly straightforward to develop content and applications that are scalable across multiple platforms. For example, if your Web content meets the H.264 video encoding standard and supports the popular RSS protocol, it is 70% of the way to the TV monitor on most of the new platforms.We can draw an interesting parallel here between the early days of mobile, before Web browsers were built into phones, and today’s web-connected TVs. Years ago, the only way to get content to a mobile audience was through carrier or OEM placement, which was expensive and difficult for all but the largest brands. Today, with the exception of Apple TV, all the latest generation of web-connected devices support an open Web browser, allowing any publisher to get content onto the TV with nothing more than standard Internet engineering. We’re starting out in a more advanced spot with Web TV, and we expect that the space will quickly evolve into an open, Web-oriented ecosystem where gaining traction is less about relationships and more about producing quality content.The only option is to consolidate all the inventory from every platform into one bucket, and target your creative to a much greater, platform-agnostic pool.So now that Web TV is becoming more of a reality, what should we be thinking about when it comes to monetizing our content there? With dozens of different platforms in development or already on the market, and consumers buying thousands rather than millions of each of these devices, the available inventory on any one of them won’t be nearly enough to sell for a campaign. The only option is to consolidate all the inventory from every platform into one bucket, and target your creative to a much greater, platform-agnostic pool.Advertising on these new platforms will likely need to be part of larger, cross-media campaigns that will be purchased as part of comprehensive buys on a given publisher’s properties. A combination of limited inventory but a highly targeted audience of affluent early adopters lends itself to cutting-edge brands that want to reach this prime demographic. Hopefully, TV CPMs will be slightly higher than regular inventory as a result.It will be interesting to watch this space evolve over the next year. Needless to say, the potential is huge and TV ads are a massive business: TV accounted for nearly 36% of the $148.3 billion U.S. advertising market last year, according to ZenithOptimedia.Photo by gerard79 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more

A Foreign Degree is Great, But is it Really Worth it

first_imgRupankit Saha considers himself to be among the lucky ones. He was able to get a job at a multinational company in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 2017, after completing an undergrad degree in accounting and finance at the University of Exeter in the UK. The transition from an international student on a tier-IV visa to a tier-II visa was smooth only because his employer sponsored him for the work visa even before he graduated. Read it at Economic Times Related Itemslast_img