NBA teams look to the future with draft lottery, combine

first_imgA look at where legal sports betting is headed in the US Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ J.B. Bickerstaff, left, smiles as he is introduced as the team’s new head coach by Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace at a press conference in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, May 2, 2018. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal via AP)Even with the conference finals going on, the NBA’s eyes turn to the future this week.A future that, perhaps, will have less tanking.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate fallscenter_img LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film The draft lottery — the last before changes come next year to dissuade tanking — is Tuesday night, and then about 70 players will partake in the draft combine that starts on Wednesday. Those events are both happening in Chicago, as are some various league meetings such as a gathering of NBA general managers and other front-office executives.But the biggest news will be made by 14 pingpong balls that will decide who drafts No. 1 next month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’ve got to see what happens in the lottery first and see where our position is,” Memphis executive vice president of basketball operations John Hollinger said. “That’s going to dictate a lot of the decisions that come after that and how we use our time after that.”Phoenix has a 25 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick, followed by Memphis (19.9 percent), Dallas (13.8 percent) and Atlanta (13.7 percent). The rest of the candidates for No. 1 are Orlando (8.8 percent), Chicago (5.3), Sacramento (5.3), Cleveland (2.8), New York (1.7), Philadelphia (1.1), Charlotte (0.8), Detroit (0.7), the Los Angeles Clippers (0.6) and Denver (0.5). Tanking got plenty of attention this season, and a few minutes on Jan. 29 might have decided the race.Phoenix and Memphis played that night. The Grizzlies scored 42 points in the second quarter — their only 40-point period all season — and forced the Suns into 10 consecutive misses in one stretch, on the way to a 120-109 win.The Suns finished one game worse than the Grizzlies. Flip that Jan. 29 outcome, and it would been the Grizzlies with the best chance at the No. 1 pick.“The league has been beating us up right now,” said Phoenix guard Devin Booker, who hasn’t come even close to making the playoffs and is already on the fourth head coach of his three-year career now that the Suns have hired Igor Kokoskov. “But I think it’s going to be motivational for us. I know for myself, working out, I think about that all the time. I never want to be in these situations again.”The new lottery format isn’t the only looming change related to drafts. It seems likely that by 2020, the one-and-done rule — in place since 2006 — will be gone and players will be allowed to jump from high school directly to the NBA again.If that was the case this season, the rights to draft phenoms like R.J. Barrett, Zion Williamson and Cameron Reddish would probably be decided by those pingpong balls in Chicago on Tuesday. Instead, they’re all going to Duke this fall.So they won’t be at the combine, nor will the likely top two picks in the June 21 draft — Arizona’s Deandre Ayton, and Slovenia’s Luka Doncic. Ayton declined the invitation to participate in Chicago, and Doncic’s season in Europe isn’t over yet.“We sort of expected this, that we might not see the top couple guys there,” Hollinger said. “So we just have to adjust from that and get our information in other ways.” Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Many of those teams were at the center of tanking questions this season. Now they’ll see if it pays off.“We did this year what we felt was in the long-term best interest of the Bulls,” Chicago vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said. “It’s not a situation that any of us want to ever be in again. And it goes against everything as a competitive person that you believe in. But it’s the way the system’s set up.”For now. The NBA is changing the system.Starting in 2019, with the NBA hoping that teams have less incentive to strive for the worst record and therefore the best chance of winning the lottery, the odds will be changing. The three teams with the worst regular-season record will each have a 14 percent chance of winning the No. 1 pick, the fourth-worst team will have a 12.5 percent chance and the fifth-worst 10.5 percent.“My sense is we’re still going to have some work to do,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Milking GuySuCo, treasury dry

first_imgDear Editor,We are now told that the Special Purpose Unit would need between $10 billion and $15 billion to get Enmore and Skeldon estates back into operation.The SPU would rehire some workers and produce a little sugar, but the ‘focus will be to produce more molasses’.I am wondering if Minister Winston Jordan knows that molasses is a by-product of sugar! I had emphasized the fact, in a letter to the media, that this Government has no clue about what it is doing about GuySuCo, and this is more evidence galore.But apart from the huge disparity of $5 billion in the estimate, it must be noted that, in an earlier statement, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder had said that the Government expended $16 billion on GuySuCo to get it going for 6 months, but now the Finance Minister is saying that $15 billion would be needed for a few months just to reopen a mere two estates at a minimum level of operation. Is this realistic? I am sure that figures are just being plucked from thin air!After closing the estates, this minister is now saying, “We cannot keep them closed and moth-balled”. It is only now he has come to the realization that the buyers would be impressed only if the factories are working.How can we expect to move forward as a nation when it has taken such a long time for the Finance Minister to learn such a basic lesson in financing and investment? This is the reason why many profitable Government entities, such as GUYOIL, are now deficit-makers. The ‘cut and paste’ mentality has its limitations!The minister is also now saying that Enmore should be opened simply because the Government does not want DDL to import molasses when it can be produced locally. I will not ask why this was not considered before the decision to close, but I want Jordan to tell this nation how much profit the estate will make? Will this be a profitable venture for the taxpayers to finance? DDL has shown interest in purchasing the Estate, why not sell it to them now? Why create a further burden for the taxpayers? I am sure the entity would make a loss, which must be financed by taxpayers in addition to the huge loans and the accrued interests which have to be repaid.However, the Finance Minister then began to daydream. He said the original model under GuySuCo was not cost-efficient, but the new SPU model would ‘pull them away from GuySuCo and make them more efficient, and the balance sheets (would) look better, in order to attract investors’. This man cannot be serious. If this Government can transform these entities into being ‘cost efficient’ and therefore profitable, then why sell them? The reason for selling is because they are not profitable and cost efficient, and are a burden to the taxpayers.Why is this model not being used in the remaining estates, such as Albion and Blairmont, to make them cost-efficient and profitable? It must be recalled that only last crop these estates failed to achieve their targets!Moreover, more than 80 investors, both local and foreign, have shown interest in buying these estates, and they are fully aware of the high production costs and recurring losses; therefore, there is no reason why they should not be sold as they are. Let the purchasers be the ones to incur the required costs to make the estates profitable. This Government is again making a wrong decision. What if, after expending $15 billion, the estates remain unprofitable?We have many qualified and experienced professionals who could have done GuySuCo’s privatization process like a walk in the park, yet this Government continued to blunder almost on a daily basis. GuySuCo could have been sold a long time ago, but in my opinion some people are seeing yet another avenue to continue to milk GuySuCo dry as well as the treasury, for personal reasons.Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor-Region 6last_img read more

Police hunting suspected mastermind in carjacking ring

first_imgDetectives probing the carjacking ring have hit a major breakthrough in their investigations and are now on the hunt for a resident of Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown, who is said to be the suspected mastermind behind the criminal network.As of Thursday evening, the suspect was still being sought. A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman updated media operatives on the probe earlier in the day.“There’s a person of interest that we are looking at; he might very well be the mastermind behind this entire thing, but we need to have him for questioning,” Chapman said, adding that he could not confirm if the suspect was in the country.Last night, investigators swooped down on the man’s Lodge Housing Scheme home and conducted a search during which they found a black Mazda Axela motor car with licence number PTT 2794.They also unearthed 12 certificates of registration for various vehicles, including some that were seized from the home of an ex-policeman, who was currently in custody.The ranks have since taken into custody a 52-year-old woman, who was at the residence. Her name was found on the registration certificates of two of the seized vehicles.Commander Chapman was in high praise for the work done by his ranks. However, he noted that it was the cooperation of the public that has led to the success of the probe thus far.“I have to say at this stage that the cooperation has been excellent from members of the public, particularly in that Kuru Kururu-Yarrowkabra area and so the information is forthcoming and we are acting upon it … I cannot help but commending members of the public for giving us the information and their assistance, and not forgetting the ranks in my division. Kudos to my entire team,” he stated.Meanwhile, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had disclosed that ex-Police Officers implicated in the probe were advising players in the carjacking ring.“They were advising these carjackers how to do it, where to park, how to switch around (parts) and a whole lot of things … and that is why it took us so long to catch this set of carjackers because they were smarter,” Ramjattan stated.The Minister too lauded citizens for assisting the Police in the crackdown on the carjacking network.There are currently a total of 15 persons in custody, assisting with the investigations as they continue.last_img read more

Decomposed body fished out of creek

first_imgThe decomposed body of an Amerindian male was fished out of the Kurupung Creek in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni area of Region Seven at about14:30h on Thursday.Clad in a yellow shirt and dark coloured pants, the body appears to be that of someone who had been in his late twenties. However, his identity has not as yet been established.Guyana Times understands that a group of persons travelling in a boat noticed the body and reported its presence to Police, who visited the scene and retrieved the body from the river.Inspections have revealed that the body might have been in the creek for at least four days; however, no missing persons report matching the man’s description has been lodged.Police have since begun investigating the discovery of the body and the circumstances attending the man’s demise.last_img read more

Team Guyana emerges on top

first_img…during 1st day of Global Robotics ChallengeFollowing the completion of the first day of the Global Robotics Challenge, Team Guyana has emerged victorious at the international competition currently underway in Washington, DC.Of the 165 participating countries, Guyana, with its delegation of six teenagers andThe Guyanese delegation administering finishing touches before the first round of the competitionthree adult mentors, managed to work its way to the top, with just three rounds of competition under its belt.Speaking to Guyana Times on Monday was captain of the group of innovators, Ryan Benschop, who expressed delight over his team’s accomplishments thus far.Benschop noted that in the three matches completed Monday, the Guyanese group has been successful, gaining in excess of 100 points at each of the rounds. The teenager even indicated that this was despite the challenges encountered.The captain of the Guyanese team explained that at the beginning of the second round, their robot was unable to connect with the controller for the first 55 seconds, but despite only being allotted 150 seconds, they still managed to finishTeam Guyana celebrating the number one ranking after the first day of the competition being held in Washington, DCat the top with an outstanding 103 points.After highlighting that the team has put over three months of work into creating their masterpiece, Benschop said, “It’s truly amazing to put what we have created up against other countries’ creations and to be performing as well as we have.”As such, with the final three rounds set for July 19, the teenager underlined, “We’ve definitely had a winning performance thus far, and will continue in our final three games tomorrow.”Meanwhile, commenting on the ingenuity of their robot, the young man indicated that the creation has the ability to manipulate a series of balls, elevating and sorting them by colour.With that, the enthusiastic team leader relayed, “It’s largely because of a great design and build that we have such an advantage and we’re ranked number one, also because of the players and great ability to handle the pressure and stay focused.”With that, Team Guyana evidently has all eyes on the prize and intends to bring the championship title home to Guyana.The international competition, organised by FIRST Global, is an annual robotics challenge to ignite a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) among the more than two billion youths across the world. The not-for-profit public charity provides the framework for an “Olympics”-style robotics challenge, where one team from every nation is invited to participate. This year marks Guyana’s first participation in the competition, one which will certainly leave a lasting impression.last_img read more

DD Motoring: Motoring Review 2016 – Part 1

first_imgHere are some of our reports and photos for 2016 as we share our motoring review for 2016!The Mulroy Woods Hotel MilfordThere wasn’t enough brown envelopes on Saturday night to go around at the briefing for the opening rally event. Donegal Motor Club members turned up in big numbers to give a helping hand and the brown envelopes with the various time points and controls were soon snapped up, as the officials headed off to there start positions.On Saturday 23rd of January, local rallying hero the late and great Eamonn Harvey was remembered in his memorial event. Indeed lots of friends were remembered with memories recalling some great nights of rallying.People like the late Lottie Reid, and the late Mick Henry, to name but a few, it wasn’t long until the yarns were flowing. One such night, when Mick Henry, driving a white RS2000 and my self navigating for him. Our main competition coming from Charlie Reid and his wife, Lottie, navigating a Talbot Sumbean. With both of us navigators in the semi-novice class, the late Lottie Reid had me well beat until we reached the herringbone section of the navigation, then things went from bad to worse when I managed to break the Halda Tripmaster.So with no option but considering retirement we headed for the nearest lights of a town in the distance. Then we accidentally drove through the end control of the section, right approach and everything. The official manning the control informed us were were the only competitor in the rally that came through the control. “Our Big Break” in rallying as Mick called it; ended up with us winning in the semi-novice section class that night.Meanwhile on Saturday night, Letterkenny’s John Crumlish was the Clerk of the Course for the nights event, and at 14 degrees in mid January it was beautiful weather to watch competitors plotting and dashing through the challenging course. Our pictures were taken at Lackagh Bridge not far from Glen Village. They include Daren, son of the late Eamonn Harvey who was navigating for James Grennan in a Nissan and Paul Reid, son of the late Lottie Reid at number 1 in a Subaru Impressa, with Kevin Gallagher in a Subaru.The event was won by Monaghan’s Packie Duffy and Evan Hughs in a Subaru, 1st in the expert section was Martin Tynan and Fintan Clerkin, 1st in the Semi/expert Eoghan Corr and Ruaidri Nash and 1st in the Novice was Aidan Sheery and Oislin Sherlock. The motor club as always were very thankful to everyone in the local area that helped in any way to make the event another great success.Cullen for Donegal?It’s 25 years ago this year since Donegal’s greatest rally driver, Letterkenny’s James Cullen won his home event. For the last five or six weeks a group of fans are recalling his victory on their trip down memory lane. The memory is now becoming a possibility and work is under way to coax the rallying hero back behind the wheel of a rally car for this year’s Donegal Rally.James Cullen, at the wheel of his Ford Transit minibus, and if his fans have their way they hope to have him behind the wheel of a Mark2 Escort for this years Donegal Rally, 25 years after he 1st win the event. Photo Brian McDaidWe caught up with James this week at a Parc Ferme of a different sort at St. Bernadette’s special school in Letterkenny, where his driving skills are used in a different mode.James works for Jim McGlynn’s Buses as a driver where he collects and delivers the children both from St. Bernadette’s and Little Angels, with a fleet of other bus drivers,James was approached to see if he would compete in this year’s Donegal Rally, 25 years after he first won the event. It was hoped that he would do the rally it in a Pink Sierra but finding one to rally proved fruitless, now he hopes to do it in a MK2 Escort like the one he competed on the Donegal Rally in years gone by. Cullen this week said he was amazed of the support coming in, I know what it is like to try and secure sponsorship for events, I have done it all through my rallying career, and people are great to come on board, it’s very special to feel appreciated twenty five years on. This last couple of weeks, I am receiving calls from everywhere, wondering if this is going ahead or not, but if it is, they would love to be involved,Sadly James Cullen’s navigator on both wins in Donegal, Ellen Morgan passed away in 2006, so maybe it would bepossible to run a pink band around this car in her memory and also help promote cancer awareness.So to date things are looking good for Cullen for the comeback for a “one off drive” which will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his 1st outright win, hopefully further developments will work out so an announcement will be made of some of the sponsors that have already expressed an interest, and hopefully it will encourage others to get involved.Famous Escort, reg GVX 489T works Ford RS1800: A brief historyFord built the 1979 monte spec ‘wide track’ Escort RS 1800 for their works driver, Russell Brooks, Bertie Fisher then was the first to drive it in Ireland on the 1980 Galway International Rally. A cut away drawing of the original Ford works RS1800 Escort , with a bit of luck and support, double winner of the Donegal Rally, James Cullen will behind the wheel of an Escort for this year’s Donegal Rally.Vincent Bonner was the next the the wheel of the ex Ford Works MK2 and completely rebuilt the car the Donegal International Rally in 1983 in which he won with Letterkenny’s Seamus McGettigan on the notes.James Cullen was the next at the wheel of this very famous car and changed the car to a Donegal registration. A replica of this famous Escort is the memory that they hoped to create for this years Donegal Rally for Cullen.“Hughie Bill” on the road for 41 yearsHughie McDaid (locally known as Hughie Bill) will be 41 years on the road selling bread this year. Talking to Hughie this week he was just chatting about the change in the bread industry. When he started selling bread for Larkins Bakery back in 1975 there was three big bakeries in Letterkenny; O Donnell’s which was originally on Lr. Main St. in Letterkenny, The Model Bakery which was belonged to Chas Kelly Mills Group, and Larkins Bakery also at Lr. Main St.Hughie McDaid pictured in a familiar setting delivering Gallagher bread to the shop around Letterkenny now celebrating over 4o year in business. Photo Brian Mc DaidHughie worked in Dillion’s Supermarket before he decided to go into business himself, and headed west of Letterkenny to sell Larkin’s Bread in the Glenties and Ardara area. At the same time in Ardara the late Frank Gallagher had his bakery up and running just off the Main St in Ardara, Frank asked Hughie would he consider selling some of his bread in Letterkenny as he was selling Letterkenny Bread in Ardara.For the Glenswilly man it was the start of a life long commitment to selling bread for Ardara Bakery. Gallagher Bread went from strength to strength in Donegal and especially in Letterkenny. At the start Hughie made the trip over Meenaroy every day for a fresh load of Gallagher’s Bread. It wasn’t long before the Gallagher’s had a big delivery truck on the road to deliver to Hughie and other bread agent throughout Co. Donegal, Hughie’s brother Dan joint the team and now Dan looks after the house calls side of the bread run, while Hughie looks after the commercial sales in Letterkenny, to local shops and restaurants. Hughie is and always was a great ambassador for the Ardara Bakery, the late Frank Gallagher gave me a great start in life and helped me to get my business up and running, I am very happy to promote a Donegal business in the Letterkenny area for the last 41 years and will do for years to come.Letterkenny Bakeries had great bread men that delivered the daily crust all over Co Donegal over the years in all sorts of weather, men like Joe Carroll, Joe Doherty, Jackie Hoston, and all of the Bradley’s to name but a few. Sadly the bakeries mention from Letterkenny have all closed down in a very competitive market place, but it still good the see a Donegal company like Gallagher Bread still going strong.Leap of JoyWe were humbled this week to learn that Daniel Kelly and his wife Lisa turned down offers from ‘RSVP’, ‘Ok Weekly’, ‘People En Espranol’, ‘Ireland’s Own’ and also said goodbye to “Hello” in favour of our wee motoring column ‘On the Road Again’ to share their great news of the birth of their baby daughter Ailish.Daniel Kelly over the moon with his daughter Eilish who was born on Leap Year’s day.Proud father Daniel Kelly from the Finn Valley, a rally driver who also prepared and built his own beautiful 1992 Corsa, which was recently captured in mid air as it leaped over the old railway bridge on the back road from Letterkenny to Convoy on the Mini Stages Rally. Daniel might have been happy with his Corsa in his local rally but was overjoyed at the arrival of his baby daughter on leap year.It looks like Ailish is following her fathers footsteps into rallying as she arrived on her life stage with the tightest margins of time. Her Halda trip-master time clock started at 00.03 just three minutes into leap year’s day the 29th of February.Congratulations to Lisa, Daniel and baby Ailish, it looks like the little Corsa could be confined to the workshop.Chairman in the driving seat for great win.Donegal Motor Club Chairman, Brian Brogan won the West Cork National Rally at the weekend in his Mk2 Ford Escort finishing 6.3 seconds ahead of the all new Ford Fiesta R5+ of Alan Ring and Adrian Deasy.Donegal Motor Club Chairman, Brian Brogan with Darren and Andrew HArvey at the Navigation Rally in memory of the their late father Eamon Harvey. Photo Brian McDaidBrian and his navigator didn’t know that the ‘cutting edge’ Ford Fiesta was in their rally to the end of day one.We were so focused on our regulars like Wesley Patterson, Frank Kelly and Adrian Hetherington, all in Mk2 Escorts that it was only when Ring appeared on our leaderboard that we knew we had an extra dimension to deal with.His Fiesta was changed at the start of the rally so it could run in the modified class on the national rally,Brian and Damien were up for the challenge and were ‘full of the pipe’ right from the start. Our car was going really well and the slippery conditions suited us. We hoped to be there, or there about in the top three positions at the end of day one. We were more than happy with our progress until Alan Ring’s Fiesta R5+ appeared on our leader board.On Sunday we had to change our plan of action and dig deep to take on the Fiesta. We were racing against a Corkman on his home event which should have given him the advantage but we were very focused and put in a very good time on the 2nd last stage to give us the win.As chairman of the Donegal Motor Club, Brian was full of praise for the efforts of all the Donegal competitors that made the trip to Cork to compete in the event. What can a say about Donagh Kelly who notched up his third overall win in a row in Cork and is the first rally driver ever to do so.Brian Brogan’s navigator’s cousins Kyle and Dale Mc Gettigan had a great run in their Toyota Corolla GT. Dungloe’s John Bonnar was in the mix in his Escort and Johnny Baird, who navigated for Wesley Patterson were going well until they suffered electrical problems.The Brogan Crew celebrate their great win in CorkThe motor club chairman was also full of praise for the reception that they received from the Cork competitors and motor club. ‘It’s lovely to hear people at the other end of the country saying they can’t wait for June every year to get up to Donegal for our three day event’, Brian said.Don’t miss part two of our motoring review for 2016 next week!Happy Christmas and safe motoring over the holiday season.DD Motoring: Motoring Review 2016 – Part 1 was last modified: December 22nd, 2016 by Brian McDaidShare 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:2016brian mc daidcarsmotoringrallyreviewlast_img read more

LIFE IMITATES ART FOR GLENSWILLY NATIONAL SCHOOL

first_imgGlenswilly National School have found that life really does imitate art!The school had been tasked with raising €60,000 to buy a field next to their school for a car park. Now they need to raise additional money to develop their project.And who better to assist them than the Letterkenny Pantomime Society who are staging…..yes, you’ve guessed it – JB Keane’s The Field.The well-known drama group are staging the play at Letterkenny’s An Grianan Theatre from September 12th until 15th next.And the first night of the play will see half of the proceeds go directly to Glenswilly NS’s development fund. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the box office on 074 91 20777 or at www.angrianan.com    LIFE IMITATES ART FOR GLENSWILLY NATIONAL SCHOOL was last modified: August 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:An griananGlenswilly National SchoolThe Fieldlast_img read more

UDARAS ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR DONEGAL TOURISM PROJECTS

first_imgÚdarás na Gaeltachta is seeking applications from individuals, committees or groups from Gaeltacht areas interested in running a series of events for tourists which celebrate Irish culture.The cultural tourism scheme aims to support events that invigorate tourist areas at peak times offering tourists an authentic Irish experience, while attracting and encouraging them to stay in the area for a longer periodThe scheme is being co-funded by Údarás na Gaeltachta and Fáilte Ireland and is aimed at events that take place on the Wild Atlantic Way in the Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Kerry and Cork Gaeltacht areas. Successful applicants will receive support for events that address a gap in the market, that take place regularly over a period of weeks/months rather than once off events, and that take place in public spaces/outdoors.Deadline for applications is the 6th May 2013. For more information visit www.udaras.ie or email feilte@udaras.ie UDARAS ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR DONEGAL TOURISM PROJECTS was last modified: April 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:UDARAS ANNOUNCES GRANTS FOR DONEGAL TOURISM PROJECTSlast_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Pacific halibut closes — rockfish, tuna it is

first_imgOffshore options became a little scarcer this week with the closing of the Pacific halibut season. Without a salmon season, we’re down to rockfish and tuna along the North Coast. Unfortunately, both of these options require some pretty good ocean conditions, especially if you’re fishing out of Eureka, where the rockfish grounds are nearly 20 miles to the south. The ocean was decent a couple days this week, and a handful of the bigger boats motored their way to the Cape. But it wasn’t nearly …last_img read more