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first_imgRepresentatives from the fishing industry and sport fishing fans said the regulations went too far, encompassing areas where fish species are not at risk and posing severe economic hardships for coastal communities. “There is no question there is a pretty significant economic consequence to what the state is doing,” said Steve Scheiblauer, harbormaster for the city of Monterey. Scheiblauer predicted that 30 of the 100 commercial fishing boats that operate out of Monterey harbor would leave in search of more promising waters, meaning less of the fresh local fish that draws tourists. The regulations, expected to go into effect this summer, were designed to maintain the diversity of the marine population. SAN FRANCISCO – One of the nation’s most ambitious plans to protect marine life was approved Friday when a state panel voted to ban or restrict fishing across more than 200 square miles of water off Central California. The Fish and Game Commission unanimously designated 29 marine preserves between Santa Barbara and Half Moon Bay, 13 of which would be off-limits to all anglers, commercial and recreational. Deep water fishing would be prohibited in the rest. The plan is the first piece envisioned in a statewide network of similarly protected areas. Commissioners and environmental groups praised its passage at a meeting in Bodega Bay as a landmark for ocean conservation. “This is big. This is a watershed transformation of how states restore and protect the oceans for future generations,” said Ocean Conservancy Vice President Warner Chabot. “No other state is close to this.” 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 Erik Lamela could be offered an escape route out of Tottenham in January after interest from Serie A duo Inter Milan and Napoli.The Argentine international, 22, joined the north London side for a club record £30m fee in 2013 from Roma, but has struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League.Despite featuring in all of Spurs’ league matches so far and scoring three times in the Europa League, including a wonder strike against Asteras Tripolis at White Hart Lane, reports suggest the talented wide-man would be tempted to return to Italy if offered the chance.According to CalcioMercato, Inter and Napoli have spoken to Lamela’s representatives over a possible loan move in the upcoming window and then are keen to thrash out a permanent arrangement at the end of the season.Although under-pressure Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has given no indication that he wants Lamela to leave the club, sources close to the player have revealed the transfer to bring him back to Italy is in the early stages. Erik Lamela last_img read more

first_imgA child draws in the dirt at Gardens of the World’s California mission area, part of the 4.5-acre garden on Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. Photo by Tina Burch / Staff Photographer Ventura County offers beaches, forests, culture and history as well as a wealth of activities, many of them less than an hour’s drive from the San Fernando Valley. Here’s just a sampling of the activities that can provide a fun family outing or a night on the town: Gardens of the World: Owned by Ed and Lynn Hogan, founders of Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays, and operated by the Hogan Family Foundation, the $7 million, 4.5-acre garden has five internationally themed sections – French, English, Italian, Japanese and Spanish mission _ and a bandstand for summer concerts. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays during standard time at 2001 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. Free. Call (805) 557-1135. The Fillmore and Western Railway: Five themed excursions run at different times throughout the year on this scenic three-hour ride from Fillmore to Santa Paula. Among them are a family trip through the citrus groves of the Santa Clara Valley that leaves at noon Saturdays and Sundays. The cost is $21 for adults, $19 for seniors, $11 for children ages 4-12 and $6 for infants and toddlers up to 3 years old. Another excursion is a murder mystery train that departs at 6:30 and returns at 9:30 on selected Saturday nights. For prices and departure times, call (805) 524-2546 or visit The Olivas Adobe: Olivas Adobe Historical Park, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, Ventura, is the former home of Don Raymundo Olivas and his family and dates back to the mid-1800s. It includes a small museum of handicrafts and artifacts from the Spanish rancho era of California history, and rose and herb gardens. On June 3, the Olivas Adobe will present “Cowboys, Heroes & Outlaws,” to preserve American cowboy western heritage from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and featuring historic re-enactors, cultural workshops, live entertainment and a re-created Chumash village. Beginning July 8 through Sept. 9, the adobe will host Music Under the Stars, a series of concerts every Saturday night showcasing artists performing a worldwide range of music. Free admission; tours available. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends. Call (805) 644-6542. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza: The largest performing arts center between Los Angeles and San Francisco houses the 1,800-seat Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts and the 394-seat Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre. Both combine arts and entertainment with state-of-the-art technology and acoustics. The Civic Arts Plaza’s headliners run the spectrum from contemporary to classic, in addition to touring Broadway musicals, popular entertainers and award-winning children’s programs. The Fred Kavli Theatre lobby doubles as a fine-art gallery for exhibitions by both local and internationally acclaimed artists. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at the box office at 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks. For more information, call (805) 449-ARTS (2787). Beachcombing: A spacious beachfront lies just south of downtown Ventura, with a long pier and a playground on the sand for the kids. A boardwalk-style promenade leads to a point favored by surfers and windsurfers. Just a short walk from the beach are interesting and quirky thrift and antique stores and restaurants. Take the Ventura Freeway and exit on California Street, turn left for the beach, right for Main Street.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Underwood Family Farms: Pick your own produce and visit the animals at this working ranch at 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. Different crops are available to be picked all year and also are sold at a produce stand. Animals include horses, goats, chickens and rabbits that can be fed and groomed for nominal fees. The farm also is open for birthday parties and school tours. Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daylight-saving time); closed Dec. 31 to March 1. Call (805) 529-3690. Camarillo Premium Outlet Malls: Upscale designers with discount prices make this a shopping trip worth the drive. The sprawling complex includes outlets for Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Ellen Tracy and BCBG. Hours vary. South of the Ventura Freeway at 740 E. Ventura Blvd., Camarillo. Call (805) 445-8520. Ventura Harbor Village: Across the street from the beach at Ventura Harbor are more than 40 specialty retail shops and waterfront restaurants. Kids will love the arcade and 36-horse carousel. There are also harbor cruises, pedal-boat and kayak rentals, sport fishing, dive classes, charters, yacht clubs, marina and island excursions, plus occasional art exhibits and carnivals, and other special events for the entire family. A short walk from the Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center. From the Ventura Freeway, exit at Seaward Avenue, go left on Harbor Boulevard, right on Spinnaker Drive. Call (805) 642-8538 or go to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum: Nearly 50 million pages of documents from the Reagan administration are housed in the cellar of the museum dedicated to the former president. Permanent exhibits follow Reagan’s career and include a full-scale version of Reagan’s Oval Office, a section of the Berlin Wall, a first-ladies exhibit, and 1.6 million photographs. The Air Force One Pavilion, the museum’s newest attraction, opened in October, displaying the jet that Reagan and other presidents flew on during their terms of office. Rotating exhibits include everything from presidential portraits to the history of the U.S. cavalry, in which Reagan served. The facility, the largest of all the presidential libraries, sits on 100 acres with stunning vistas at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Call (800) 410-8354. Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, $3 for children 11-17 and free for children 10 and under. California Oil Museum: Learn the inner workings of the black-gold industry through interactive displays, memorabilia, working models, games, photographs and an authentic turn-of-the-century cable-tool drilling rig. Rotating exhibits of science, technology and transportation plus art and history are presented throughout the year at this historic building first erected by oil pioneers in 1890. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and $1 for children under the age of 17; kids 5 and under are free. Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays at 1001 E. Main St., Santa Paula. Call (805) 933-0076.last_img read more

first_imgA Donegal boy left devastated after missing out on tickets to the Comic Convention in San Diego is this evening celebrating after getting passes for the ENTIRE weekend.Ray D’ArcyLochlainn Kelly 13, suffers from Aspergers Syndrome and had been planning his ‘dream’ holiday for over two years.A fortnight ago, Buncrana lad Lochlainn accompanied by his brother Rory went online to secure tickets to the world famous convention. However, they were unable to get tickets for any of the dates.Despite booking flights and accommodation for the trip to San Diego, Lochlainn no longer wanted to go if he wasn’t able to go to Comic Con.His brother Rory launched an online campaign in a desperate attempt to find Lochlainn passes for the trip.Donegal Daily highlighted the campaign earlier in the week and that story sparked a huge reaction not only across Donegal but also nationwide. Rory appeared on the Ray D’Arcy show on RTE Radio this afternoon and was left flabbergasted when the popular host informed Rory that Lochlainn had passes for the entire weekend.Rory took to his own Facebook account to thank everyone for their support and expressed his delight for Lochlainn.Rory said, “Unbelievable!! My brother Lochláinn Kelly has just got his FULL-WEEKEND PASSES for Comic Con 2015 from the Ray D’Arcy Show! Thank you all so so much! You’s bunch of absolute legends!His sister also posted, “Lochláinn Kelly is going to Comic Con! His prayers have been answered with thanks to Ray Darcy and RTE Radio 1! Best news we could have got this week!”Well done Rory Kelly for your online campaign! And a massive thanks to everyone who has liked, shared, and provided us with information to help make his dream come true! DELIGHT FOR DONEGAL BOY AS HE SECURES GOLDEN TICKETS FOR DREAM HOLIDAY was last modified: March 6th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgA young man broke into the home of his former girlfriend and beat her with a brush.The man appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with burglary, intimidation of witnesses and breaching a barring order. The man’s former girlfriend, who is also the mother of his three children, said she was left terrified when he broke into her home.The woman said that on March 10th he gained entry to the home through the back door and then beat her with a brush which he had found in the house.Garda Inspector Barry Doyle said the man was later arrested and was charged with burglary and released on bail.The man, who had been living in Kilkenny, was ordered not to set foot in County Donegal as part of his bail conditions.However, three days later on March 13th, he again broke into the woman’s home.On this occasion, he enticed one of his children to open a window of the home and get gained entry to the window.Gardai were called and the accused man was found hiding in the attic.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station and asked to make a phonecall to his cousin but instead phoned his ex-partner.The court was told that the man had battled with drugs and drink since the death of his father by suicide eight years ago.His solicitor Patsy Gallagher, applying for bail, said the man was in a “heightened state of grief” following the recent death of his grandfather.However, Judge Paul Kelly refused the bail application saying the accused man should have been nowhere near Donegal.He refused bail and adjourned the case until June 2nd.Man broke into partner’s home and attacked her with brush was last modified: May 19th, 2017 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)last_img read more

first_imgGibson & Associates Solicitors are a leading Donegal and Dublin based legal practice. The firm deals with a broad range of legal areas including Commercial Law, Property, Insolvency, Personal Injury and Litigation.The firm has a strong reputation for delivering high quality advice and excellent results for clients.Due to continued expansion the firm wishes to recruit an experienced Legal Secretary to assist in its Letterkenny Conveyancing Department. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated Legal Secretary to progress in a forward thinking firm.Those interested in being considered should forward CV by post or by email for the attention of Lisa Boyle, Gibson & Associates Solicitors, LK House, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Email closing date for applications is Friday the 25th of October 2013.JOBS: LEGAL SECRETARY POSITION AT BUSY CO DONEGAL PRACTICE was last modified: October 23rd, 2013 by John2Share 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:donegal jobsGibson and AssociatesLegal Secretary Positionlast_img read more

first_imgLocal Letterkenny company Orbit Security is celebrating 18-years in business by opening a fantastic new showroom. Local man Martin Hilferty set up the company back in 1996 and has seen the business go from strength to strength over the years.Through thick and thin Martin has built up a big a client base throughout Ireland offering various services including Static Security Guards, Event Security, Mobile Patrol & Key Holding. With the security industry growth has been going form strength to strength. In 2000 Martin added a System’s & services division to the business offering CCTV systems, Alarm Systems, Fire Alarms Systems Access Control & Automated Gates.In 2005 Martin’s brother Pauric joined the team and now Orbit Security employs over 80 full time and part time staff with their new showroom at the Mountain Top in Letterkenny and office’s in Dublin and now are expanding into the UK market.Martin told Donegal Daily, “Orbit Security’s growth has been both challenging and exciting over the years, but I would really like to thank all our staff for all there hard work and dedication.In 2013 Martin and Pauric launched another section to the business called Guardian I with cutting edge technology coupled with the very latest in monitoring offering clients a 24hour security solution at a fraction of the cost. Pauric told Donegal Daily, “Orbit Security is a local business with a national presence and now entering the UK market is a massive positive step for the company in the future growth.Gary Gamble will be broadcasting live from the official opening of their new showroom in the Mountain Top this Thursday from 1.30pm-3.30pm.Orbit Security is NSAI certified in “Intruder Alarms”, “Guarding Services” and Alarm Monitoring and is licencedby The Private Security Authority of Ireland.ORBIT SECURITY CELEBRATE EIGHTEEN YEARS IN BUSINESS BY OPENING FANTASTIC NEW ‘SHOWROOM’ was last modified: November 11th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsOrbit Securitylast_img read more

first_imgThe team behind Liquid Therapy have revealed plans to expand their services using their winnings from the National Lottery Good Cause of the Year Awards 2019.Charity founder Tom Losey and his team received a heroes’ welcome home to Bundoran after scooping the overall title of Ireland’s Best Good Cause 2019.A celebratory reception was held on Sunday afternoon for the inspiring organisation which provides ocean, surf, and water therapy for young people with special needs. Liquid Therapy was named as the National Lottery Good Cause of the Year 2019, and also won the Sports & Recreation Category at the gala National Lottery Good Causes Awards earlier this month.Tom Losey, founder of Liquid Therapy Bundoran – National Lottery Good Cause of the YearThe organisation took home prizes worth €35,000 and is now planning an ambitious expansion of its surfing and water therapy services to children with additional needs within Bundoran, across the entire county and right throughout the country in 2020.Tom Losey, Founder and Director of Liquid Therapy, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won the award and to be named National Lottery Good Cause of the Year truly is a huge honour. This award is dedicated to our surfers, our families, our volunteers, our community and our supporters. It caps off an amazing 2019 for Liquid Therapy and we cannot wait for the adventures of 2020!”Liquid Therapy Bundoran – National Lottery Good Cause of the YearLiquid Therapy was established in 2011, in Bundoran, Donegal, to provide one to one support for young people who wanted to experience surfing but are unable to participate in mainstream opportunities due to various physical, emotional, behavioural or intellectual conditions. The team of dedicated ocean lovers believe that everybody should be able to benefit from the therapeutic experience of the ocean and Liquid Therapy’s mission is to provide the perfect platform to empower each individual to be able to reach their aquatic potential.Liquid Therapy Bundoran – National Lottery Good Cause of the YearA National Lottery spokesman said, “Liquid Therapy is an exemplary Good Cause. It has been selected as a stand-out Good Cause from the almost 500 applicants for this year’s awards. The work they do has provided opportunities to members of the community who would not have had one otherwise. The National Lottery is delighted to shine a light on their work and support their ambition to take their work throughout the country.” Liquid Therapy eyes expansion with €35,000 award winnings was last modified: November 25th, 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) Tags:liquid therapylast_img read more

first_imgFrom left, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies, Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan and South African President Jacob Zuma at the Business Interaction Group on South Africa on Friday 22 January, a session of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. (Image: The Presidency)On Friday 22 January 2016 President Jacob Zuma and his delegation held a fruitful and successful interaction with global investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos.The President met with global CEOs and chairmen of multinational corporations during the Business Interaction Group on South Africa, an annual forum where the President and Ministers engage the international investors to discuss opportunities in the country and also to hear their views on improving the investment climate in the country.South Africa recognises the importance of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which accounts for 42% of the country’s GDP. Inward FDI flows continue to grow in South Africa. A number of companies have expanded operations and engaged in new investments. South Africa is also an important source of FDI for the African continent.In his remarks, President Zuma welcomed the foreign direct investment flows into the country. He shared the country’s response to the depressed economic climate especially the Nine Point Plan to ignite growth. The plan includes agriculture and agro-processing, advanced beneficiation of mineral resources, higher impact industrial policy action plan, boosting small businesses, energy capacity increase, promoting FDI and developing a robust ocean economy, science and technology, water and sanitation and managing state-owned companies. The President added that the country was becoming a frontier for FDI on the green economy, ocean economy, oil and gas and others which provided new opportunities.He also briefed the investors on the establishment on an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Investments and the establishment of a one-stop interdepartmental clearing house to make it easier for companies to invest. “We will focus on among others, cutting the red tape significantly to address the concerns that the investors have been raising,’’ the President said.The President also briefed the BIG meeting on the efforts to improve education and skills development including the building of new universities, training colleges and the building and refurbishment of schools.The investors sought information and also commented on various areas including energy, oil and gas, scrap metal industry, ocean economy, mineral beneficiation, human settlements and its importance in building social stability, regional integration, the need to stabilise growth and set expenditure ceilings.The prudent financial management of the country was addressed strongly by the President and the Ministers with an added emphasis on the country’s robust monetary policy framework. It was acknowledged that South Africa has a good fiscal framework.The global CEOs emphasised the need to ensure that policies are implemented and that there is certainty at all times.The need for predictability was also raised in the context of the recent changes of finance ministers and the impact thereof. The President responded that while governments all over the world are entitled to change Ministers, South Africa had responded without delay when concern was raised especially given the economic climate. The meeting appreciated the swift changes that were made afterwards resulting in the appointment of Minister Pravin Gordhan as the Minister of Finance.President Zuma welcomed the participation of the private sector in building the economy. He also assured the business community that South Africa’s economy is resilient, that the country has a strong and vibrant democracy with an active and vocal citizenry and vibrant media all of which acts as good checks and balances to the leadership in the country.“The BIG meeting has been extremely helpful. We appreciate all the constructive comments and suggestions on all areas from the economy to social development. The positive contribution of the international and domestic business community in such a negative economic climate is very encouraging. This has given us good feedback as we prepare for the State of the Nation Address and Budget next month,’’ said the President.The President said he was generally upbeat about the visit to Davos.“We are very happy with the visit. It has definitely been worthwhile. Team South Africa has done extremely well in Davos, marketing the country in a difficult and very competitive economic climate. We managed to put our message across effectively and received a positive hearing. There is a lot that we need to do and we are already working on many of the issues that the global business community has been raising. Team South Africa will meet at home to discuss all these matters further so that we can work together to build our country and take it forward’’ said the President.Enquiries: Bongani Majola on 082 339 1993 or by: The read more