Dungloe group launch campaign to block Oyster farms

first_imgA group of locals in Dungloe are planning to protest against proposed Oyster Farms on inner Dungloe Bay.Plans for large-scale farms have been met with strong opposition from a number of local residents who worry about the negative impact of the projects. A demonstration has been planned at Dungloe Pier this Tuesday evening.The applications could see the inner Dungloe Bay become the site of a major oyster production project. Licence applications from one company propose the addition of up to 30,000 trestles and approx 100,000 bags at the inner bay sites. Dungloe Bay is seen as a good location for aquaculture due to the good shelter and firm substrate.Local residents have expressed fears that the oyster farms would impact on views at Dungloe Bay and prevent access to public amenities. They fear the farms would lead to overpopulation of the bay and affect tourism.“Dungloe Bay is one of the nicest natural amenities we have. Our Bay is too important to the town and beyond,” said a campaign spokesperson.As of May 2019, there were 14 applications for Aquaculture/Foreshore licences at the Public Notice phase in Dungloe Bay. The protest group say they are objecting to five of these. “We are only objecting to oyster beds in the Inner Dungloe Bay.“We fully support the oyster business in the area as it is a great source of employment in the Rosses,” the spokesperson said.As the closing date for objections draws near, a demonstration is due to be held at Dungloe pier on Tuesday evening 25th June at 7.30pm. A petition for objections will be in circulation at the event.Dungloe group launch campaign to block Oyster farms was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:dungloedungloe bayoyster farmlast_img read more

BJP wins Panaji, Valpoi bypolls

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a boost on Monday with the party winning the Panaji and Valpoi seats by a good margin in the bypolls held on August 23. Now, the BJP’s tally in the 40-member Assembly has swelled to 14 and the party-led coalition government has a total strength of 23 members. The Opposition is made up of 16 Congress MLAs and a lone Nationalist Congress Party MLA.In Panaji, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar defeated AICC secretary Girish Chodankar by 4,803 votes, while Health Minister Vishwajit Rane wrested the Valpoi seat by beating Roy Naik of the Congress by 10,066 votes. Mr. Parrikar secured 9,862 votes against Mr. Chodankar’s 5,059. Goa Suraksha Manch chief Anand Shirdokar was a distant third with 220 votes. In Valpoi, Mr. Rane polled 16,167 votes as against Naik’s 6,101. A total of 15,538 votes were polled in Panaji and 23,038 in Valpoi.On Monday, counting began at 8 a.m. and the results were declared within two hours. Addressing a press conference in the city after the win, Chief Minister Parrikar termed the party’s bypoll victory as “expected and an endorsement of the State government” and wresting Panaji as an “apt reply to the vicious campaign run by detractors against him.”Mr. Parrikar put to rest speculation that the victory would spur more Congress MLAs to defect to the BJP. He said, “The ruling coalition is a happy family. We don’t want any more MLAs from the outside for the next five years. The bypoll result has given a befitting reply to the Opposition, which often alleged that we formed the government against the mandate of the people after the Assembly election in February.” Mr. Rane said he won despite members of the mining mafia using their money power to defeat him. He also said the win vindicated his decision to quit the Congress after the Assembly polls and join the BJP.Mr. Chodankar said despite the loss he would continue to work diligently for the voters of Panaji. He said, “In the past, Congress candidates in Panaji were accused of abandoning the voters and the party’s rank and file after elections. But I am determined to work for the people of Panaji and fight for their issues.”Shantaram Naik, former MP and president of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, said the elections were a moral defeat for the BJP as “their candidates indulged into corrupt practices.” Mr. Naik alleged that the candidates “abused their official position to offer jobs to voters.” He said the Congress would strengthen its base in Panaji and Valpoi in the coming days.last_img read more

SEA Games: PH booters bow out

first_imgLIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Montree Promsawat and Sittichok Kannoo scored the goals for the reigning gold medalists as the Thais rose to the top of Group B with their 10 points after three wins and a draw.The Philippines suffered its third straight defeat and remained in fourth place with three points.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 shutoutAlready out of contention for the top two slots, the Filipino booters will close out their campaign on Thursday against Timor Leste.Promsawat opened the scoring for the Thais as he beat Filipino goalkeeper RJ Joyel to the ball and scoredon a diving header off a cross from Sasalak Haiprakhon inside the penalty box in the 28th minute. Philippines’ goalkeeper Ray Jaosep Joyel (top R) attempts to make a save against Thailand during their men’s football match at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur on August 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Adek BERRYThe Philippines will go home empty handed as both of its men’s and women’s football squads bowed out in their respective campaigns in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday.Thailand showed the Philippines under-22 squad the door with a 2-0 victory at Selayang Municipal Council Stadium in Selangor.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES SEA Games: Paras makes highlight reel out of Gilas’ rout of Myanmar Kannoo doubled the lead in extra time as he sent the ball to the back of the net after Kevin Deeromram sent the ball inside the penalty box.The Malditas also suffered the same fate as Myanmar waylaid the Philippines, 6-0, in a virtual battle for the bronze medal at UM Arena Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.The Filipinas is still in fourth place with their three points following a win and two losses, and will wrap up their schedule against Thailand, also on Thursday.Khin Moe Wai scored a hat-trick, firing her first goal in the fourth minute to ignite the shut out victory.Win Theingi Tun also did the same in the sixth minute, before Yee Yee Oo and Naw Arlo Wer Phaw quickly strung goals at the 18th and 19th minutes, respectively, as the Burmese booters quickly established the 4-0 lead within the first 20 minutes of the match.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding But just when the Filipinas thought that the match was over, Khin again fired two goals, her first in the 80th minute before capping off the victory with another strike in the 93rd minute to put the exclamation point in the dominant win. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

Injury-plagued Kiwis ready for the Lankan test

first_imgThere seems to be not much to play for when New Zealand face Sri Lanka in their final Group A encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Friday. Both teams, along with Australia and Pakistan, have already qualified for the knock-outs and are awaiting the results of the tight Group B to prepare for their quarter-finals.Yet, cricket can often be a game of momentum, and neither side would want to lose that after the strong performances they have strung together, having suffered minor setbacks earlier in the World Cup, with Sri Lanka losing to Pakistan and New Zealand getting smashed by Australia.Some of the needle has also been taken off the match by the nonavailability of Kiwi captain Daniel Vettori and pace spearhead Kyle Mills due to injuries. Vettori injured his knee while attempting a catch against Pakistan while Mills strained his quadriceps in the match against Canada here on Sunday.In their absence, the toss-up is likely to be between fast bowler Hamish Bennett and left-arm spinner Luke Woodcock, both of whom have been named in the 12. Bennett has had a patchy tournament so far, but could unsettle the Sri Lankans with some genuine pace. He had a long session with the ball in the nets. The emphasis was on facing spin bowlers, especially of the left-arm variety.The men from the Emerald Isle are the only ones among the co-hosts to be playing a match outside their home conditions, except the India- Bangladesh clash which opened the tournament in Mirpur, Dhaka.advertisementFor them, it will not only be a question of getting used to the conditions, but also playing in front of a crowd that will not be as vociferous in their support as the full houses in Hambantota, Colombo and Pallekele have been.New Zealand have already played a played a game at the newly-reconstructed stadium.However, what will count in their favour is the form their players have been in. The top four of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, captain Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene have all been among runs.With the mercury rising in the city and given the sea-side nature of the ground, the conditions will not be too different to what they have experienced in their country, and the experienced bowling attack – including Muttiah Muralitharan, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara and Ajantha Mendis – is a handful in any conditions.It won’t be a surprise, though, if they bring in fringe players like Dilhara Fernando and Rangana Herath to bring them up to match fitness.The bowlers also spent a lot of time batting in the nets, with Kulasekara in particular unveiling his ferocious hits. Sangakkara and Jayawardene, in contrast, only padded up towards the end of the two-hour plus session, and took throw-downs from the coaching staff.The pitch, as seen in the New Zealand-Canada match, has good bounce and carry, but with the afternoon start, it is likely to be flatter and extremely conducive for batting. The Kiwis have been in excellent six-hitting form in the last two matches, hitting 13 and 12 respectively against Pakistan and Canada, and there should be more of the same with the short boundaries at the Wankhede.last_img read more

Julie Nagam and Jaimie Issac Providing a powerful platform for insurgence and

first_imgAPTN Face To FaceINSURGENCE/RESURGENCE is a groundbreaking exhibition recently unveiled at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, focused on Indigenous artists from across Canada who are pushing boundaries with their work.It is also largest contemporary Indigenous art show in Canadian history curated solely by Indigenous curators.Co-curators, Dr. Julie Nagam and Jaimie Issac join host Dennis Ward on Face to Face to discuss the importance of the exhibition and how art provides a powerful platform for ideas, conversations and understanding.last_img read more

Fort St John gets early snowfall snowfall warning remains in place for

first_imgDrivebc.ca camera from the bottom of the South Taylor Hill as of 6 a.m. WednesdayA look at Mile 73 of the Alaska Highway at 6 a.m. Wednesday.A cold front from the Northwest Territories Tuesday bringing unseasonably cold temperatures to northeastern B.C. The cold front brought rain, which changed to snow Tuesday afternoon.  The front should move out of the area on Wednesday and temperatures should return closer to normal by next week. UPDATE – As of 6:20 a.m. the snowfall warning in the B.C. South Peace has ended.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A special weather statement has ended for Fort Nelson and the North Peace, but the snowfall warning remains in place for the South Peace.Fort St. John and Fort Nelson have each received 7 cm of snow since the storm started.  Snow is expected to continue until noon Wednesday with the South Peace receiving at least another 2 cm. Fort St. John should only see scattered flurries.last_img read more

Modi got ex-BSF jawan’s nomination ‘cancelled’: Kejriwal

first_imgNew Delhi: AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi got former BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s nomination “cancelled” as he was “afraid” to contest against him from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat. Yadav’s nomination as the Samajwadi Party candidate from the seat was rejected Wednesday over “discrepancies” in the two sets of nomination papers submitted by him. Notices in this regard were sent to him on Tuesday. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehicles “There will be fewer occasions in history when the jawans of a country are compelled to challenge their PM, but this is the first time in history that a PM has been so afraid of a jawan that instead of competing with him, he got his nomination cancelled on technical grounds. “Modi ji, you are very weak and the country’s jawan won,” Kejriwal tweeted. Yadav was dismissed from the Border Security Force (BSF) after he triggered a controversy by uploading a video in which he alleged that poor quality food was being served to jawans. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: Javadekar In the first set of papers on April 24, he had mentioned that he was dismissed from the Border Security Force. On April 29 he submitted a second set of papers – this time as the Samajwadi Party nominee for the Lok Sabha seat – but did not give out this information. He was also required to submit a no-objection certificate from the BSF, giving reasons for his dismissal. Modi is seeking reelection from Varanasi. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Modi, who contested from two seats –Varanasi in UP and Vadodra in Gujarat– had defeated Kejriwal from here. Congress’ Ajay Rai finished third.last_img read more

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Usually, a week one NFL preseason game serves as nothing but a gauge to a team’s readiness and depth after two weeks of camp.However, last Saturday’s match-up between the Arizona Cardinals and the Kansas City Chiefs will go down in history.The Pro Football Hall of Fame will display a flip card from the game signed by both Jen Welter and Sarah Thomas along with Welter’s game-worn coaches’ shirt. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Top Stories Pro Football HOF to display KC-AZ flip card signed by Sarah Thomas & Jen Welter+Welter’s coaches shirt from gm pic.twitter.com/rBEc3Wivl8— Mark Dalton (@CardsMarkD) August 17, 2015Welter, Cardinals inside linebacker preseason coaching intern, became the first woman to coach an NFL game and Thomas became the first woman to work as a full-time on-field official.“She was solid,” head coach Bruce Arians said of Thomas. “She got chewed out pretty good a few times, but I thought she was solid in her calls.”“She is pretty good and knows a lot about football,” linebacker Markus Golden said about Welter on the Burns & Gambo show on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “More than people would think she knows. She’s a real good coach and know a lot about pass rush and a whole lot about linebacker so she is doing a good job.” – / 45 Comments   Share   last_img read more

Extremis Global streaming service Netflix plans to

first_imgExtremisGlobal streaming service Netflix plans to debut its first original short documentary, Extremis, in September.The doc, from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Dan Krauss, follows the harrowing decisions doctors, families and patients face in urgent end-of-life case, and is shot in cinema verité style.Shot in the Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, Netflix claims the film “offers a uniquely intimate look at the intersection of science, faith, and humanity”.“I strive to explore weighty ethical and moral questions through my films,” said Kraus, whose docs The Death of Kevin Carter and Kill Team won critical acclaim. “Doctors today can sustain life in ways once thought impossible, ushering in new and extremely complex questions about what it means for critically ill people to be kept alive.”Netflix has pushed heavily into long-form docs through titles such as Virunga, but this marks its first effort in the short-form factual format.The platform has also revealed release dates for it latest original stand-up programmes. Ali Wong: Baby Cobra premieres Friday, May 6; Bo Burnham: Make Happy debuts June 3; Jim Jefferies: Freedumb on July 1; and Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking and Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills on September 23.last_img read more

Its no secret that Amazon NASDAQAMZN has been

first_imgIt’s no secret that Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been encroaching on the brick-and-mortar bookseller and legacy publishing markets since its inception. As many of you know, the company started as an online bookstore and has since expanded into every product under the sun.However, Amazon never lost sight of its core competency. With the introduction of the Kindle in 2007 and the recent announcement of the company’s plan to open its first retail store in the next few months, Amazon continues to remind the public (and book publishers) that it wants to dominate every aspect of the global books market.Historically, Amazon has sold books for razor-thin margins, with publishers routinely selling it books at 50% off the retail price. But Amazon went a step further and started selling popular titles for more than 50% off.For years, Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS) and Borders maintained that this was an unsustainable model, as Amazon was effectively losing money on every book sold. However, Amazon had the last laugh, as the company succeeded in pushing Borders out of business, nearly bankrupting Barnes & Noble, and destroying hundreds of independent bookstores. Worst of all  –for publishers – was the erosion of customers’ perception of what a book “should” cost.The situation escalated quickly with the introduction of ebooks, where Amazon employed a similar loss-leader strategy: Amazon would buy ebooks from publishers for roughly $13 and sell them for $9.99, taking a loss on each book in order to gain market share and encourage customers to purchase Kindles and/or sign up for Amazon Prime. Although Amazon would lose $3-$4 per book, they were slowly but surely pricing legacy publishers out of the market.By the end of 2009, Amazon accounted for an estimated 80% of electronic-book sales and had established the dreaded $9.99 price point for ebooks.David Young, chairman and CEO of Hachette Book Group USA (a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest publishing companies), fears this could be the end of the legacy publishing industry:“If it’s allowed to take hold in the consumer’s mind that a book is worth ten bucks, to my mind it’s game over for [the legacy publishing] business.”The legacy publishing industry generates the majority of sales through books written by celebrities, people with huge platforms, and/or fiction writers with a long history of bestselling books. For these big-money books with a built-in audience, there is often a bidding war between publishers. These negotiations usually come down to which company can pay the author the highest advance.But as book sales have declined, advances have fallen in step. Publishers who used to be able to pay a $1-million advance for a surefire book can now only afford $400,000.This is where Amazon went for the jugular: the company is intentionally overpaying authors to keep their advances high, thus pushing legacy publishers out of the market for blockbuster books. While publishers cannot afford to pay $1 million for a single book, Amazon could lose $20 million per year from its publishing arm just to put publishers in the red.In the next few years, Amazon will likely be the only place to buy books, and will most likely be one of just a few publishers left in the game. This obviously works in Amazon’s favor, but is also especially beneficial for authors: rather than splitting a 70% cut of an ebook between the author and the publisher (with the other 30% going to Amazon), by cutting out the middle man (i.e., legacy publishers), Amazon will get a 70% cut, with the other 30% going directly to authors.As legacy publishers and brick-and-mortar booksellers cling to their dwindling market shares, barriers to entry will continue to fall, and physical books will most likely go the way of vinyl records: pricey and for collectors only. Amazon has exposed the true value of these dying industries, and it doesn’t look pretty… nor valuable.last_img read more