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first_imgCAMPAIGNERS against the privatisation of a public Co Donegal beach have taken their protest online – and to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.T&G Properties have closed off the right of way to Aughadahor Beach in Carrigart meaning the only access route will be through their holiday village development at Cuan Na Ri where visitors will be charged a ‘nominal fee for a day pass’.Last week Donegal County Council ordered the company to desist from building certain parts of the development – and ordered they destroy another part, a basement which didn’t have planning permission. But it is the ‘right of way’ issue which continues to upset both local people and environmental campaigners throughout the country.“Generations have walked the right of way at Aughadahor to access this beautiful beach,” says Frances McCarry.“We demand our right of way be reinstated so we can again access our beach and that home and property owners can again access their properties via the Aughadahor Road.“Irish beaches are beautiful and should never be privatised. It might be our little beach today in Donegal but it could be your local beach tomorrow.” More than 600 people have already signed the petition – with more than twice that recommending the page on Facebook.Campaigners want to raise that number before bringing it to Taoiseach Enda Kenny.The beach petition is here:  BEACH CAMPAIGNERS LAUNCH ONLINE PETITION TO TAOISEACH was last modified: December 9th, 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:aughadahorbeachPrivatisationlast_img read more

first_imgThe broadcasting deal will take the2010 Fifa World Cup matches straight fromthe pitch to the homes of millions ofAfricans.(Image: Chris Kirchhoff, For more freephotos, visit the image library) All countries across sub Saharan Africawill benefit from the 2010 Fifa broadcast deal.(Image: Wikimedia) Tamara O’ReillyAn agreement by football governing body Fifa and the African Union of Broadcasters (AUB) will see to it that the 2010 World Cup reaches viewers across sub-Saharan Africa.All 64 of the tournament’s matches will be broadcast live on free-to-air television and radio in 41 regions in Africa in English, French and Portuguese. Fifa selected the AUB as the partner for sub-Saharan Africa based on its capacity to reach the largest possible audience.AUB is a combination of the Pan-African Broadcasting and Union of National Radio and Television Organisation of Africa, formed in 2007 to develop all facets of broadcasting on the continent.“The AUB has shown considerable strengths in uniting broadcasters under one umbrella to ensure that all sub-Saharan Africans will be able to have access to the radio and TV coverage of and around the 2010 Fifa World Cup,” said Fifa president Sepp Blatter.“We always promised that 2010 would be an African World Cup, and with today’s cooperation agreement we have made a big step towards achieving this goal.”An African production centre will be established at the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in Johannesburg during the 2010 event to ensure high-quality coverage for African viewers.The IBC, the communication nucleus of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, is under construction at the Nasrec Exhibition Centre in the south of Johannesburg. Nasrec is one of the oldest and largest exhibition centres in Johannesburg. More than R120-million (US$12-million) is being spent on the upgrading and installations that will be required by the 15 000 media personnel and commentators who will descend on the city for six weeks during June and July 2010.Johannesburg is already the primary broadcasting hub for international and local television and radio, as well as home to almost 60% of all information, communication and technology businesses in South Africa.“For us at AUB the deal was a dream come true for it accords with the goals of our Union for sustainability and will facilitate the achievement of one of the goals we adopted as legacies for Africa from the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa, namely capacity development of broadcasting in Africa,” said Lawrence Atiase, CEO of the AUB.“We are fully committed to playing our part and we thank Fifa for placing their trust in the AUB’s ability to deliver.”The move is also being welcomed by several African countries who cannot afford to pay the high prices for broadcast rights of such tournaments. Kenya, for example, who has in the past broadcast live tournaments like the African Cup of Nations and the Olympic Games to the Kenyan public, did so at considerable costs.“We welcome this move by Fifa,” says Kenya Broadcasting Corporation managing director David Waweru. “It will be easier to negotiate with AUB, who will sell at more affordable and realistic fees than third parties. We are now sure we, as the national broadcaster, will bring the 2010 World Cup to Kenyans.”The previous Fifa World Cup, held in Germany 2006, was the most extensive in the tournament’s history. Compared to the 2002 tournament, which was covered by 232 channels worldwide, the 2006 event was broadcast by 376 channels reaching 24.2-billion viewers globally.According to the Fifa website, the 2006 event was aired in a total 43 600 broadcasts across 214 countries generating total coverage of 73 072 hours. This means that if all the 2006 coverage were shown on just one channel, it would take over eight years to broadcast non-stop.Host of the next Fifa World Cup, South Africa, enjoyed more 2006 Fifa World Cup Germany coverage than any other African market, with the cable network, SuperSport, showing a total of 1 627 hours of coverage on its five channels.Do you have any comments or queries about this article? Email Tamara O’Reilly at articlesMeet Zakumi, the 2010 mascot Fifa World Cup host cities 2010 media hub at Nasrec Useful linksFifaAfrican Union of Broadcastinglast_img read more

first_imgPhilippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid 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 Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Defending champion National University still leads the table at 10-1 with last year’s runner-up Far Eastern University at second with a 9-2 record.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES MANILA, Philippines—Ateneo and Adamson held up their fourth place tie in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament after turning back their respective foes Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ Playoff time: 10 things to know for the NBA postseason Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments The Soaring Falcons claimed their fifth straight win after beating De La Salle in four sets, 25-14, 23-25, 25-19, 25-19 to get to a 9-4 record.The Blue Eagles, meanwhile, dropped University of the East, 25-20, 25-12, 27-29, 25-15.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPaolo Pablico had 18 points for Adamson while Archie Dela Cruz and George Labang Jr. had 13 and 10 points, respectively.Antony Koyfman led the Blue Eagles with 17 points with Ron Medalla and Gian Glorioso combining for 23 points to play support.last_img read more

first_imgRepublic of Ireland O’Neill rues ‘comedy of mistakes’ as Ireland crushed by Denmark Matthew Scott Last updated 1 year ago 07:40 11/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Ireland - cropped Getty Images Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland v Denmark World Cup Denmark WC Qualification Europe The home side were demolished by Denmark on Tuesday, putting an end to their World Cup hopes Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill rued a “comedy of mistakes” after his side were thrashed 5-1 by Denmark in their World Cup qualifying play-off.A suffocating goalless draw in Copenhagen was followed by a rollicking affair in Dublin, one which the Irish started superbly, taking a sixth-minute lead through Shane Duffy.Germany & Brazil joint World Cup favs Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player But Age Hareide’s men stuck to their task and a Cyrus Christie own goal was followed by Christian Eriksen’s superb hat-trick before Nicklas Bendtner’s penalty capped a brutal Danish demolition job.However, having seen Daryl Murphy and James McClean narrowly miss half-chances with Ireland still ahead, O’Neill lamented his side’s inability to keep the pressure on.”We were well beaten in the end,” O’Neill told RTE. “No question about that.”We obviously got off to a great start and perhaps James’ second goal [if it was scored] might have made a big difference in the game.Thank you for amazing support tonight and throughout the whole campaign. #COYBIG— FAIreland (@FAIreland) November 14, 2017″We conceded two really sloppy goals in a matter of minutes and it was a long way back after that.”The goals are so sloppy when you look back at them. They are so, so bad.”There is two-on-one for a corner and Harry [Arter] gets beaten but we should still be able to clear the ball and we haven’t done that and the next goal is a comedy of mistakes.”The whole mindset changes, you are 2-1 down in a matter of minutes when perhaps six minutes earlier you could have been 2-0 up.”Trailing 2-1 at the break, O’Neill introduced Aiden McGeady and Wes Hoolahan in place of David Meyler and Arter, but it only served to provide the space for Eriksen to put the game to bed.Danish coach Age Hareide thanked O’Neill for opening the game up in his post-match interview, but the Irish boss was satisfied with his tactical decision.”That’s the name of the game, we have to go for it. There is no point in dying wondering. We had to get two goals back,” O’Neill added.”We’re capable of coming back from it. We’ve been beaten but been beaten in a play-off game. In the end we have lost a play-off game to take us to a World Cup. We’ll come back again.”last_img read more