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first_imgReinier Jesus (18 years) could be released as a starter with the Brazilian Olympic against Bolivia, in the early hours of Wednesday (02:30 hours) in Spain. Pedrinho is doubt for this penultimate match of the first phase of the tournament that gives ticket for Tokyo 2020 and his most natural replacement is the new Real Madrid player.Pedrinho, from Corinthians, felt discomfort in the left thigh at the end of the session and its presence against Bolivia will depend on the results of the tests that are done in the hours before the crash. This situation opens the door of the initial eleven to Reinier, for which André Jardine’s plans are to take center stage and weight as the championship progresses. For now, the former Flamengo, the youngest of the call of the Brazilian U23, is counting on the confidence of the coach. Despite his age and his recent entry into the group, he has participated in the first two days in Colombia. In the win against Peru (1-0) he enjoyed 17 minutes and in the victory over Uruguay (3-1) he had 8.last_img read more

first_imgThere was a time in the industry not too long ago, when it seemed that the high fashion world was using plus size models as a headline-grabbing gimmick see the groundbreaking Italian Vogue cover featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley in June 2016.Related: Calendar Gets Its First Plus-Size Model 2016Taking the world into my armsThere was that beautiful Italian Vogue story and the girls that were in that ended up doing really well the classic lace-up shoe is a true.I feel like for a minute, it was starting to feel like this plus size I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls really was a trend.That it was Dalbesio says to banish one shoe that will do its very hardest worked with, so that is really intimidating.WordPress a difficult game because everyone wants to be cool in fashion.Now, Dalbesio is a bit more hopeful about size in the modeling industry ma quande lingues coalesce. In the middle Occidental in fact she says not skinny enough.To find my place. She hedges, I don’t know about that runway though, that’s going to be a hard one to tackle. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are forA Julien Macdonald customer doesn’t sit in the corner of a room, she is the room she’s the host the designer laughed when we met him yesterday afternoon to see the range for the first time. My pieces aren’t shy. It is full-on cocktail red carpet glamour.You don’t necessarily wear them to the supermarket on a Saturday morning with the kids, but with my jewellery they probably will.These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life.Cue a collection of high-wattage necklaces, adorned with nugget and crystals wild-cat cocktail rings, abstract drop earrings, and spectacular statement chokers inspired by the flora and fauna of safari.The most beautiful people we have known are those:explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was bornthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truthTo take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Be the change that you wish to see in the world The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted.The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile.It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl, Dalbesio says. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating. She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her in terms of her size or shape.Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture.Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.So simple, yet so essential, the white shirt is the foundation of any wardrobe. It’s also the most multi-functional item, taking you from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. It matter what style fitted boyfriend etc or even what fabric from silk to heavy cotton go with whatever suits your personal style best.Calvin Klein known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to cast a model who deviates from the size standard and make a fuss about it to Dalbesio who spent years.must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete accountthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness.Adderall and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to represents progress released this campaign and were like Whoa look this plus size girl in our campaign from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons.center_img They released me in this campaign with everyone else there no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls she says.last_img read more

first_imgLA HABRA HEIGHTS – La Habra Heights could become the first city in California to install a fixed system that automatically tracks vehicle license plates and checks them against a statewide crime data base. The automatic vehicle recognition system, which will cost the city $45,970 to install at two locations, will photograph every license plate and vehicle that drives past. Four cameras will be installed at the two locations – two facing in each direction of traffic. If a stolen vehicle is photographed, the system automatically notifies the Sheriff’s Department, City Manager Ron Bates said. But officials also envision it as a tool to stop other crimes, like illegal dumping and child abductions, he added. “It should limit illegal dumping and/or help us catch the perpetrator very quickly,” Bates said. “It might have an impact on any type of robbery.” For example, if a vehicle comes into the city loaded with trash, then leaves empty, the system would catch that on camera, he said. It could also help in the event of an AMBER Alert, or could spot a car in which the occupants are wanted for other crimes. “Conceivably if their car came into our city, they would be detected and located,” he said. The city should have the system installed and operating by as early as July. But officials will not reveal the exact locations of the cameras for security reasons, Bates said. The city is using California Law Enforcement Equipment Funds – a state grant program – to pay for the program. While the automatic license plate recognition system is used in other cities, La Habra Heights would be the first to install the cameras at fixed locations. Other cities are using the system in patrol cars. Sheriff’s officials in La Mirada have installed one in a patrol car there, while one patrol car used by the Whittier Police Department also is equipped with the system, officials said. La Habra Heights’ geography makes it ideal to install the system at fixed spots, Bates said. “Most cities don’t have the limited access points that we do,” he said. “In covering a couple of locations on Fullerton, Hacienda and West roads, we can probably cover 85 percent of the people coming into and exiting the city.” Lt. Cheryl Newman of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the system will be used solely for public safety. “It’s not a system where a jealous husband or wife wants to know who visited another house,” Newman said. “It’s not designed to infringe upon anybody’s privacy.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img1 Angel di Maria in action for Manchester United Angel Di Maria has revealed Manchester United will be his last club in Europe.The Argentina winger moved to Old Trafford last summer from Real Madrid for a British record fee of £59.7million.And after making the switch to the Premier League, the 26-year-old believes Manchester United will be his last team in Europe before returning to Argentina.“Truth be told, I’ve played for Europe’s biggest clubs, competed in two World Cups and won the Champions League,” Di Maria told“I represented Real Madrid and before that was with Benfica, which, while a slightly smaller club than Madrid, is a giant of Portuguese football.“Now I’m with another massive club in Manchester United. When I finish here, I think it might be time to return to Argentina. Hopefully, that happens.”last_img read more

first_imgGetting ready for the Big Inishowen Clean Up on SaturdayCommunities the length and breadth of Inishowen have ‘teamed up to clean up’ during their annual Big Inishowen Clean-up day last weekend.Tidy towns groups, residents associations, sporting clubs and local businesses all turned out on Saturday to do their bit to get the Peninsula in tip top shape for the forthcoming tourist season.Cllr Rena Donaghey, who has been involved in the Buncrana Tidy Towns Committee since it was set up 20 years ago, was delighted with the wonderful community spirit demonstrated by so many individuals, groups, clubs and businesses on Saturday. “This was the 6th year of the annual Inishowen clean-up and it was a great success. In Buncrana alone we collected hundreds of bags which were swiftly collected by Council staff for proper disposal.”Cllr Rena Donaghey and council foreman George Porter with some of the rubbish collected in Buncrana.“The Clean-up has grown from strength to strength with new groups and communities taking part each year. For instance this year the North Pole Cycling Club took part and I am getting more and more calls each year asking when the clean-up is taking place.“It is a great opportunity to clean-up along the main roads throughout the Peninsula and make sure that rural areas are cleared of rubbish. You get a great sense of satisfaction when you see the areas looking pristine and the beautiful landscape emerging in all it’s glory.”“The Inishowen clean-up is a great example of a partnership between the Council and local communities,” says Cllr. Donaghey. “I would like to thank the Councils Litter Warden Pearse McCrory and all the Council staff who were there to help and support us on Saturday. We couldn’t do this without their support and no matter what we needed they were there to help. And I would also like to sincerely thank Mary McCallion from Inishowen Development Partnership who contacted all groups on her database in the weeks prior to the event and this helped spread the word.”“The local media have also been great and have helped us get the word out that the clean-up is taking place and it is great encouragement for groups to see their work publicised locally.”“Many groups will hold on to their litter pickers and will continue to do clean-ups in their own areas over the summer months and I would like to thank each and every one of them for taking part on Saturday and for their continued efforts throughout the year.“Ideally we would like to see this approach extended to all the other Municipal Districts in Donegal and we are happy to share our experiences with any other groups who are interested in doing something similar”.INISHOWEN CLEANS UP ITS ACT AND COMES UP SHINING! was last modified: April 11th, 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) Tags:clean-updonegalInishowenlast_img read more

first_imgImagine the widespread, righteous outrage that would ensue if, say, David Duke said that minority schoolchildren couldn’t do the same work as their white counterparts. The very notion is insulting and offensive. And yet the state of California effectively declared as much just seven years ago. Back in 1999, when it established the Academic Performance Index, which assesses student achievement, the state set the bar lower for schools with high concentrations of black students, English learners or poor kids. This is, to rip off a line from President Bush, a gross example of “the soft bigotry of low expectations.” Implicit in the policy is the belief that certain groups are simply unable to compete at the same level. Rather than help disadvantaged kids strive for excellence, the state was content to consign them to perpetual mediocrity. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe harm done is more than just in the stigma that comes with the low expectations. API goals are a key tool the state uses to identify and help underperforming schools. By setting improvement goals lower for schools with high minority, poor or English-learning populations, the state made it easier for those schools to continue failing without getting the special attention they needed. State bureaucrats could be happy that fewer California schools were officially failing, while the students suffered the consequences. “When we look backwards,” State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell says candidly, “we made a mistake by setting lower expectations for subgroups.” He can say that again. But credit O’Connell for owning up to a mistake and doing something about it. Wednesday, at O’Connell’s recommendation, the state Board of Education voted unanimously to rescind the policy, and start requiring schools to improve the performance of all groups. This is an important and overdue step – one that begins to correct a shameful chapter in California educational history. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgWalshySAINTS GO MARCHING ONWhile the vast majority of seats in the stand at O’Donnell Park were occupied last Sunday afternoon, very few fans, if indeed any, would have been sitting on the edge of them.For this Ulster Club quarter-final was as straightforward as it possibly could get for a St. Eunan’s side who, right from the throw-in, were the dominant force, eliminating any element of excitement or thrills that might have been expected at this stage of the competition. Not that you can point the toe of blame at the Letterkenny outfit for this as Roslea started off like a team meaning business – that is, the business of somehow seeming almost oblivious to the occasion and the importance of it.As Maxi Curran’s men stuck to the task of attempting to find gaps behind the defensive cover of the Fermanagh champions, the visitors, though enjoying, if that’s the word, a reasonable amount of possession may as well have ventured next door to the Motor Show at the Aura complex for that opening half where they would at least have found a gear change.The half-time of score of 1-5 to zero points told its own story and while the green machine did outscore Eunan’s in the second they still didn’t look capable enough of catching their hosts who had already done enough – again thanks to the marksmanship of Conall Dunne – to book their place for next Sunday’s semi-final.And that’s where they will be really up against it – facing Omagh St. Enda’s who have disposed of ten times Ulster Champions and six times, All-Ireland club victors, Crossmaglen. We can be sure Eunan’s won’t be going in at half-time as comfortably as they did last Sunday and their opponents won’t be sitting with a big blank nought on the scoreboard either. This will be a much stiffer proposition to be sure and, yet, there’s a confidence about the Letterkenny men that suggests this could be their year after their previous disappointments in Ulster.I’m no betting man but….GOD SAVE THE INGRACIOUS McQUEENSomebody should take Gordon McQueen by the nose – forcibly if necessary – and lead him through Donegal’s past and particularly that part of it that forever links this county with his native Scotland.Take him on the Cairnryan to Larne ferry route and then on to Ireland’s North-West and down to The Rosses and through Gweedore – stopping in Letterkenny on route so some of us can provide him with a “horrible reception” – and all points besides. Indeed, he probably wouldn’t even have to leave the city of Glasgow to discover why it doesn’t necessarily follow that if you’re born in Scotland you cannot play for somebody else as he put it.The former Leeds and Manchester United defender can’t, of course, ask the late Paddy Coyle, born and reared in The Rosses – and grandfather of Ireland midfielder, James McCarthy – who was forced onto the emigration trail to Scotland like so many of his fellow country men and women.Or, indeed, the maternal grandparents of Aidan McGeady who themselves left Gweedore to take the boat and train to Glasgow in the hope of a better life.Or the father of former Republic ace, Ray Houghton – the latter recently revealing in a newspaper interview in ‘The Sunday Times’ that following the 1-0 win against the Scots at Hampden Park in February, 1987, that helped propelled Ireland to their first major Championships, a proud Seamus Houghton had many months later accompanied his son back to Donegal. “I took him back to Buncrana, the place he was born….He didn’t last much longer after that unfortunately. That was August, 1989 and he passed away in the December.”But this son of Donegal soil had lived to see his son’s heroics in the 1988 European Championships and while the younger Houghton might indeed have throw in his lot with Scotland had he been asked in time, he had thoroughly enjoyed his career in the green shirt.James McCarthy might not, as it happens, get the opportunity to lap up that “horrible reception” as urged by McQueen given that he is reportedly carrying a hamstring injury but McGeady will certainly be subjected to some Scottish bile raining down from the Celtic Park stands during Friday night’s qualifier.“I’ve got no time for these players,” McQueen insisted during the week.Just as Scotland had no time for them before the Republic came knocking on their doors and offered them a green shirt and a chance to represent the country of their grandparents.McQueen did refer to the likes of Bob Wilson and Bruce Rioch who, although birth natives of England, had represented Scotland and had always wanted to (in Wilson’s case it might have had something to do with the existence of Gordon Banks, Peter Shilton and Ray Clemence at the time).But he neglected to mention the handful of current members of the Scottish squad where were born outside the country including Shaun Maloney who arrived into this world in Malaysia.A bitter man our Gordon would appear to be – perhaps something to do with the fact that he lost his place in the Manchester United team to one Paul McGrath back in 1985.If he’s at Friday night’s match, no doubt he’ll be joining in the inevitable chorus that will specifically greet one or two members of the Irish team. Or maybe he’ll be watching it in his home in North Yorkshire in a different country from the one he was born in.DRINKING CLASSESSomething I keep noticing whenever I’m watching top level international or club rugby. Something you never, ever see at a Gaelic match or a soccer game. Something that would be frowned on if you did and, not just frowned on, but drawing the wrath of a large section of the population and the public pulpits groaning under the weight of condemnation of the authorities involved in these particular sports for allowing this to happen.How come, I keep asking myself, rugby supporters are allowed to swig down copious amounts of lager during matches while those following their Donegals or Finn Harps or Glasgow Celtics or Chelseas must wait until after – okay, often before – they indulge?It appears a completely different set of rules apply to the rugger fraternity  where the consumption of alcohol is concerned and where you can freely (although I imagine it wouldn’t be close to free if you were purchasing it at the Aviva Stadium) swivel your plastic glasses – I know, terrible isn’t it, they’re not allowed to use the actual glass ones – and hoist them into the air whenever a try is scored or the T.V. cameras catch sight of you on the big screen.SPRINGBOXEDYou’d still have to raise a glass or two to the Irish rugby team following their performance against South Africa, the second best team in the world. And had Ireland not conceded that late try they would have been elevated to the third slot in this elite table but let’s not quibble here.Nobody in the R.T.E. panel, least of all George Hook, and indeed nobody who knows anything about rugby would have given Joe Schmidt’s charges the remotest of hopes of springing a surprise in this one (not quite correct as, apparently, Alan Quinlan predicted a win for the Irish earlier in the week).One of the English publications even suggested that Ireland was now the best placed of the European teams to do the business at next year’s World Cup.Ah now, hold on there, isn’t it tradition that following such a performance we go and struggle against the likes of Georgia, this weekend’s opponents, and then Hook & Co. get back to what they know best, tearing shreds out of the green tops?DRUGS TESTLeague of Ireland and Leeds United fans of a certain vintage will undoubtedly remember former goalkeeper, Eddie van Boxtel – indeed he once saved an Eric Cantona penalty – but, sadly, he’ll now be remembered for all the wrong reasons.The 41 year old recently appeared before Kildare Circuit Court after being charged in connection with a 3.4 million euro cannabis seizure.The Dutch born custodian , who helped Dundalk to their last league title win in 1995 prior to this year’s success, had pleaded not guilty.Though when I say, sadly, I mean on behalf of all those families and individuals in this country who have been savaged and ravaged as a result of the drugs trade. Perhaps, even van Boxtel among them.PACKIE’S TEAMAnd here it is – our own Packie Bonner’s all-time World XI which I came across in a comprehensive listing of international footballers’ best ever teams:Pat Jennings; Danny McGrain; Bobby Moore; Paul McGrath; Paolo Maldini; Diego Maradona; Roy Keane; Johan Cruyff; Lionel Messi; Pele; and George Best.A handful of Irish in there as you’d expect and certainly a team whose attack would be as enticing as its defence.Though how Robbie Savage didn’t get in there is beyond me.MEDICAL OPINIONCommentating quote of the year from R.T.E.’s Ryle Nugent during Saturday’s live coverage of Ireland and South Africa at the Aviva Stadium after Peter O’Mahony went down with an injury:“If he didn’t have medical attention during a game, you’d think there was something wrong with him.”Huh?DUNNE IT IN ONE!Well, it has taken him precisely 78 years to do it but Michael Dunne has finally achieved the ambition of all golfers, amateur or professional – a hole-in-one.His historic achievement came on the tricky second at Dunfanaghy Golf Club last Saturday where he was partnered with fellow Letterkenny men, Don Sheridan and Pat Bonner.Of course, he might just have been keen to get the round over with as quickly as possible seeing as it was THEM he was paired with…!Either way, well Dunne Mick.WALSHY ON WEDNESDAY: SAINTS GO MARCHING ON – WHILE SOUTH AFRICA ARE SPRINGBOXED BY IRELAND was last modified: November 12th, 2014 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:columnnewsPaddy WalshySportWednesdaylast_img read more

first_imgStuttering eternal title favourites Bayern Munich on Saturday tackle leaders Borussia Dortmund at Signal Iduna Park in the champagne fixture of the 2018/19 Bundesliga season.Robert Kovac’s six-time defending champions are three points off Lucien Favre’s pacesetters courtesy of indifferent home form that has witnessed them fail to win any of their last four fixtures at the Alianz Arena.The Bavarian behemoths are however a different kettle of fish on the road where they are conquering all comers.Dortmund’s lead has on the other hand come courtesy of impregnable home form, with the yellow and black submarines averaging over three goals per game in front of their raucous fans.Dortmund were the last side other than Bayern Munich to win the German top flight competition, when under the tutelage of Jurgen Klopp, they won back to back titles in 2011 and 2012.It’s a point of frustration in Dortmund that Bayern cherry picked Robert Lewandowski and Mario Goetze who were the outstanding players of their side.Although Bayern Munich has in recent years dominated this duel, Favre will feel his mixture of youth and experience can upend the visitors’ preeminence.At 29, Marco Reus is the elder statesman of Dortmund’s attack whereas the century old Bavarian attack of Arjen Robben, Lewandowski and Frank Robert are in the evening of their careers.Elsewhere, Ralf Ragnick’s RB Leipzig welcome German football’s Jekyll and Hyde club Bayer Leverkusen in Sunday’s pick of the matches.Despite contrasting results on Thursday, both clubs are on course to reach the knock out rounds of the Europa League. Leverkusen were narrow 1-0 winners over FC Zurich but can expect a stronger examination from Liepzip who rested several first team players in falling 1-2 at Celtic.However, Bundesliga action gets underway on Friday night when Hannover, who are mired in the bottom three, clash with Bruno Labadia’s Wolfsburg.The visitors have lost their direction after briefly challenging for glory in September. Second placed Borussia Moenchengladbach meanwhile expect to exploit the possibility of leaders Dortmund dropping points when they travel to inconsistent Werder Bremen.In Sunday’s late kick off, free scoring Eintracht Frankfurt host last season’s deputy champions Schalke.Frankfurt’s much feared front three of Luka Jovic, Ante Rebic and Sebastian Haller are bound to fully stretch Domenico Todesco’s Schalke.FRIDAY:Hannover v Wolfsburg @10:30pmSATURDAY:Nuremberg v Stuttgart @05:30pmFortuna Dusseldorf v Hertha Berlin @05:30pmHoffenheim v Augsburg @05:30pmFreiburg v Mainz @05:30pmWerder Bremen v Gladbach @05:30pmBorussia Dortmund v Bayern Munich @08:30pmSUNDAY:RB Leipzig v Bayer Leverkusen 05:30pmEintracht Frankfurt v Schalke 08:30pmBET ON ALL THESE GAMES AND MORE @Bunga BetComments Tags: German Bundesligatoplast_img read more

first_imgLough Eske Castle, a Solis Hotel and Spa has been named as the third best hotel in Ireland by a highly influential travel magazine.Condé Nast Traveler yesterday announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Lough Eske Castle recognized as the No. 3 in the Top Hotels in Ireland category.With this latest award, Donegal’s only 5 star hotel has much to celebrate as it marks its 10 year anniversary this November. Managing Director of Lough Eske Castle Mr Seán Carney commented: “It is a great honour in this our tenth year of operating for Solís Lough Eske Castle to be recognised with such a prestigious industry leading award as this.“It is a true testament to the daily hard work and dedication by our team of exceptional employees delivering reliable, genuinely caring and timely service superior to our competition.”Managing Director of Lough Eske Castle, Mr Seán Carney“There has been incredible resilience and fortitude over the years by such a magnificent cadre of staff to weather the economic times that have passed but we look forward to a great and exciting 2018. This recognition just goes to reinforce our beliefs and service excellence model – to be truly a Global Leader in the service business,” Mr Carney said.Over 300,000 readers submitted millions of ratings and tens of thousands of comments, voting on a record-breaking 7,320 hotels and resorts, 610 cities, 225 islands, 468 cruise ships, 158 airlines, and 195 airports The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” Under Editor in Chief Pilar Guzmán, the Readers’ Choice Awards have become more selective and specific to the passions that inspire today’s travelers. The Readers’ Choice Awards are announced in the November issue of Condé Nast Traveler, on newsstands nationwide on October 24, 2017.The full Top 10 list of Irish hotels is as follows:1. Ballyfin, Co. Laois2. The Lodge at Ashford Castle, Co. Mayo3. Lough Eske Castle, Donegal4. The Shelbourne, Dublin5. Waterford Castle, Co. Waterford6. The Killarney Park Hotel, Co. Kerry7. The Merrion, Dublin8. Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin9. The Westbury, Dublin10. InterContinental DublinLough Eske Castle is owned by Harcourt Developments based in Dublin, and property managed by Capella Hotel Group.It has been an exciting year for the hotel and Lough Eske Castle is honoured to be accepting this prestigious award just in time for its birthday celebrations.Despite opening at the beginning of the financial downturn, Lough Eske Castle has seen revenues double, operating at €9.5m today and has recently benefited from a €500k investment into the property. Since 2007 occupancy has grown by 38% and the average room rate by 43%, with international guest stays increasing by 15%. Opened 365, the castle is one of the largest employers in county Donegal and over 70% of staff are from Donegal.Travel lovers rank 5-star Donegal hotel among Top 10 in Ireland was last modified: October 18th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Condé Nast TravelerLough Eske Castlelast_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny Institute of Technology has been awarded €2.7 million of a total €9.7 million research fund for its role in a new cross-border research centre for renewable energy projects.The Bryden Centre for Advanced Marine and Bio-Energy Research will recruit 34 PhD students across the marine and bio-energy disciplines and will be based at LYIT, Queen’s University Belfast, Ulster University and the University of Highlands and Islands in western Scotland.LYIT will act as a lead institution for 7 PhD candidates and will co-supervise many more. The project currently involves staff from three schools in the Institute, Business, Science and Engineering and is truly multidisciplinary in nature. The Institute will benefit from €2.7m worth of funding to cover studentships, PDRA’s, an administrative post to support the project and equipment, and is an opportunity to build further research capacity across the Institute at Level 10.Speaking at the launch of the Bryden project in Belfast, Irish Government Chief Whip and Minister of State, Joe Mc Hugh TD, said: “The Irish Government is delighted to be co-funding this exciting project which will help advance valuable research into various renewable energy technologies.“I am particularly pleased that this project brings together expertise from colleges and other partners in Northern Ireland, Ireland and Western Scotland.“The results of such broad-ranging co-operation and utilisation of high-level skills will bring shared benefits to all three administrations, as it drives the pursuit of renewable energy research to a new level. “We all share the ambition that practical benefits for sustainable future energy development will flow from this project.“This collaboration will see LYIT, among many other things, examine the potential for wave and tidal power generation in Donegal.”Minister McHugh also met the first student recruited to the Bryden Centre.LYIT, in conjunction with QUB, registered the first student to the Bryden Centre programme. Nuala Carr, a Donegal native accepted a Bryden Centre studentship and registered as a QUB PhD student on the 1st November 2017.Nuala is a student of QUB’s School of Built Environment, Planning and Architecture and is based at the Bryden Centre, CoLab, LYIT. She is co-supervised by Dr Wesley Flannery, QUB and Dr’s John Doran and Simon Stephens, LYIT. LYIT awarded €2.7 million for cross-border renewable energy research was last modified: January 17th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:cross-BorderLYITresearchThird levellast_img read more