A town park and multipurpose all-weather pitch for the Twin Towns area has moved a step closer.Local county councillor Patrick McGowan has welcomed the progress after planning for the proposed €1.2M park was adopted.He said “I have been driving this project for a long time and am delighted that we are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. “The decision which was proposed by me at today’s full council meeting means the Council can move to complete to purchase the lands as agreed now with planning being secured.”The townpark as recommended by council will be stand alone as one proposal was to include the all-weather multipurpose pitch in the park itself in Drumboe but that is not the case now.The proposed park will be kept for walks, children’s playground, recreational, open space andwhich will be very much in keeping with the surrounding area. The civil war monument (Martyrs monument) will act as a focal point as well .Drumboe is a very relaxing area where people regularly goe for walks in one of Ireland’s most varied woodlands. In relation to the Multipurpose, all-weather full-size pitch the council has secured €1.2M peace 1v funding which will be constructed at the Stranorlar sports master plan area located next to the existing sports facilities.Finn Harps new stadium and the Finn valley centre sports master plan area will be enhanced by the addition of this state of the art all-weather pitch which will be available to a variety of sports and will support outdoor training all year round day and night.The facility will include changing rooms and flood lighting.The Council are working on management arrangements at present and this will include equal access for all types of sports as was envisaged when applying for under the peace programmewhich was zoned almost 20 years ago will.“Two year ago I approached the land owners at Drumboe and commenced the negotiations which the council are now pursuing, this part 8 is a direct result of that and when adopted will allow the Council to complete the deal. “The multipurpose full size all weather pitch is something I have been pursuing almost as long as the town park. I persuaded the council some years ago to make an application for funding but at that stage we were unsuccessful so when peace 1V opened and the Council held meetings around the County seeking proposals I convinced my colleagues on BASICC to propose the All weather pitch and which lead to this successful project receiving funding .“I am very grateful to BASICC , Donegal CO Council managment & staff , LCDC members and staff and of course Peace1V supporting what will be a great facility.“This will be a massive boost to the County designated Stranorlar sporting centre of excellence.“All we need now is for the FAI troubles to be settled and a big dream back in 2000 by Alice Bonner, Francey Coyle, myself and others will really take off,” said Cllr McGowan. All weather pitch and proposed park for Stranorlar moves a step closer was last modified: April 25th, 2019 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)
SANTA CLARA — The 49ers’ hopes this season and beyond are rooted strongly in two players they’ve acquired via trade: Jimmy Garoppolo, their rehabilitating quarterback who arrived on Halloween 2017, and Dee Ford, their long-sought pass rusher by way of Kansas City.But one thing this 49ers regime can’t avoid is scuttlebutt over trades that weren’t consummated.Last season, a dark cloud lingered after a failed deal for then-Raiders pass rusher Khalil Mack, not to mention sincere interest in …
SharePrint RelatedOne Woman’s Journey Brings Physical Geocaches to National ParksDecember 8, 2010In “Community”Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsAugust 12, 2011In “Community”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community” Four eyes see more geocaches than two. Many hands fumbling under benches, in nooks, and crevices are more likely to make the grab. A difficult puzzle is solved more easily with combined brain power. If you took our Geocaching Quiz and learned you are a Social Butterfly, chances are that you know the advantages that come with geocaching in a group. But finding someone to go geocaching with can sometimes be difficult, especially when just starting out. Luckily, there are geocaching organizations and associations all around that world that connect geocachers to other local geocachers, strengthen the local and global geocaching community, help beginners get into the game, and so, so much more.To learn what it means to be a part of a geocaching group, we asked two geocaching associations, Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA) in the United States and Geopt.org in Portugal to share a little bit about what they do.Washington State Geocaching Association (WSGA)GeoArt created by the WSGAWSGA was founded in 2002 when 19 geocachers learned that geocaching would be banned in all Washington State Parks. (But don’t worry. Thanks to WSGA, geocaches are still allowed in Washington State Parks and there is now an official Washington State Parks Centennial GeoTour.) Since then, the association has grown to almost 500 members. Abby Wolfe, President of the WSGA, says, “We work with parks at all levels (city, county, state, federal) to promote geocaching as a beneficial, family-oriented activity through our highly regarded Park Liaison Program and CITO activities.” Their efforts continue to nurture successful partnerships with parks and allow geocaching in most parts of the state.The organization in Washington also hosts events, meet and greets, and organizes special outings such as an annual Summer Campout.WSGA also functions as the local news for geocachers. Geocachers in Washington can stay updated on geocaching events in their area by following WSGA on Facebook. If you are a Washingtonian geocacher and want to become a member, you can join on this website.Geopt.org (Portugal)Soccer and geocaching mix well: Mini-Super Liga Geopt 2013.Geopt.org, Portugal’s equivalent to the WSGA, has collected an impressive 6442 registered members since being established in 2010. This accounts for approximately 30% of the Portuguese geocaching community.Gustavo Vidal, Vice-President of Geopt.org, describes the work of the Portuguese geocaching association: “Our organization has a Geocaching portal at www.geopt.org, where you can find all our activities. We have a Geocaching discussion forum, an online TV network (www.geopt.tv) where we play Geocaching vídeos and broadcast live some of our main events, and where we give annual awards to the owners of the best Portuguese caches, or the Mini-Super Liga, a soccer tournament with geocachers from allover the country.” The club also releases the free GeoMagazine and provides discounts for their members in Geocaching and adventure shops or camping parks.The sense of community geocaching organizations offer can be a great help for new geocachers and old pros alike, and are an easy way to make new geocaching friends. You can find a geocaching group in your area in the geocaching forums or by searching for your location and “geocaching organisation” online. Other words to search for are ”geocaching club” or “geocaching association”.Are you part of a geocaching association? Please send us your contact information through this form!Share with your Friends:More
NAGPUR: The Nagpur police will host a day-long inter-State police coordination meet on Monday to formulate a strategy to check crime across borders.“IPS officers of the rank of Superintendent of Police and above from Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Eastern Maharashtra will participate in the coordination meeting on August 28. This meeting is an initiative of Nagpur Commissioner of Police K. Venkateshan. The aim is to discuss and formulate a strategy to check criminal activities and criminals operating in these three adjoining areas,” Nagpur Joint Commissioner of Police Shivaji Bodkhe said at a press conference on Saturday.Mr. Bodhkhe said the police have observed that miscreants commit the crime in one of these regions, and go into hiding into the neighbouring region. “This meeting will see the exchange of information about such crimes and criminals. Nagpur is emerging as a transport hub, and the city is expected to see an increase in the population of migrants. Most of the districts in eastern Maharashtra share borders with districts in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. The districts adjoining Chhattisgarh also witness Maoist activities, so it is important to share information and improve coordination,” he said.The Additional Director General of Police of the Crime Investigation Department of Madhya Pradesh police and the Inspector General of Police of Chhattisgarh’s Durg range will represent their States at this meeting. In all 22 IPS officers, including the SPs of Rajnandgoan, Kanker, Balaghat and Gadchiroli districts, will take part.
A cross-border motor rally to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi is arriving in Agartala from Bangladesh on Tuesday afternoon. The rally, which got underway at Rajghat in New Delhi on February 4, will culminate on February 24 at Yangon in Myanmar.The Border Security Force (BSF) has made arrangements to support the itinerary of the motorists on the border. The rally entered Bangladesh from Kolkata on Monday, sources in BSF said.“We will facilitate the rally to the Agartala Check Post from Bangladesh. The Ministry of Transport and Highways has organised the rally,” senior BSF official of the Tripura Frontier Arun Kumar Verma told The Hindu.Government officials said the rally would travel 7,250 km before it reaches Yangon. It will cover places historically associated with Mahatma Gandhi, both in India as well as in Bangladesh and Myanmar.Officials said the ultimate aim of the rally is to spread the values of Mahatma Gandhi throughout route of the rally. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is supporting the event.
England snatched away the No. 1 Test ranking from India beating them by an innings and 242-run margin during the third Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday. Score | PhotosEngland claimed the number-one ranking in the ICC Test Championship table for the first time in 32 years.In terms of runs, the 1958 loss against West Indies at Eden Gardens is the worst of India’s losses. India had lost that match by an innings and 336 runs.The win also gave them an unassailable 3-0 lead in the four-match Test series. India managed to ward off their worst ever defeat in their Test cricket history spanning 454 matches.The visitors started their campaign on the fourth day with an overnight total of 35/1 – a deficit of 451-runs from England’s first innings.On Friday, James Anderson had claimed Sehwag on the first ball that he faced during the innings. In the first innings too Sehwag had lost his wicket on the first ball to Stuart Broad.Saturday didn’t get off too well with the visitors as opener Gautam Gambhir lost his wicket on the first ball that he faced on the day. An away moving ball from Anderson was tamely pushed towards Graeme Swann in the slips. He fell for 14 and India lost their second wicket without adding a run to their overnight total of 35.Dravid too did not last long and fell on a identical ball from Anderson. However, the edge off his bat was too thin and caught carried away towards the wicketkeeper Matt Prior.advertisementDravid fell for 18 and India went down to 40/3. Later, the Hot-Spot didn’t show any edge. Dravid could have been batting had he reviewed it. In fact even Dravid wasn’t too sure whether he had nicked it, but it was strange he decided to walk back.Anderson, who was in good nick, came around to get rid of Laxman on two and India were looking down the barrel with 56/4 on board.Can you beat this, Raina asked for a review on that one? Does he not know that LBW’s are not under the DRS purview. His appeal was turned down by on-field umpire Steve Davis.Then it was turn of offie Swann to polish his wares and he did it in style by trapping left-hander Suresh Raina cheaply and India lost their fifth wicket on 87. In fact, Raina could have walked by earlier, had England captain Andrew Strauss not dropped him at gully off Swann.Sachin, who was holding fort at the other end, got run out in a very unfortunate manner. A straight and low drive off skipper MS Dhoni touched the finger tips of bowler Graeme Swann and went on to strike against the stumps at the other end and Sachin was off his crease. He fell for 40 and India lost their sixth wicket on 89.At lunch India were 116/6 with skipper Dhoni and tail-ender Amit Mishra in the middle. They were trailing by a massive 370 runs at the stage.Straight into the second session, Amit Mishra departed. He played an aerial shot off Swann, but failed to clear Stuart Broad in the extra cover region. India lost their seventh wicket on 130.Towards the end of their innings, Praveen Kumar and Dhoni belted a few boundaries and over the fence shots to help India keep afloat and sty clear of their worst defeat ever.But, Praveen short blitz came to an end in Broad’s over. He wanted to whack him towards the long on boundary, but a top edge got carried away towards Ravi Bopara near mid-wicket. He fell for 40 after belting five fours and three sixes. In process he even injured the thumb of his right hand.Ishant Sharma, too did not stay for long and fell LWB to Broad with lone ranger Dhoni holding fort in this innings as well. He scored an unbeaten 74.Within minutes India’s innings folded and England went on to become the Number One Test team in the World grabbing an unassailable 3-0 lead in the four match series.The two sides next meet on August 18 at the Kennington Oval in London.
Indian boxers Shiva Thapa and Kuldeep Singh advanced to the quarterfinals while Akhil Kumar and Amritpreet Singh were knocked out of their respective categories in the 17th Asian Games at Seonhak Gymnasium on Friday.Thapa was adjudged the winner against Nadir of Pakistan by technical knockout due to injury in the round of 16 bout in the bantamweight (56kg) section . The 20-year-old took just a minute and five seconds, recording a round one TKO-I win over the Pakistani fighter. He will face Filipino Mario Fernandez in the quarterfinal slated for Tuesday.In the men’s light heavyweight (81kg) category, Kuldeep defeated Thongkrathok Anavat of Thailand by a split decision, winning 2-1 to make it to the quarters. He will next take on Iran’s Ehsan Rouzbahani on Monday.Later in the day, comeback man Akhil lost his lightweight (60kg) round of 16 match, going down 1-2 in a split decision against Charly Suarez of the Philippines’ in a tight contest that could have gone either way. Akhil took the lead after winning the first round but Suarez came back strongly to clinch the next two rounds to seal the contest in his favour. The last-eight round of this category will be held Oct 29.Amritpreet Singh’s, heavy weight (91kg) category, loss by a split decision against South Korea’s Namhyeong Park was similar to Akhil’s. Amritpreet started the contest positively bagging the first round in a split decision. But then his aggressiveness dipped as Park clawed back in the fight, bagging the bout in a split decision. The quarter-finals of this event will be held on Tuesday.advertisement
By Poonam Mehra New Delhi, Aug 6 (PTI) “I have been unlucky but who isnt in this world at some point?”, asked L Devendro Singh, trying to make sense of past rejections and near misses of an otherwise fine career so far. The 25-year-old Subedar in the Indian Army is the lone boxer among 17 Arjuna awardees finalised this year, a list which is expected to get the Sports Ministrys nod — like all the previous years. The flyweight boxer had been nominated in 2015 and 2016 as well but could not get the selection committees approval despite fine performances. “I dont believe in blaming or sulking. Its not healthy for an athlete. Being a sportsperson means giving your best and taking pride in it, instead of withdrawing yourself after a setback,” Devendro told PTI in an interview. “I am an optimist, its fine if I didnt get it the previous years, I got it this year. I would like to savour that. I live in the present and it wont change for anything,” he said. His self-assured optimism aside, Devendro wouldnt really be faulted if he felt a shade disappointed by the double snub. A Commonwealth Games silver-medallist, who was bested by two-time Olympic medallist and European champion Paddy Barnes in a gripping final in 2014, Devendro also has two Asian Championship medals (a silver in 2013 and a bronze in 2015) to his credit. An Olympic quarterfinalist in 2012 London Games, Devendro has nearly always lost crucial bouts on split verdicts. Bouts that could have or perhaps should have gone his way, the biggest of the recent heartbreaks being the box-offs he lost to miss the 2016 Olympic Games qualification. “I wont say that a loss doesnt hurt, it always does but can you really achieve anything by brooding too much? You have to move on and find new targets, which I always do. It also helps that I have a short memory, I tend to forget after a while,” he laughed. “Once you have taken up a sport like boxing at the age of 11, you have to be prepared for some blows here and there.” The former world No.3s rather philosophical take on life inside the ring comes from the days spent training at the Army Sports Institute in Pune back in 2003. It was at this place that he was “forced” into the habit of writing a daily diary. “We were told to write a diary by senior officers and eventually it became a habit. I used to write about my training, insecurities and several other things. I actually have four diaries filled up but I stopped in 2013 because of lack of time. “I havent thrown away the ones I filled. I read them when I go home to laugh at myself. They are good for stress- management sometimes,” he said. “Besides, I have four dogs and a cat at my home in Manipur. I go home and spend most of my time with them and that also takes care of any negativity which might creep in sometimes,” he added. Speaking of negativity, did it creep in when he lost the trials for the Asian Championships earlier this year, scuttling his hopes of competing in the World Championships later this month?. “The guy who beat me in the trials was better on the day so I have no complaints. All of us in the camp are equals. I gave my best and thats what gives me satisfaction. “That, however, does not mean that I dont have ambition. I am targetting the Commonwealth and Asian Games next year. You cant have ambition if you allow some disappointments to hamper you,” he reasoned. The diminutive tempo-boxers positive outlook is not mere words, it is reflected in his actions as well. The most recent example of this was a silver at a tournament in Mongolia in June, just a couple of months after the disappointment of missing out on what could have been his third successive Asian Championship medal. “Those who dont believe are not exactly living. I like to believe that I am living,” was how he chose to reflect on the medal and the heartbreak before that. PTI PM AH AHadvertisement