first_imgThe Shandon Hotel which has been closed since 2012 is up for auction next month.A Donegal Hotel that has been closed for the last couple of years is up for auction in Dublin next month.The Shandon Hotel and Ocean Spa once believed to worth around €6 million is now going under the hammer for less than €700,000.A reserve range price of between €670,000 – €730,000 has been put on the vacant premises. The hotel is located in a stunning setting that overlooks the beautiful Marble Hill Beach in Portnablagh.It was a hugely popular hotel when it was in business and regularly attracted tourists from all over Ireland and the UK.The location of the hotel as well as the fantastic spa facility ensured its popularity with those who stayed there.However, after it was initially taken into receivership in February 2011, the hotel was forced to close shortly after. The Shandon Hotel was managed by local couple Dermot and Catherine McGlade before Bank of Ireland officials called receivers in.There was a significant number of jobs lost when the Shandon closed, but it is hoped that if the hotel is bought, that it will be re-opened which would create more jobs in the area.Despite the closure of The Shandon Hotel, Dunfanaghy has been a tourism hotspot over the last number of years and most weekends sees a steady influx of tourists to the scenic seaside village.If the Shandon were to re-open under new owners it would strengthen the tourism industry even further in Dunfanaghy.The prospect of job creation if the Shandon were to re-open would also be added bonus to the local economy. DONEGAL HOTEL ONCE BELIEVED TO BE WORTH €6 MILLION – GOING UNDER THE HAMMER FOR €700,000 was last modified: January 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:auctionBusinessDunfanaghynewsPortnablaghSALEThe Shandon Hotellast_img read more

26th Cattlemen’s College set to enhance management

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Staying a step ahead in the cattle industry is no small challenge. Cattlemen and women looking to find that extra step will be attending the 2019 Cattlemen’s College in New Orleans, La., Jan. 29-30.More than a thousand producers are expected to attend the event, sponsored by Zoetis and produced by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. It is being presented in conjunction with the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show.A highlight of the event will be a Jan. 29 afternoon session that features Dr. Temple Grandin conducting a cattle handling and facility design presentation. A reception will follow that afternoon, with a full slate of concurrent educational sessions to follow the morning of Jan. 30.Keynote speaker at the Cattlemen’s College Opening General Session Jan. 30 will be Bill Cordingley, managing director and head of the Chicago office of RaboBank Wholesale Banking North America. He will speak on “Greater Expectations, Bigger Opportunities,” touching on the different forces that work together to yield a complex demand story for beef. Beef for the Opening General Session breakfast is being provided by Certified Angus Beef.Eight Cattlemen’s College session tracks will follow, including business, cattle health, genetics, nutrition, reproduction, grazing management, consumer interest, and industry hot topics. Because many sessions run concurrently, attendees will be able to view videos of missed sessions online following the college.For the second year, the college begins with a special Producer’s Choice collection of sessions Jan. 29. An online vote conducted prior to the schedule finalization determined that three educational sessions will be offered for a “first look”: Programming Your Cow Herd for Success, Unraveling Secrets of the Rumen, and Practical Management to Reduce Disease Challenges.Overall, the 2019 Cattlemen’s College will feature an impressive collection of the beef industry’s most talented, experienced people with impressive presentation skills, according to Josh White, NCBA executive director of producer education. He says thought-provoking sessions will also spark discussions that lead to innovation and advancement in what has become a rapidly changing industry.“Thousands of cattlemen and women through the years have benefited from their attendance at Cattlemen’s College,” White. “And, each year we learn a little bit more about what works effectively to get the education delivered. We know our 2019 event will be outstanding; a culmination of a quarter century of providing valuable information that makes the cattle industry the best it can be.”An education package for the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, which includes a ticket to Cattlemen’s College, is $1,025. Tickets for Cattlemen’s College alone are $300 per person, and require a two-day or full convention registration. Tickets for students are available for $150.For more information on the 2019 Cattlemen’s College classes and sessions, go to read more

U.K.’s Architype Wins Ashden Award for Commitment to Sustainable Design

first_imgBy at least one estimate, the buildings U.K. architecture firm Architype has designed since its inception 25 years ago have produced 35% less carbon dioxide than comparably sized structures built to code.And while some Architype designs incorporate renewable-energy installations, the superior performance of its buildings derives largely from an emphasis on airtight shells, thorough insulation, passive solar gain, and natural ventilation – essential precepts of Passivhaus design. That approach, and the firm’s longtime commitment to the use of sustainable materials, earned it a 2009 Ashden Award during a ceremony in London last month.Architype, with offices in London and Hereford, was one of two finalists in the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy’s business category, and won a prize of 15,000 pounds (about $24,000 U.S.). Awards also were given to charities, schools, and local governments for sustainable-energy achievements, and in international and outstanding-achievement categories.Established in 2001, the Ashden Awards are intended to both publicize the work of green-building advocates and practitioners and help them further develop that work.As noted in an Ashden Awards press release, Architype hasn’t stopped trying to improve the performance of the projects it works on: the buildings in its portfolio that are scheduled for completion in the next two years are expected to be 65% more energy efficient and generate 75% less CO2 than they would if they were built to code.last_img read more

Translocated tigress accused of killing woman may be innocent

first_imgMany of the villagers living on the fringes of Odisha’s Satkosia Tiger Reserve (STR) were against having a tiger in their neighbourhood. But they had no say in the matter when two big cats were transferred from Madhya Pradesh to STR. And when a woman was found dead inside the STR on September 13, they were quick to conclude that it was the newly transferred tiger that had killed her.Large-scale protests and violence erupted, with locals torching Forest Department offices in the Hatibari and Tikarpara areas bordering the STR. Forest Department boats on the Mahanadi river were also set ablaze.But the post-mortem report of the deceased, which was released earlier this week, has failed to establish that the death was caused by a tiger attack. It only said that the death had been caused by “asphyxia” and that one injury was “consistent with destruction by carnivorous animal”.“The post mortem report is not conclusive. The woman could have been killed by a tiger or a bear,” Bijayshree Routray, Odisha’s Minister of Environment and Forest told The Hindu. Wildlife experts said that a tiger attack would have led to the human’s neck being broken, whereas in this instance, it was not. Also, much more muscle tear than what was noted in the post mortem report would have been observed.The Minister, however, said that despite the inconclusive post mortem report, there were few options available with the State. “We can tranquillise the animal and move it into STR’s core area, or keep it in some enclosure. We could also take it to Nandankanan Zoological Park near Bhubaneshwar,” Mr. Routray said, ruling out the possibility of relocating the animal back to Madhya Pradesh. He also claimed that the protests were “politically motivated” as a section of the locals were opposed to bringing tigers into the Reserve right from the beginning.Raghu Chundawat, a tiger expert and conservation biologist, said that the fact the person was killed by the tiger needs to come out clearly. “If the tiger has not killed her, then translocating it makes no make sense,” he said, adding that reintroduction into a habitat is a very important issue for conservation and knee jerk reactions should not come in the way of it.The tigress alleged to have killed the woman had been brought from Bandhavgarh National Park on June 28, and released in the STR on July 6. The Odisha Forest Department has said that the final call on shifting the tigress will be taken by the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), which had helped in their initial translocation.last_img read more

Goldwin Monteverde gets UE coaching post

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ AFP official booed out of forum For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Austrian snowboarder Schairer breaks neck in scary crash Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGoldwin Monteverde will be the new head coach for University of the East.The decorated bench tactician has been appointed as the new chief for the Red Warriors, taking over the post left by coach Derrick Pumaren.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Monteverde will inherit a UE squad, which went 3-11 this past UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament, led by super scorer Alvin Pasaol and playmaker Philip Manalang. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments LATEST STORIES Sources close to the situation confirmed that Monteverde has been introduced to the team Friday morning.Monteverde, though, will have to wait until the end of the UAAP Season 80 juniors basketball tournament before assuming the role as he is still currently the coach for the NU Bullpups.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMonteverde steered NU to an 11-3 record and the second-seed, giving the Bullpups the a twice-to-beat advantage in the stepladder semifinals.The multi-titled mentor previously coached Chiang Kai Shek College in various collegiate leagues and also had a stint with the Adamson Baby Falcons. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Tevez says he feels welcome in Spain

first_imgThe Argentinean superstar of Boca Juniors is feeling welcomed in Madrid, but he says he’s sad the Copa Libertadores Final should be played thereRiver Plate and Boca Juniors will face off on Sunday at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, to decide who will be crowned champion of the Copa Libertadores de América.The match was moved from Buenos Aires to Madrid because of violent clashes outside River’s stadium and an attack on Boca’s bus.But football star Carlos Tevez, says he feels welcome in Spain, but he’s not happy about playing the final there.“We want to thank the Spanish people for welcoming us,” Tevez told a reporter. “For bringing this match to this place and for the warm welcome we have received.”River Plate v Boca Juniors - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2018Match Preview: River Plate vs Boca Juniors Boro Tanchev – September 1, 2019 It is time for one of the most intense derby games in the world, as River Plate and Boca Juniors go head-to-head tonight at 22:00 (CET).“I’m a bit sad for playing this final in another country.”“Because nobody thinks players have won the right to play a final in another country,” he added.Carlos Tevez from @BocaJrsOficial says he feels welcome in Spain.#CopaLibertadores #BocaJuniors #RiverPlate #SantiagoBernabeu— (@ronaldocomint) December 7, 2018last_img read more

Magazine Industry Traitors

first_imgIn my 11 years of publishing, I find this to be the most exciting, vibrant and interesting time I’ve experienced and looking at this time period as an incredible breeding ground for experimentation and innovation. I only see good things ahead for magazines and, more importantly, publishing companies that are willing to face the fact that this ain’t your mother’s or father’s publishing industry. So either get on board, or walk that plank![PHOTO: Disney] What ever happened to the idea that a good captain always goes down with his ship? Or in this case, his magazine? The doom and gloom surrounding the magazine/print business is scaring very talented publishing professionals away from the industry altogether. They are, in droves, flocking to anything that has the word “digital” attached to it—it’s truly starting to feel like 1999’s dot-com migration, at least some level, all over again.What about standing and fighting? I wonder if that thought has occurred at all, or if these individuals have become so disenchanted with the print business that they have just thrown up their hands.I’ve personally had many conversations with other publishers about this subject and there is a very clear line of distinction between those who grew up in the traditional world of publishing who have not been able to embrace change, innovate or see their brands as more than a circulation driven ad-page model, and those who actually see this supposed “dark period” as pure opportunity for experimentation, building beyond ad pages and circulation and concentrating on all of the exciting opportunities and platforms for magazine brands in areas outside of the busted newsstand sales, subscriptions and ad page business models.last_img read more

Partnership with County Brings Bookmobile to Charleston Naval Facility

first_imgPersonnel at Naval Weapons Station Charleston, S.C., starting this week will be able to use a bookmobile operated by the Berkeley County Library System, under a partnership agreement officials from the library system and Joint Base Charleston signed last week.The collaboration provides a tremendous benefit to the weapons station as the joint base, made up of the weapons station and Charleston Air Force Base, only has enough staff to keep either the weapons station’s library or the Air Force base’s open at any given time. The bookmobile — which offers print and digital books, audio books and DVDs — will be available to weapons station residents when their library is closed. The bookmobile also offers computer stations with access to the library’s databases and Wi-Fi, reported Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs.Col. Robert Lyman, Joint Base Charleston commander, and Donna Worden, director of the library system, signed the agreement at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce.“We have a great relationship with the Lowcountry and all the surrounding Charleston communities,” said Lt. Col. Ralph Taylor, 628th Mission Support Group deputy commander and the base’s P4 (public-public and public-private) partnership director. “Having these P4 initiatives even makes it stronger because we’re meeting with them on a quarterly basis … and discussing new initiatives,” he said.Both parties said they would explore developing further initiatives in the future. “The agreement is the first step to a long-lasting relationship with Joint Base Charleston WS [Weapons Station],” said Barbara Ash, the library system’s children’s librarian. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Quincy Jones To Conduct Three Michael Jackson Albums Live In London

first_img Twitter Email Quincy Jones To Conduct 3 Michael Jackson Albums quincy-jones-conduct-three-michael-jackson-albums-live-london London’s O2 Arena to host symphonic interpretation of ‘Off The Wall,’ ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad’ with special making-of video segmentsPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Feb 11, 2019 – 1:34 pm Quincy Jones will revisit his historic production of the three Michael Jackson super-albums Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad with a symphonic special event on June 23 at London’s O2 Arena, featuring making-of video segments shown for the first time in public. Orchestral conducting duties will be shared with GRAMMY winner Jules Buckley.Two days after the occasion will be the 10th anniversary of Jackson’s tragic death. Jones will host and present unique insights into the creation of the iconic hat trick, three albums that shaped pop music culture and changed it forever. The three albums sold more than 150 million units combined. In 2008, Off The Wall and Thriller were inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame.  Jones is coming off a big win for Best Music Film for ‘Quincy’ at last night’s 61st GRAMMY Awards. The documentary on Jones’ life and career earned wins for directors Alan Hicks and Rashida Jones and producer Paula DuPré Pesmen.Tickets for the orchestral event go on sale on Feb. 15 at the O2’s website. Special guest appearances are still pending further announcement.Alan Hicks, Rashida Jones & Paula DuPré Pesmen Win Best Music Film For ‘Quincy’ | 2019 GRAMMYsRead more Facebook Quincy Jones To Conduct Three Michael Jackson Albums Live In London News read more

Newly Reunited Jonas Brothers Announce Happiness Begins Tour

first_imgThe group dropped their first single in roughly six years, “Sucker,” in March. The single earned them their first Billboard Hot 100 No.1.  “The moment we’ve all been waiting for… The #HappinessBeginsTour is coming to a city near YOU. Can’t wait to bring this show to life and hit the road with @beberexha and @jordanmcgraw!” the brothers said on Twitter.  Presale for the tickets begins May 7. For more information on the tour, visit the Jonas Brothers’ website. Tomasa Del Real On Bringing Her Take On Reggaetón, NeoPerreo, To Coachella Newly Reunited Jonas Brothers Announce “Happiness Begins” Tour Jonas Brothers Announce “Happiness Begins” Tour newly-reunited-jonas-brothers-announce-happiness-begins-tour News Email The much-anticipated reunion tour is here, and the brothers are bringing names you might know along with themJennifer VelezGRAMMYs May 1, 2019 – 12:11 pm The Jonas Brothers comeback could not be complete without a trek across the U.S., and now the GRAMMY-nominated trio has announced that they will hit the road on an epic tour with some names you might recognize.The brothers are launching their Happiness Begins tour, in support of their upcoming Happiness Begins album, on Aug. 7 in Miami with GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha and singer Jordan McGraw. The extensive jaunt will stop by Philadelphia, Detroit, Nashville, Tenn., St. Paul, Minn., and Tacoma, Wash., before its last stop in Los Angeles.  Twitter Facebook last_img read more