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Sargassum Seaweed Control Strategy Validated

Sargassum Seaweed Control Strategy Validated

first_imgExperts from West Africa including oceanographers and environmentalists have validated a strategy to address Sargassum Seaweed surfacing along the West African coast. The validation meeting involving representatives of affected countries concluded on Wednesday, August 10, in Monrovia with the experts devising strategies to address the situation through study.Following studies of the strategies, another forum will be organized to reach a working protocol that all affected countries will abide by.Sahr Abraham Grass-Sessay, West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WABiCC) Advisor to United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Abidjan Convention, who provided his expert opinion on the effects of seaweed, noted that it affects the tourism and fishing industries along the Atlantic coast.Grass-Sessay added that the brownish seaweed also suppresses the growth and survival of animals and plants along the coast.Among strategies designed to tackle the problem, he said, are studies to find out the use of the seaweed to benefit the human populace.He said turning the seaweed into beer or animal feed can serve as means of creating benefit.Grass-Sessay said the emergence of the seaweed may be the effect of the mixture of warm and cold ocean waters. He however quoted other sources that say after the seaweed surfaces on the water, it is subsequently brought to the coast as a result of marine movement and oil exploration. These two instances, he said, are yet to be independently confirmed.A brief ceremony marking the end of the two-day discussion was attended by Abou Bamba, Abidjan Convention Regional Coordinator; Simeon Moriba, Mano River Union (MRU) Deputy Secretary General for Development; and ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia, Tunde Ajisomo.In remarks earlier, Ambassador Ajisomo praised the venture and commended the West African experts for putting their brains to work to discuss the confronting environmental problem.MRU Secretary General Simeon Moriba, on the other hand, noted that the process to address the Sargassum seaweed problem will not only help the environment and marine species, but will also provide job opportunities for youths in the ECOWAS and MRU states.He described the youths in MRU countries as a “lost generation who were affected by crises created in the region.”Meanwhile, another phase of the meeting geared towards scrutinizing the Abidjan Convention followed, with officials of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Convention’s Secretariat x-raying each point contained in the convention to recommend what should be injected or removed.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Police rank shot after vessel came under attack

Police rank shot after vessel came under attack

first_imgA Police rank attached to the Macapa Base, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) was on Tuesday shot and injured after the vessel he was travelling in came under attack by a group of men on the Venezuelan side of the border. Corporal Quincy Alexander, 38, of South Amelia’s Ward, Linden, was shot to the lower back and was late Tuesday evening medevac to Georgetown to receive medical treatment.His condition is listed as serious but stable. Based on reports received, the Police rank was among a group of passengers onboard a wooden vessel and as it was travelling from Eteringbang to Macapa, it came under fire.The incident, according to Police, occurred at about 12:00h in the vicinity of Butanuamu Creek Point, Region Seven. The other passengers in the board reportedly jumped overboard and used the boat as a shield. It is unclear if the Police rank returned fire. An investigation has been launched into the attack.last_img read more

Cecil Lake Road Closed

Cecil Lake Road Closed

first_imgThe RCMP have started to stop traffic on the Cecil Lake Road.The RCMP are stopping traffic before you head down into the valley on the 103 road. At this time the Cecil Lake road has been closed as the RCMP deal with a number of accidents at the bottom of the hill heading towards the bridge.The road in that area is extremely slippery because of ice that has formed on the road and the bridge. We do not know at this time when the road will be re-opened.- Advertisement –last_img

Murray announces hip surgery, eyes grasscourt season

Murray announces hip surgery, eyes grasscourt season

first_img“Today I underwent successful right hip surgery at the St Vincent Hospital in Melbourne,” the former world number one said on Facebook.“I’d like to thank Dr John O’Donnell and all of the staff for looking after me. I look forward to returning to competitive tennis during the grasscourt season. Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes and support over the last few days. I’ll come back from this.”The three-time Grand Slam champion, who dislodged Novak Djokovic from the top of the rankings towards the end of 2016, has slipped to 19th in the world due to his lengthy lay-off.He first felt pain in his right hip during his French Open semi-final loss to Swiss Stan Wawrinka in June.The grasscourt season starts after the French Open, with the first event taking place in Stuttgart, Germany, from June 11.Murray is a two-time Wimbledon winner and has been champion at Queen’s in London on five occasions, both of which are played on grass courts.The BBC reported that he hopes to be hitting balls on court in about seven or eight weeks and has been given a timescale of 14 weeks as a guide for a return.But Murray said he is not “interested in coming back for a specific tournament”, in comments reported by the BBC.“My plan is to be back playing around the grass-court season — potentially before then — but I’m certainly not going to rush anything,” he said. “I want to know when I come back that I’m ready.”“The surgeon felt that my hip will be feeling better than it did a year ago,” Murray added. “Obviously, I was still doing fine a year ago — I was ranked number one in the world.“I’m certainly not going to be putting in the same amount of tournaments and effort to try to get to number one in the world. I’ll be playing a reduced schedule, and then focusing more on trying to win major events and big tournaments rather than trying to achieve certain ranking goals.”A host of top names are battling to be fit for the first Grand Slam of the year, which starts in Melbourne on January 15.Japan’s Kei Nishikori has already pulled out and world number one Rafael Nadal and six-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic remain huge doubts, having yet to play a competitive match this year.Former champion Stan Wawrinka and Canada’s Milos Raonic are also returning from injuries but intend to play in Melbourne.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Andy Murray, seen here in December 2017, announced he had hip surgery in Australia and was hoping to return to competitive tennis in time for the grasscourt season midway through the year © AFP/File / Patrick HAMILTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 8 – Andy Murray announced he had hip surgery in Australia on Monday and is hoping to return to competitive tennis in time for the grasscourt season midway through the year.The 30-year-old Scot has not played competitively since being knocked out of the Wimbledon quarter-finals last year and last week withdrew from this month’s Australian Open.last_img read more

Man’s amazing tribute in memory of wife kicks off in Malin Head

Man’s amazing tribute in memory of wife kicks off in Malin Head

first_imgA Nottingham man whose wife sadly passed away from cancer in 2016, is planning a fantastic tribute in her memory this September when he undertakes the 500-mile cycle between Malin Head and Mizen Head to raise funds for the Childhood Cancer Foundation.John Walsh and ten of his close friends arrived in Donegal this week to honour John’s wife, who, he says, had dedicated her life to working with children.“Margaret was born in Nottingham but her mother Anne was from Galway and her father Martin was from Mayo and she spent many happy summers in Ireland as a child visiting her uncle’s farm in Galway,” John said. He added: “My wife had dedicated her life to helping children, she was a trained nursery nurse and special needs teacher, who worked all over the world. Margaret held charities like Childhood Cancer Foundation, close to her heart and having lost her battle with bowel cancer in March 2016, we could not think of a better way to honour her memory.”Maura Toner of Childhood Cancer Foundation (CCF) says that the charity is very thankful to John for choosing to dedicate this incredible cycle to raising awareness of childhood cancer which starts on the 1st of September, childhood cancer awareness month.“Childhood Cancer Foundation has been working hard over the last 4-5 years to help to improve the supports and services for children and their families who are living with cancer in Ireland. Thanks to the generous support of people like John, we are funding three projects on St John’s Paediatric Cancer Ward in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. These include, Play Services on St John’s paediatric cancer day unit, a medical research project in conjunction with UCD School of Nursing which investigates the benefits of complementary therapies for children in active treatment for cancer and Beads of Courage, an internationally recognised, innovative arts in medicine supportive care programme in use in over 240 paediatric cancer hospitals in the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and other countries, designed to help children understand and cope with their cancer diagnosis. “Maura explained that in January of this year Childhood Cancer Foundation started working on a Shared Care Hospital Project which aims to improve facilities and supports for children with cancer while hospitalised in isolation rooms in the country’s 16 shared care hospitals.She added: “Our primary goal is to raise awareness of childhood cancer. Increased awareness will result in more funding to improve services for all children with cancer, their families and caregivers. We run the Light It Up Gold Campaign each September which sees important buildings and landmarks around Ireland light up gold as part of an international awareness campaign. We also advocated for children in the National Cancer Strategy 2017-2026 published in July.”Meanwhile John, who travels to Ireland with his son Jack and a team of friends, says are ‘relatively new to cycling’ says he expects some challenges along the way.Their route involves them travelling through Donegal, Sligo, Mayo, Galway, Limerick, Clare, Kerry to Cork.‘We have 7 days to complete the trip so we have been training for months. We know there will be a few challenges along the way and hoping the weather will be on our side!’So far, the cycling team has raised over €7,000 for the charity and anyone who would like to donate can do so online at https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11362287_cycle-ireland-challenge-2017.html Man’s amazing tribute in memory of wife kicks off in Malin Head was last modified: September 1st, 2017 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

Have Real Madrid or Barcelona had the better decade? Season-by-season comparison

Have Real Madrid or Barcelona had the better decade? Season-by-season comparison

first_img 11 11 2007/08 season – click the right arrow to see the rest of the comparison – Barcelona: This was Frank Rijkaard’s last season in charge at Camp Nou, and felt something like the end of an era for the Catalan outfit. They failed to win any silverware, coming third in the league and losing at the semi-final stage of both Copa del Rey and the Champions League. It was the last season for Ronaldinho at Barca, and was the first year in which Lionel Messi started to establish himself as a key player – scoring 16 goals in 24 games.
Real Madrid: Although Real were worse than Barca in both the Copa and the Champions League – being knocked out in the round of 16 in both – they did claim silverware. Coached by Bernd Schuster Real won LaLiga, finishing eight points ahead of second placed Villarreal and 18 points ahead of Barca.
Verdict: Real blew Barcelona out the water this season, rightfully winning the league, despite their lesser performances in the cup competitions. 2015/16 season – Barcelona: More success for Enrique as Barca claimed the UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup, LaLiga and Copa. They were thrashed 5-1 over two legs by Athletic Club in the Supercopa, and knocked out in the Champions League quarter-finals. The football remained exhilarating, through doubts started to creep in about Enrique’s managerial pedigree.
Real Madrid: Real struggled until Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafa Benitez as manager, and though their domestic season was poor – finishing runners-up in the league and not making it past the round of 32 in the Copa – the Frenchman guided Los Blancos to Champions League success.
Verdict: Although some questioned whether Real Madrid were worthy winners of the European Cup, or simply fluked their way to the trophy, that success meant their season was better than Barcelona’s. 11 11 2008/09 season – Barcelona: Following Pep Guardiola’s appointment as head coach, Barca went on to enjoy the greatest season in Spanish football history – and one of the greatest years in the history of the sport. They became the first team in Spain to complete the treble – winning LaLiga, the Copa and the Champions League – and achieved all their success in style. They ended the league season nine points ahead of Real.
Real Madrid: Real started the season by beating Valencia to win the Supercopa de Espana, but that was as good as it got for the Madrid club. Bernd Schuster was replaced as manager in December by Juande Ramos, as Real ended up finishing second in the league, being knocked out at the round of 32 stage in the Copa and the round of 16 stage in the Champions League.
Verdict: Barcelona are easy winners this season, with Guardiola’s team considered one of the best in the history of the sport. 11 Verdict – While Real Madrid have ended the decade on the up, Barcelona can still claim to be the most dominant team in Spain since 2007. In fact, they have arguably been the most dominant team in world football in the last 10 years. They became the first Spanish team to complete the treble, and under Pep Guardiola developed a style of play which continues to be mimicked the world over. Real’s European Cup successes are remarkably impressive – history making, in fact – but over the last decade they have had to watch Barcelona become the envy of the footballing world whilst trying to play catch up. 11 11 11 2012/13 season – Barcelona: Barca couldn’t be kept off top spot for too long. They won LaLiga under new manager Tito Vilanova, but didn’t find success in the Supercopa – losing to Real – the Copa or the Champions League – being knocked out at the semi-final stage in both.
Real Madrid: As listed above, Real started the season well by beating Barca to the Supercopa, but Jose Mourinho’s men failed to win any other silverware. They were 15 points off top spot in the league, lost to Atletico Madrid in the Copa final, and were beaten by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-finals.
Verdict: In a season of limited success for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, the Catalan club come out on top for claiming the only major honour – LaLiga – and doing so in style. 11 2010/11 season – Barcelona: It was another three trophies for Pep and Co. this season, with another Champions League, Supercopa and LaLiga title added to Guardiola’s glowing CV. They also reached the Copa final, but were beaten after extra time by Real.
Real Madrid: Jose Mourinho was appointed manager in the summer to return Real to their former glories, and for the first time since 2008 the Bernabeu club seriously challenged Barca. They finished second in the league by just four points, beat Barca in the Copa final to claim their only piece of silverware, and also reach the Champions League semi-finals – where they lost to the Catalan club.
Verdict: Although Real closed the gap on their rivals, Barcelona’s success in both the league and Champions League meant they enjoyed a better campaign. 2013/14 season – Barcelona: Barca lost out on the LaLiga title by three points, finishing second on goal difference, and only ended the season with the Supercopa to their name. They lost in the Copa final to Real, and failed to make it past the quarter-final stage in the Champions League. Tata Martino was appointed boss in the summer, but was sacked at the end of a rather dismal season.
Real Madrid: Real also failed to win LaLiga, as city rivals Atletico Madrid became the first team outside the big two to win the league since Valencia in 2004. However, under Carlo Ancelotti they did complete a cup double, and the Italian achieved what he was hired to do – win the Champions League. They beat Atleti in the final to claim La Decima and overcame Barca in the Copa final to make it two major honours.
Verdict: Despite league success eluding Real Madrid, they enjoyed a wonderful campaign in relation to Barcelona’s. 11 2011/12 season – Barcelona: Barca were finally knocked off the top of LaLiga, but still managed to end the season with the Copa, the UEFA Super Cup, the Club World Cup and the Supercopa to their name; they beat Real on their way to winning the Copa and the Supercopa. Barca also made it to the Champions League semi-finals, but were beaten by eventual winners Chelsea.
Real Madrid: Real enjoyed a record breaking league season under Jose Mourinho, winning the title with 100 points and scoring 121 goals – ending nine points clear of Barca. They didn’t claim any other silverware, being beaten by their rivals in the Copa and the Supercopa, and losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League semi-finals.
Verdict: Although Barcelona had more trophies at the end of the year, Real’s season was the better one as they absolutely dominated LaLiga on their way to winning the title. 2009/10 season – Barcelona: Barca started the campaign knowing they could win a sextuple, and though they failed to achieve that over the course of the season, they did end 2009 with six trophies to their name. They added the UEFA Super Cup, the Club World Cup and the Supercopa to their previous season’s tally, then added another LaLiga title in 2010. They ended the season with four of six trophies, losing in the Copa round of 16 and the Champions League semi-finals to eventual winners Internazionale of Milan.
Real Madrid: Again Real paled into insignificance alongside Barca, failing to claim a single piece of silverware in 2009/10. They finished second in the league, were knocked out in the Copa at the round of 32 and the Champions League at the round of 16.
Verdict: Another easy win for Guardiola’s Barcelona, who dominated. Real Madrid have enjoyed a glorious season, winning LaLiga and the Champions League under Bernabeu icon Zinedine Zidane.Catalan rivals Real Madrid have had to watch on with envy, as Luis Enrique’s men ended the season with just the Supercopa de Espana and the Copa del Rey to their name.This makes a change from recent history, as all too often it has been Barca atop the heap with Real struggling to match the wealth of honours won by the Camp Nou club.But, which club has been better over the last 10 years? talkSPORT take a season-by-season look at both Barcelona and Real Madrid to try and determine which team has dominated Spanish football since 2007.Click the right arrow, above, to see the results… 2016/17 season – Barcelona: Barca were beaten to the LaLiga title by Real, but did win the Copa and the Supercopa. Their Champions League campaign was fairly disastrous – aside from that comeback win over PSG – and it was no surprise Luis Enrique stepped down as manager at the end of a shoddy campaign.
Real Madrid: In Zidane’s first full season in charge he managed to improve upon his debut half-season by winning the Champions League – Real became the first team to retain the trophy since its rebranding in 1992 – and also by guiding Los Blancos to long-awaited LaLiga success. There was also success in the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup. In winning the league, doubts about Zidane and Madrid’s true quality disappeared almost overnight.
Verdict: It was another wonderful season for Real Madrid, who made history in the Champions League and also beat Barcelona to the league title. 11 2014/15 season – Barcelona: It was time for another Barca treble, this time under the management of Luis Enrique. They won LaLiga, the Copa and the Champions League – beating Juventus in the final. After a shaky start to the camapign, Barca started to play some wonderful football, and the MSN trio of Messi, Suarez and Neymar established themselves as the most feared forward line in world football.
Real Madrid: Real built on the previous season’s Champions League success by winning the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup, though they failed to claim any further honours. They lost the Supercopa, finished second in the league, were knocked out in the Champions League semi-finals, and only made it to the Copa round of 16.
Verdict: Barcelona were one of the most feared teams in Europe in 2014/15, and blew Real Madrid’s limited success out the water. last_img read more

Case struck out as Storm Emma meant man couldn’t pay fine

Case struck out as Storm Emma meant man couldn’t pay fine

first_imgA Buncrana man, who was unable to pay a fixed charge penalty notice last week as his local Post Office was closed due to Storm Emma, had the charge struck out.Seamus Doherty (49), of Beauville Lane, Aghilly, Buncrana, appeared at Buncrana District Court, charged with using a vehicle without an NCT on April 7, 2017 at Main Street, Buncrana. Mr Doherty went to pay the fine last week, but found that the Post Office was closed. On Monday of this week, Mr Doherty again went to pay the fine, but was told that he was too late and the payment couldn’t be processed.“The weather was bad last week, he didn’t have the chance to pay when he made the attempt so I’m striking the matter out,” said Judge Gerard Jones.Case struck out as Storm Emma meant man couldn’t pay fine was last modified: March 9th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:buncranaBuncrana District CourtJudge Gerard JonesSeamus Dohertylast_img read more

KEVIN LOGUE WINS GAEIL FHANADA 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

KEVIN LOGUE WINS GAEIL FHANADA 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgPáirc Uí Shiadhail in Portsalon was the venue for the Gaeil Fhánada Rás 5k and fun walk. The runners and walkers enjoyed the scenic Ard glass and Corry and coasted downhill all the way back to the club house where competitors enjoyed a cup of tea on a beautiful summers evening.Well done to all competitors in particular the many families who supported the event. Pride of place on the night went to young Kevin Logue from Ballinacrick, running for Cranford AC with a hugely impressive time of 18.32 on a challenging course followed by Damien Mc Bride of Milford AC.Doaghbeg native Marie Mc Ateer was the first lady over the line with a time of 24.41 followed by fellow Fanad AC athlete Martina Carr.Australia’s Simon Chodziesner won the over 50 category while Maire Callaghan and Aidan Sweeney were prizewinners in the over 45 category.Comhghairdeas le gach duine a ghlac páirt agus mile buíochas d’achan duine a chuidigh ar an oiche. Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 60 18.32 Kevin Logue sm Cranford AC2 55 18.45 Damian Mc Bride sm Milford AC3 18 18.59 PJ Hagan sm Milford A C4 19 19.18 Michael Gallagher sm Finn Valley A C 5 56 20.32 Shaun Coyle sm GaeilFhanada6 38 20.47 Ruairi Lafferty jm Unattached7 40 22.16 Michael Heraghty sm GaeilFhanada8 17 22.46 Aidan Heraghty sm GaeilFhanada 9 5 22.58 Simon Chodziesner m50 Unattached10 26 23.25 Ronan Sweeney jm GaeilFhanada11 25 23.25 Aidan sweeney m45 GaeilFhanada12 12 24.13 Sam Faulkner sm Unattached13 54 24.39 James Howe jm GaeilFhanada14 46 24.41 Marie Mcateer sw GaeilFhanada15 37 24.54 James Sweeney jm GaeilFhanada16 23 25.29 John mcelwaine sm Lifford A C17 51 25.41 Martina Carr sw Unattached18 24 25.56 Maire Callaghan w45 GaeilFhanada19 52 26.13 Clar nicatsaoir sw Unattached20 36 26.43 Pat Sweeney m45 GaeilFhanada21 35 27.14 Oisin Blaney sm GaeilFhanada22 4 29.38 Sean Sweeney sm Unattached23 39 31.07 Rosheen McGinley Walker GaeilFhanada24 53 31.35 Aisling Howe Walker GaeilFhanada25 21 31.42 connor heraghty Walker GaeilFhanada26 27 35.28 Mark Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada27 2 37.08 Grainne Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada28 28 37.11 Ciaran Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada29 31 37.11 Gerard Sweeney sm GaeilFhanada30 32 37.53 Cian Sweeney Walker GaeilFhanada31 15 37.56 Ciaran Mcdevitt Walker GaeilFhanada32 48 38.02 Ciara mcelwaine Walker Unattached33 57 42.45 Dan Kerr Walker GaeilFhanada34 58 42.46 Shaun Kerr Walker GaeilFhanada35 43 43.00 Ryan Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada36 49 44.49 Ruth Stewart Walker GaeilFhanada37 50 45.51 Darragh McElwaine Walker GaeilFhanada38 47 45.54 Ronan McElwaine Walker Unattached39 34 45.54 Rose Friel Walker GaeilFhanada40 22 46.00 Amy McGonagle Walker GaeilFhanada41 20 46.52 caitlin Heraghty Walker GaeilFhanada42 16 46.58 Shaun mcdevitt Walker GaeilFhanada43 7 47.10 Brian Gibbons Walker Unattached44 45 48.23 Mark Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada45 42 48.47 Emma Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada46 44 48.52 Michaela Shiels Walker GaeilFhanada47 41 49.15 Breda Hunter Walker GaeilFhanada48 59 49.16 Marian Howe Walker GaeilFhanada49 14 49.17 Deirdre McDevitt Walker Unattached50 8 49.19 Aoife Gibbons Walker Unattached51 6 49.21 Wary Gibbons Walker Unattached52 11 50.26 Maud Mc Clean Walker Unattached53 13 50.28 Jennifer Gallagher Walker Unattached54 9 50.29 JP gallagher Walker GaeilFhanada55 33 53.00 Cian Friel Walker GaeilFhanada56 10 53.07 Ciaran Gallgher Walker Unattached57 29 53.16 Rachel Alonso Walker GaeilFhanada58 30 53.44 Sara Alonso Walker GaeilFhanadaKEVIN LOGUE WINS GAEIL FHANADA 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: August 9th, 2014 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:GAEIL FHANADA 5Klast_img read more

SIMPLY RED STAR HUCKNALL TAKES DONEGAL ESTATE BATTLE TO COURT

SIMPLY RED STAR HUCKNALL TAKES DONEGAL ESTATE BATTLE TO COURT

first_imgSIMPLY RED musicians Mick Hucknall and Christopher De Margary ongoing dispute with a neighbour over fishing and shooting rights on adjoining estates in County Donegal will be heard in court today.Lead singer Hucknall and sax player De Margary are due in Letterkenny Circuit Court in the dispute with their neighbour John Wilde.They claim he has interfered with their rights and those of their guests on the Glenmore Estate at Welchtown, Ballybofey. Mr Wilde retains links to a neighbouring estate across the river Finn at Cloghan Lodge, where he still lives, although he sold it some years ago.Hucknall and De Margary, who are keen anglers, are claiming that since they purchased the fishing, shooting and “hereditaments” rights for €1.3 million at Glenmore on August 5th, 2005, Mr Wilde had interfered with their “quiet enjoyment” of those rights.They said Mr Wilde had also laid claim to the ownership of the rights on Glenmore.Mr Wilde however claims the previous owner of Glenmore, John Mackie, transferred the fishing and shooting rights to his father.The musicians were refused an injunction preventing alleged continued encroachment at the same court four years ago.All eyes will be on Letterkenny court house today as two legal heavyweights begin setting out the case for their clients.Damian Crawford will represent Mr Wilde, while Peter Nolan will represent the world famous musicians.The chart-topping stars acquired some rights to the River Finn outside Ballybofey in 2006 after they bought the Glenmore Rivers estate.Both are keen anglers and saxophonist De Margey even set up home on the estate.Hucknall, 56, often stays on the 24,000 acre Co Donegal estate where he is popular with locals.SIMPLY RED STAR HUCKNALL TAKES DONEGAL ESTATE BATTLE TO COURT was last modified: March 24th, 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) Tags:Christopher De MargarydonegalJohn WildeJUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Circuit CourtMick HucknallSimply Redlast_img read more

Donegal woman inspires global ‘Bake Bread for peace’ movement

Donegal woman inspires global ‘Bake Bread for peace’ movement

first_imgDonegal woman Breezy Kelly is the driving force behind Bake Bread for Peace, which has become a unique global movement that uses bread as the focal point for peace building.What began as a simple idea has now spread across the world with individuals and communities coming together to promote ‘harmony, neighbourliness and a sense of community’ at a time there is so much conflict in the world.Breezy, who is from Glenties, chose the activity of baking bread as a channel for peace because she says it is one of the most common and basic communal activities shared by people all over the world. “There is so much chaos in the world right now, in Syria and beyond. We hear lots of talk of war, but very little of peace. Our governments seem to be ignoring the idea of peace, burying their heads in the sand and hoping things will work out. It’s therefore up to citizens to promote the idea of peace, in whatever way we can.“Baking bread is something ancient, something shared by people of all races, religions and perspectives. It is a universal sign of peace, something we can do together. This might be a simple idea but from small acorns big oak trees grow.”Breezy spreading the word of peace.Breezy has developed her idea into what has become the ‘International Bake Bread for Peace Day’ on October 24th. With the help of the internet her idea has gathered momentum all over Ireland and now internationally. She is now encouraging others to get involved, including schools and workplaces, and people at home who want to do something to make an offering towards peace in the world.Breezy is keen to stress that Bake Bread for Peace is not an organisation. It has no staff or office and doesn’t engage in fundraising. “It is simply an idea that is being shared around the world and people are free to develop it in whatever way they can” she says. Breezy has been involved in promoting the ancient tradition of home-baking for over fifteen years. For over a decade she was involved in the Heritage in Schools scheme run by the Heritage Council and the I.N.T.O.She comes from a background where traditions are very important and this led her to launch “Sillybucks”, a project whose aim is to collect and record stories, songs, recipes and cooking methods of days gone by.In 2006 she published a collection of traditional recipes called ‘Bread, Scones, Stories and Songs’ which is now in its third print run. In 2013 she was involved in organising the ‘Born and Bread’ project as part of the ‘One Donegal Diversity Month’.In 2015 alongside her dog Sheila and a bag of bread soda she took to the roads of Northern Ireland to share the idea of baking bread for peace. She travelled throughout the six counties and was hosted by individuals and families who enjoyed evenings of baking, songs and stories. She eventually ended that trip on the steps of Stormont where she baked bread for peace with MLAs from the different political parties.“It was an experience I won’t soon forget. I received such a warm welcome, incredible people from all communities, and shared wonderful conversations. I heard stories of suffering and of war but not once did I hear any mention of revenge or bitterness. One woman I spoke to lost her father and brother. Despite her great sadness, she ‘Breezy, I had to forgive or it would have eaten me up inside.’ Everyone I met had one thing in common, a desire that they will never return to the bloodshed again. There is still a lot of healing happening and it will take time but I have great faith in the Peace Process. I see Northern Ireland as a global beacon for peace in this way.” Breezy recently completed a similar trip throughout the west of Ireland. She says her experiences there were somewhat different and that the importance of peace perhaps isn’t as alive due to the absence of conflict in recent times.“Oftentimes south of the border we don’t appreciate what it was like north of the border or elsewhere in the world where war in modern times hasn’t been a reality. It can be hard to imagine. Still, I had amazing conversations with people in Mayo and in Galway and with the drivers of cars who stopped to pick me up when I was hitching. It is all about conversations, sharing wisdom and stories. That is how peace comes about. There’s an old Persian proverb that says drops that gather one by one finally become an ocean.”Breezy says she is loving hearing from people all over the world through her Bake Bread for Peace Facebook page. She says she has invitations coming in to bake, sing and share stories from people throughout Ireland, in the UK and beyond. Right now her focus for now is on October 24th for International Bake Bread for Peace Day.You can find out more through the Bake Bread for Peace Facebook Page or by emailing Breezy at breezy.willow@hotmail.com Donegal woman inspires global ‘Bake Bread for peace’ movement was last modified: October 18th, 2016 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