September 19, 2021

Swimming pool and over 80 houses in multi-million plan for Donegal Town

first_imgA multi-million euro development could see over 80 housing units, a swimming pool, a digital hub and a large number of retail and office spaces being built outside Donegal Town.Plans were lodged to Donegal County Council this week by Carnvalley Holdings Ltd, who are proposing a major construction project across 7.1 acre site at The Mullans and Doonan. Included in the plans are a leisure centre, a children’s museum/play zone and a transportation hub. A new landmark community building is proposed to incorporate a digital hub and innovation centre.The development would also add a large number of new homes for Donegal Town. Seventy-seven houses are proposed on the site, as well as 11 apartments which would be included in a mixed-used retail and residential building.Two three-storey office buildings are enclosed in the plans, with two more two-story buildings set to provide a mix of office and retail spaces. Two large bulky goods buildings on the site would be divided into five units, according to the application.The site is also set to have a large open public space with various amenities.The planning application is currently at the pre-validation stage with Donegal County Council’s Planning Department. The planning office has yet to accept the proposal as a valid application. This process may take up to two weeks or more, considering the size of the development. Carnvalley Holdings Ltd is a Donegal-based company directed by Tommy and Norah Gallagher. William Donoghue & Associates of Mount Charles is the architect firm which has designed plans for The Mullans and Doonan development.Swimming pool and over 80 houses in multi-million plan for Donegal Town was last modified: November 15th, 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)last_img read more

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At long last, lie-flats land at Hawaiian Airlines

first_imgHawaiian Airlines’ new Premium Cabin promises to catapult the carrier into competition with other transpac players.Hawaiian welcomed home its first A330-200 fitted with fully lie-flat seats, the anchor element of an all-out remake of the airline’s premium product.  With routes stretching from China to New York, being able to stretch out and sleep soundly is a pre-requisite for some passengers before booking passage. Business travelers are especially keen on this. The truth is, Hawaiian has lagged behind in the lie-flat arena.As the A330-200 fleet gets refitted, there will be 18 lie-flats up front, in the pointy end of the airplane. They fold down into 180-degee affairs that are 20.5 inches wide and a full 76 inches long. They’re arrayed in a 2x2x2 configuration.  That means that passengers in the window seats don’t have direct aisle access. Hawaiian calls the seat controls “intuitive.” Seats come equipped with multiple power ports, an A/C outlet and a pair of USB connections. The inflight entertainment (IFE) is served up on large-format tablets, which rest on adjustable, telescoping arms. For those who appreciate the aesthetics of aircraft interiors Hawaiian, in conjunction with the PaulWylde consultancy of California has, according to the airline, “incorporate[d] flowing curves evocative of the winds and ocean, while marrying organic textures and pops of bright saturated color in its Premium Cabin.”At the same time Hawaiian’s A330-200 premium product receives a major makeover, it’s adding 28 more Extra Comfort seats, making for total of 68 of the 36-inch seat-pitch seats. The re-work of the cabin layout means the airline’s newly revamped A330-200s will sport 278 seats in all—16 fewer than the previous configuration. Hawaiian expects to have twenty-three A330-200s by this summer. The airline plans to start selling new Premium Cabin passage this fall. That’s when the first dedicated routes will be announced—as will “new signature service elements” and amenities. Hawaiian air safety ratinglast_img read more

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Top Five Tips for Creating a World-Class Geocache

first_imgYou’ve found them, seen them in blog posts, heard about them from other geocachers, and see the load of Favorite Points next to their names. What are they? They’re the best of the best: amazing geocaches. The time and effort that goes in to creating these geocaches is incredible.The Tin Man (GC4B6BB), a great example of thinking outside the ammo can from geocacher Ecylram.With every Geocache of the Week post I write, I always ask the geocache creator, “What criteria do you use to make sure the geocaches you create are so awesome?” We’ve taken the answers to this question. We’ve combined them with responses from geocachers about what makes a great find. And we’ve create the Top Five Tips for Creating a World-Class ‘Cache. Feel free to add your tips or ideas in the comments.1. Love Your GeocacheIf you love your geocache, others probably will too. Show your geocache some love by making sure it’s well-maintained. This includes ensuring the log stays dry, the container stays in good shape, keeping the geocache details page updated and responding promptly to “Needs Maintenance” logs. This is easier when you place a geocache that’s close to home or in a place that you’re able to access easily.2. Get CreativeSome geocaches are just there to be found, and that’s okay. Everyone plays the game differently. But great geocaches actually evoke a reaction or emotion from the finder. Sometimes it’s a laugh, and sometimes it’s an “OMG!” Geocacher Ecylram has a great piece of advice, “the find needs to bring something unique or uncommon for the cacher, and the sum of the experience needs to be memorable.” Think of it this way: a geocache is like a piece of art. Yours may not be liked by everybody, but if it causes a reaction or emotion—it’s a masterpiece. So get creative and think outside the ammo can. If you need some inspiration, check out this video about creative geocaches.This is the “OMG” look we’re aiming for.3. Location, Location, LocationI’m sure you knew this one was coming. Geocachers love to discover new and amazing places. While that railing may not have a micro geocache attached to it, do you think geocachers will be enjoy that location? Think more along the lines of parks that few people know about, hidden gems in your area, a great place for a sunset or sunrise, scenic vistas and other great spots.4. Go Big or Go HomeWe love swag, trading trackables and writing great logs. Unfortunately, the smallest geocaches aren’t conducive to these things. So if your hiding spot has enough room, place the largest geocache that will fit, while still remaining hidden. This typically means, avoiding hiding really small geocaches in really large forests. This will give geocachers the chance to trade trinkets and trackables.A great spot for a geocache. Photo by geocacher acaferreira5. Great Geocaches Deserve Great DescriptionsThink of the geocache description as your artist’s statement. Some geocachers create epic stories about their geocaches or create an adventure for other geocachers to take part in. While you don’t have to go this far for every hide, a nice paragraph or two introducing the geocache, describing the area, dropping subtle hints and giving any pertinent details will suffice. Check out the story that accompanies Das Vergessene Portal (The Forgotten Portal) (GC3HWBE). (You might have to translate it from German.)We continually see amazing creativity come out of the geocaching community. We’re still amazed by the thought and dedication that goes into keeping our favorite hobby fun. Now that you’ve read our Top Five Tips for Creating a World-Class ‘Cache, we’d like to see your examples of great geocaches and read your tips.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedSnooping near Snoopy — Take a Deep Breath (GC4M0KY) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 16, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”Catching a ‘Cacher — How to Build a Better…(GC29F60) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 31, 2013In “Community”5 Tips to Achieve Geocaching StardomFebruary 4, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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West Indies celebrate T20 World triumph in ‘Gangnam style’

first_imgThe West Indies team celebrated their dramatic victory over hosts Sri Lankans in the Twenty-20 World championship finals at the Premdasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday evening in “Gangnam style”. The West Indians burst into celebrations as they silenced the crowd of 35,000 people, including Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, cheering the home team as they ended their 33-year world championship title drought. The last West Indies won a world title was in the 50-over World Cup triumph under Clive Lloyd in 1979. Their previous biggest victory was Champions Trophy, which they won in 2004. Ironically for the hosts, it was their fourth defeat in a major final since 2007. West Indies won the T20 World crown beating Sri Lanka by 36 runs. As expected, it was a Caribbean style party that broke out on the pitch as soon as the last Sri Lankan wicket fell. Chris Gayle and his team-mates celebrated the victory wildly with energetic “Gangnam style” dancing as their party started in Colombo. It was certainly a commendable victory for the West Indies after falling much short of a target they would have liked.”It is hard to explain what this victory means to me and my team,” said Man of the Match Marlon Samuels reacting to the much awaited victory. The “Gangnam style”, introduced recently by South Korean rapper Psy as part of his album, has evoked tremendous interest among netizens as its video went viral on the social media sites. Days after being released on July 15, 2012, the “Gangnam Style” video was one of the most viewed music clips on the web. – With Headlines Today and agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgAll finals and results will be updated as regularly as possible throughout the day: MENS OPEN FINALS: The Mens Open quarter finals see Wests facing the potential giant-killer in Manly, who have shown they can rise to an occasion over the tournament. Lismore, widely regarded as the strongest country side, will need to put in a strong performance to get past the experienced Easts side, although a potential semi final against Wests looms ahead. On their form in the final round match, many would be tipping Parramatta to make it through to the semis and the match between Canterbury and Penrith could go either way. Canterbury certainly challenged Wests in their final round match, but Penrith have performed consistently over the weekend and will rate themselves as a strong chance. The quarter finals went as expected, although some may not have called Penrith to make it past Canterbury. Penrith’s win sees them match up again against Parramatta who they upset in the pool matches. Western Suburbs will face Lismore who gave them a tough match in the pool rounds. Anything could happen come semi finals! QF1- 1st Pool 1 v 4th Pool 2: Western Suburbs (9) def Manly Warringah (3) QF2- 2nd Pool 2 v 3rd Pool 1: Lismore (6) def Eastern Suburbs (4) QF3- 1st Pool 2 v 4th Pool 1: Parramatta (4) def Cronulla (2) QF4- 2nd Pool 1 v 3rd Pool 2: Penrith (4) def Canterbury (2) In what was probably one of the biggest upsets of the tournament, Lismore defeated the highly fancied Western Suburbs, champions for the past two State Cups and recent Sydney Championships winners. With a side that includes several Gold Coast players, Lismore reversed their earlier defeat to grab a position in the main event against Parramatta, who easily accounted for Penrith 7-0. Parramatta looked strong, also reversing their earlier round match loss to Penrith and the grand final is shaping up to be a tight match. SF1- Winner QF1 v Winner QF2: Lismore (6) def Western Suburbs (5) SF2- Winner QF3 v Winner QF4: Parramatta (7) def Penrith (0) It was on for young and old in the Mens grand final. One of the best displays of Touch and also sportsmanship that had been seen the entire tournament. While there was that element of showmanship and fire that often comes with Mens Open, It never ventured into dirty and both sides were led by touch legends. For Parramatta it was Mark Boland, in his 19th year playing Mens Open who helped Parramatta take an early lead, his diving touch down showing nothing of his age. For Lismore, it was Mook Harrington Senior, who ran the length of the field from Australian Open representative Matt Curran to score. The young didn’t wait too long to get in on the act either, Parramatta and Australian rising star Troy Malcolm throwing a brilliant pass to get Parramatta ahead again before Mook Junior followed his father and scored for Lismore. After one final diving touch down Lismore were crowned State Cup Champions, the first ever country side to win the title in State Cup history…since 1977! GF- Winner SF1 v Winner SF2: Lismore (4) def Parramatta (3) Player of the Final- Nathan Jones (Lismore) WOMENS OPEN FINALS: The Womens Open finals are wide open, with final round matches on Sunday morning determining final positions. After the final round of matches Cronulla snuck through to the semis with a draw against Albion Park. They will need to improve to challenge Canterbury who beat them 5-1 in the round matches. SF1- 1st v 4th: Canterbury (3) def Cronulla (1) SF2- 2nd v 3rd Easts (4) def Wests (3) drop-off Matches between East and Canterbury are fast becoming tight and tough struggles that never fail to disappoint. After their recent Sydney Championships grand final meeting and then the final second draw in their pool match at State Cup; the Grand Final also followed the same titanic struggle of a track. Canterbury led for the entire match, remarkably holding Easts scoreless for a 1-0 win. Not to be understated considering the quality of the Easts side, which contained many current Australian Open and Junior representatives. For Canterbury this win was sweet especially after conceding to Easts in the pool match and giving up the lead in the Sydney Championships grand final. GF- Winner SF1 v SF2: Canterbury (1) def Easts (0) Player of the Final- Louise Winchester (Canterbury) OTHER RESULTS: Mixed Open: Shield GF- Northern Suburbs (7) def Menai (4) Player of the Final- Andrew Stergio (northern Suburbs) and Deborah Steinhardt (Northern Suburbs) Championship GF- Cronulla (5) def Port Macquarie (2) Player of the Final- Kylie Stewart (Cronulla) and Brad Davids (Cronulla) Mens 23’s: GF- Central Coast (6) def Western Suburbs (5) Player of the Final- Ben Holden (Wests) Mens 30’s: GF- Western Suburbs (2) def Manly Warringah (1) Player of the Final- Rob Barakat (Wests) Mens 35’s: GF- Western Suburbs (3) def Canterbury (2) drop-off Player of the Final- Troy O’Malley (Wests) Mens 40’s: GF- Wollongong (4) def Port Macquarie (3) Player of the Final- John Wheatley (Wollongong) Mens 45’s: GF- Penrith (1) def Manly Warringah (0) Player of the Final- Phil O’Keefe (Penrith) Mens 50’s: GF- Canterbury (2) def Newcastle City (1) drop-off Player of the Final- Paul Healey (Newcastle City) Womens 23’s: GF- Lismore (3) def Cronulla (2) Player of the Final- Missy Shaw (Lismore) Womens 30’s: GF- Westmead (3) def Newcastle Uni (2) drop-off Player of the Final- Debbie Potts (Newcastle Uni) Womens 35’s: GF- Easts (2) def Hornsby (0) Player of the Final- Maria Sonda (Easts) Womens 40’s: GF- Port Macquarie (2) def Manly (0) Player of the Final- Deb Walsh (Port Macquarie) Senior Mixed: GF- Forster Tuncurry (2) def Port Macquarie (1) Player of the Final- Wendy Wilkins (Forster Tuncurry) and David Eason (Forster Tuncurry) Club Championship award: 73 points- Western Suburbs 71 points- Manly Warringah 69 points- Port Macquarie By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more

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UK Regulator Approves Baltic Exchange Takeover

first_imgzoom UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) approved of Singapore Exchange’s acquisition of London-based Baltic Exchange Limited on October 13, the Baltic Exchange confirmed.The approval comes on the back of the green light received from Baltic Exchange’s shareholders on the GBP 87 million takeover deal following a period of extensive consultations.The Baltic Exchange said that, after the approval of the earlier agreed scheme by Baltic Exchange shareholders on September 26 and in light of the decision by the FCA, the Court Hearing to sanction the scheme, which was initially expected to be in late November 2016, has now been scheduled to take place on November 7.The acquisition is the latest in a series of mergers and acquisitions in the world of exchanges, prompted by the persistent downturn in the shipping industry, according to Reuters.Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX) and Baltic Exchange agreed on the terms for the recommended offer by SGX for the entire issued share capital of the Baltic Exchange in late August.Under the terms of the acquisition, Baltic Exchange shareholders will be entitled to receive GBP 160.41 in cash for each Baltic Exchange Share and GBP 19.30 in cash per Baltic Exchange Share as a final dividend.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer stresses 4 to 6 A to

Coach Urban Meyer stands on the sidelines during a game against San Diego. OSU won, 42-7.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorAside from the shoulder pads and helmets popping against each other, coaches yelling out orders or the shrill of whistles, there’s been one phrase that has echoed throughout the Woody Hayes Athletic Center during Ohio State spring practice.“4 to 6, A to B.”The phrase has seemingly become second nature to the Buckeyes, as coach Urban Meyer works to give his program’s culture a facelift throughout the spring football season.“We have a mantra, we have a culture that I want to make sure we don’t lose,” Meyer said after his team’s first spring practice March 4. “What I’m looking for is simplicity, and 4 to 6 and A to B. If you can’t give us that, then we gotta move on and get another player that will.”The mantra of playing hard for four to six seconds, and rushing hard during a play from one direct point to another, is so important to OSU’s football coach that he mentioned it four times March 4, in what was his first press conference since the Buckeyes’ 40-35 loss to Clemson in the 2014 Discover Orange Bowl Jan. 3.It’s been such a big part of the culture change for OSU so far in 2014 that the words continue to trickle down across the roster and coaching staff.“It’s going to be about 4 to 6, A to B. That’s what we’re going to be about,” assistant head coach and defensive line coach Larry Johnson said March 27 when asked about his unit specifically. “We’re going to work as hard as we can in 4 to 6 seconds, and go from point A to point B as fast as we can.”The coaching staff preaches the phrase in nearly every interview session during spring ball, establishing the assertion time and again.“I know you guys are getting tired of hearing ‘power of the unit’ and ‘4 to 6 seconds,’ but here’s reality: If that’s what is truly important, and it becomes important to our players that 11 guys show up at the ball and it doesn’t matter really which number gets there first … then it’s really, really important,” cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs said to reporters after practice April 3.Meyer said he knew he and his staff had work to do to shore some things up on the team — particularly at defending the pass, as the team gave up an average of 268 yards per game through the air, good for 112th in the country — to even have a chance at success in 2014. And fixing the mistakes that cost them begins with that one simple phrase.“I don’t want a team that’s scared to make mistakes. I don’t want a team that’s thinking,” Meyer said March 4. “I want a team that goes 4 to 6 seconds, and when they put their foot on the ground, it’s A to B, it’s fast and it’s as hard as you go.”Aside from the loss to the Tigers in the Orange Bowl, OSU also fell to Michigan State Dec. 7 in the Big Ten Championship Game, 34-24, crushing the chances it had of competing for the national title.The back-to-back losses are the first for Meyer in his tenure as OSU coach, after ripping off 24 straight wins since arriving in Columbus in 2012. With nearly eight months for that feeling to sit and ruminate in his and his team’s minds before the Buckeyes have another chance to line up against an opponent, it’s clear he wants things to change.“Urban has set the tone very clearly, nothing else matters,” Coombs said. “4 to 6 seconds, point A to point B, all of us doing the same thing, going as hard as we can and the kids have bought into that.“And they’re not allowed to not buy into it, to be perfectly honest with you. It’s not an option. It is the way it’s going to be.”With the annual Spring Game at Ohio Stadium as the last scheduled, organized practice before fall camp, Meyer stressed the importance of adhering to the play-hard culture.“I want to make sure that culture’s out there,” Meyer said. “There’s never been a team, in 27 years of coaching, that team that didn’t play the hardest, didn’t win the game. Lack of execution and lack of technique — you can overcome that with incredible effort. You can’t overcome lack of effort with great technique. It doesn’t happen. At some point you’ll fail … These kids have heard that nonstop from the coaching staff.”The spring game is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium.The season opener against Navy is scheduled for Aug. 30 at noon in Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium. read more

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Mens Volleyball Ohio State advances to MIVA semifinals after 30 beatdown of

Ohio State junior setter Sanil Thomas (3) sets the ball to redshirt junior middle blocker Blake Leeson (11) during the Buckeyes’ 3-1 win against Loyola on March 29. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorThe No. 7 Ohio State men’s volleyball team will advance to the MIVA tournament semifinals after sweeping Quincy in three straight sets Saturday. The Hawks came into the match thoroughly outmatched, having lost 3-0 the two times they played the Buckeyes during the regular season and posting a 12-18 regular-season overall record and 0-14 conference record compared to the top-seeded Buckeyes.The Hawks managed to stay a few only a few steps behind the Buckeyes in the first two sets, but were left in the dust in the third when Ohio State ended the set with more than double Quincy’s points.Though Quincy kept close on Ohio State’s heels in the first set, the majority of Quincy points were a result of Ohio State miscues. Quincy senior outside hitter Anthony Winters carried his team through the first set with seven of the team’s 12 kills, but his team still fell in the set 25-22. The Buckeyes ensured the second set was not nearly as close, picking up offensive momentum and pulling away with a 25-18 win. Winters was unable to maintain the offensive pressure he showcased in the first set due in part to Ohio State’s hitting percentage reaching a match-high .476.In the third set, the Hawks lost whatever hope they had of a comeback when the Buckeyes routed Quincy for the 25-12 set win to clinch the win. The Hawks fell apart, scoring half of their points and receiving the other half from Buckeye errors.The Hawks — the No. 8 seed in the MIVA — are eliminated from the conference tournament while Ohio State will compete against the No. 4-seeded Lewis Flyers at St. John Arena Wednesday in the semifinals. read more

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2018 Big Ten Preview Maryland Terrapins

Location: College Park, Maryland 2017 Record: 4-8 (2-7 Big Ten) Head Coach: Matt Canada2018 Record: 3-1 (1-0 Big Ten)Record vs. OSU: 0-4What has happened thus far in 2018:Matt Canada took over as acting head coach following D.J. Durkin being placed on administrative leave for alleged abuse to players, which allegedly contributed to the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair on May 29. Maryland started the season upsetting No. 18 Texas 34-29 by forcing three turnovers in the fourth quarter and scoring 10 points late to snatch the win away from the Longhorns. The following week, Maryland claimed an easy victory against Bowling Green 45-14, but then faltered the following week by getting blown out at home by unranked Temple 35-14. Last week, Maryland rebounded from its loss by opening up Big Ten conference play with an easy win over Minnesota 42-13. Impact Player:Senior running back Ty Johnson has been leading the way for the Maryland offense. In four games, Johnson has had 40 carries for 300 yards and two touchdowns. This gives Johnson an average of 7.5 yards per carry and two games of over 100 yards rushing against Bowling Green and Minnesota. Johnson is not the only threat in Maryland’s offense, but he is one of its most prominent players and should continue to have success as the season goes on. Strengths:Maryland’s strength has easily been its running game thus far in the season. Maryland has already had three rushers with over 100 yards rushing each. Freshman running back Anthony McFarland has emerged in the last couple of games as a forceful weapon for Maryland, already rushing for over 291 yards on only 27 carries. Against Minnesota, he rushed for 112 yards on six carries for two touchdowns, giving him an average of 18.7 yards per carry. Sophomore running back Tayon Fleet-Davis has also rushed for three touchdowns over the first four games of play. Weaknesses:Maryland has shown that it can be prone to bad losses, with a 35-14 home defeat to Temple. Though the Terrapins utilize the run game for most of the offense, they could use more from redshirt freshman quarterback Kasim Hill, who is throwing for 129 yards per game so far this season. For Maryland to be a major contender, it will have to bring more of a dual-threat offense to the table. read more

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