Donegal shortlisted among Ireland’s favourite home holiday destinations

first_imgHome is where the heart is… and the people of Donegal are fiercely proud of their home county when it comes to travel and tourism.So proud, in fact, that we have successfully voted Donegal in as one of Ireland’s favourite home holiday destinations in the Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards.The 2020 Travel Awards shortlist was announced this weekend, with Donegal ranked in the top five counties where locals love to visit. The five finalists are Donegal, Galway, Kerry, West Cork and Wexford.Donegal was in fifth place in the same awards category in 2019, and it is hoped that the north-west can be the best and take the top spot from Kerry next year.The Reader Travel Award winners will be revealed on January 17th 2020 at an event in Dublin’s Mansion House.  Donegal shortlisted among Ireland’s favourite home holiday destinations was last modified: November 17th, 2019 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)last_img read more

2010 tickets for ‘green’ schools

first_img19 August 20092010 Fifa World Cup sponsor Coca-Cola is to give 20 000 tickets for World Cup matches to schools across South Africa that do well in an innovative competition that promotes environmental awareness.The National Schools Recycling Programme, carried out in partnership with the Department of Education, will also encourage learners to collect bottles and cans for recycling.The competition will be launched in January 2010, and the handing over of the free tickets to the winning schools will take place before the start of the tournament.Rewarding innovationCoca-Cola South Africa’s Onwell Msomi said the initiative was intended to make teachers and students aware of the importance of recycling for the environment, and to reward innovation and responsible behaviour.A total of 200 schools in the country will be rewarded with World Cup tickets.“We strongly support this initiative,” Department of Education chief director Themba Kojana said in Pretoria this week. “Environmental education is very high on our list of priorities, and the importance of recycling of products must be emphasised at an early age.”Successful Confed Cup pilotMsomi said a successful pilot project had already been launched at two schools in Rustenburg in South Africa’s North West province, where Coca-Cola’s “Soccer Crazy Crew” was sent to promote the importance of recycling.Within a month, 67 863 plastic bottles were collected for recycling, and learners from the schools were rewarded with tickets to watch the Confederations Cup match between South Africa and Spain at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium.“There was great enthusiasm among participating schools, Charora High School and Boikagong Secondary School, and it has given us the confidence to extend this idea across the country,” Msomi said.Fifa allocated the World Cup tickets to Coca-Cola as part of its Ticket Fund initiative, through which 120 000 tickets will be given to stadium construction workers and thousands of young South Africans involved in community programmes.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Bengal to draw up vision plan

first_imgThe West Bengal Cabinet on Wednesday decided to draw up a ‘Vision 10 and Vision 20’ plan for better performance and development in various fields in the next 10 to 20 years, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.“We will plan for 10 years and 20 years because if there is no proper planning, then there will be situations like the recent collapse of bridges. The Finance Department with the help of the Statistics and Planning Department will work on this,” she added.last_img

Maharashtra plans to build Formula 1 racing track

first_imgMaharashtra government has invited bids from consultants for setting up a ‘Formula 1 Racing Track’ in the state.Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation which has been entrusted with the job of putting up the track has invited bids from consultancy firms in this regard.Bids are to be submitted by December 23 and may be opened on the same day, according to the tender document on the website of the corporation.The consultants should be able to complete the work in six months, it said.As per the tender, the consultant submitting the bid should have completed an assignment of giving consultancy services for at least one racing track, should have experience in designing race circuits or other sporting facility on a similar scale and should have knowledge of F1 Racing and other forms of Formula racing around the world.The tender does not indicate the possible location of the racing track but according to reports it is expected to come up along the Mumbai-Pune expressway.last_img read more

Robert Bolick explodes for 26 in debut, leads NorthPort to rout of Blackwater

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Robert Bolick explodes for 26 points in his first PBA game. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRobert Bolick made quite a good first impression in his PBA debut after leading NorthPort’s rout of Blackwater, 117-91, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Bolick, the second overall pick in last month’s draft, wasted no time in announcing his arrival in the pros, scoring 10 of his game-high 26 points in the first six minutes of the game.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “He (Bolick) really complements the team,” said NorthPort head coach Pido Jarencio in Filipino.“He’s made for the PBA. He’s a winner and coachable, he listens,” Jarencio added.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe former San Beda ace hardly missed as he hit 10 of his 12 attempts from the field.Paolo Taha added a career-high 21 points while Sean Anthony and Stanley Pringle, who is coming off his best PBA season where he finished second in the MVP race behind five-time winner June Mar Fajardo, had 19 and 16 points, respectively. Stop being a Christian for a while, Buboy tells Manny Pacquiao Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES “We want to surpass out performance in each of the three conferences this season,” said Jarencio, whose squad wound up second to the last in the standings last conference with a 2-9 mark.Another rookie in Abu Tratter, who was the seventh pick by NLEX before being traded to Blackwater along with Paul Desiderio in exchange for talented big man Poy Erram in the offseason, showed out with team-highs 18 points and nine rebounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more