Calls for Tourist Information Office in the Bogside

first_img Previous articleNew public contract guidelines will allow small sized enterprises to compete.Next articleFine Gael asks what is IDA doing to attract jobs to Donegal North East News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Calls for Tourist Information Office in the Bogside Twitter Newsx Adverts Pinterest By News Highland – August 25, 2010 A Derry Councillor is calling on tourism authorities on both sides of the border to consider setting up a satellite Tourist Information Office in the Bogside.Sinn Fein Tourism Spokesperson Maeve Mc Laughlin says the unique history of the Bogside offers a potential that isn’t uitilised at the moment.She says a dedicated office staffed by people with intimate knowledge of the recent as well as ancient history of the area would ensure a positive and well informed visitor experience, as well as creating opportunities for local people.[podcast][/podcast] Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Tiger Woods: Back surgery ends ex-world number one’s season

first_imgFormer world number one Tiger Woods will not play again this year after having back surgery for the second time in 18 months.The 39-year-old American, winner of 14 majors, had an operation on Wednesday and is hoping to return to playing in early 2016.”This is certainly disappointing, but I’m a fighter,” Woods said in a statement  on his website.”I’ve been told I can make a full recovery, and I have no doubt I will.”Woods, who has had a small disc fragment pinching his nerve removed, will miss the Open, Bridgestone America’s Golf Cup and the Hero World Challenge.He missed the cut at three of the four majors this year, although he tied for 10th in his most recent tournament, the Wyndham Championship. Ranked 283 in the world, Woods has not won a major since the 2008 US Open and has struggled with form and injury in recent years.He missed three months of last season after surgery on a pinched nerve in his back in March 2014.The statement added that Woods had felt “some occasional discomfort in the back and hip area in the last several weeks”.”I appreciate the fans’ concern and support,” he said. “This is unfortunate, but these things happen.”I’ve been injured before and played again. It won’t be any different this time.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

Battling CAF giants hope home advantage can bring change of luck

first_imgEtoile are virtually unbeatable when the 30,000-seat Stade Olympique is packed so the matchday 1 loss to fellow Tunisians CS Sfaxien came as a shock.Enugu, hoping to become the first Nigerian winners of the 16-year-old competition, forced a matchday 2 draw at Sfaxien and will aim to take at least a point away from Sousse.Group CZambian contenders Nkana and Zesco will want to continue a trend of home victories in this section when they host Asante Kotoko of Ghana and Al Hilal of Sudan respectively.Captained by striker Walter Bwalya, Nkana aim to extend a 58-match record of never losing at home in a CAF competition since their 1983 debut.Hilal have appointed Tunisian Nabil al Kouki coach for a third time having sacked his compatriot, Irad Zafouri, after a matchday 2 loss at Nkana this month.Group DBottom-of-the-table Zamalek last won a CAF title 16 years ago and must secure maximum points against Petro in Alexandria to retain a realistic chance of reaching the knockout stage.The White Knights boast an impressive squad with several Egyptian stars, Tunisians Hamdi el Nagguez and Ferjani Sassi and Moroccans Khalid Boutaib and Hamid Ahaddad.But an untypically porous defence conceded four goals away to Gor Mahia of  Kenya, and a last-minute equaliser to surprise group leaders NA Hussein Dey of Algeria.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Raja Casablanca at CAF Confederation Cup.Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Misfiring CAF Confederation Cup top group seeds Etoile Sahel, Raja Casablanca and Zamalek will have home advantage Sunday when seeking their first mini-league victories.Etoile have won the African version of the UEFA Europa League twice, Raja are the trophy-holders and Zamalek can boast of nine CAF titles.But the north African trio have not made the expected impact since the four groups kicked off with Raja drawing twice and Etoile and Zamalek collecting just one point each.Raja play fellow Moroccans Renaissance Berkane in Group A on matchday 3, Etoile face in-form Enugu Rangers of Nigeria in Group B and Zamalek meet Petro Atletico of Angola in Group D.Zesco United of Zambia are the exception among the four top seeds having won their Group C opener, but they then lost their first away match.AFP Sport previews the third series of matches as the 16 contenders for eight quarter-finals places begin a hectic schedule of playing on four consecutive Sundays.Group ARecently hired Raja coach Patrice Carteron from France is under pressure as his side have won just one their last five qualifying and group matches, and that was by a solitary goal.The impressive home and away from that took Raja to success in the competition last year has deserted them and their leading scorer in Africa, two-goal Badr Banoun, is a centre-back.Hassania Agadir, the third Moroccan club in the section, host AS Otoho Oyo of Congo Brazzaville needing maximum points to get back into contention for a top-two finish.Group BEnugu are the only unbeaten side left in the Confederation Cup with six victories and two draws as they prepare to tackle Etoile in their Mediterranean fortress of Sousse.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgSubmitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonPrince is Adopt-A-Pet’s Dog of the Week.Meet Prince, a 9 year old Beagle. Don’t let that smile fool you, Prince has recently had some heartache when his loving owner died and Prince had to come live with us at the shelter. He has adjusted quickly to his new environment but his heart wants to have his very own family again.Prince is a sweet loving boy who really enjoys car rides so he can look out the windows to see everything. He does well on leash when he goes for walks around the neighborhood. He loves kids, belly rubs, and Netflix movies while he is snuggled up beside you on the sofa where he can catch those stray pieces of popcorn that you drop. A secure fenced back yard would be wonderful for this boy.We have lots of great dogs and always need volunteers to help them.  Visit our website at or contact Adopt-A-Pet, on Jensen Road in Shelton, at [email protected] or (360) 432-3091.  Join us on Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington”. Facebook89Tweet0Pin0last_img read more