Rank said proceeds from the sale support its liquidity and future initiatives as part of its Transformation 2.0 programme. M&A The casino’s concession agreement with the city of Blankenberge was renewed in 2018, with a new 15-year operating licence having come into effect in January this year. Casino Blankenberge is one of nine land-based facilities operating in Belgium, and had been owned by Rank since 1998. Tags: Kindred Group Rank Group Casino Blankenberge 1st April 2021 | By Robert Fletcher The sale confirms Rank’s exit from the Belgian casino market, having shut down operations in the municipality of Middlekerke in 2017. Topics: Casino & games Land-based casino M&A Rank Group completes sale of Belgium’s Casino Blankenberge to Kindred AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Under the agreement, Kindred paid £25m (€29.3m/$34.5m) in cash to acquire the business on a debt-free basis. Kindred has worked with Blancas since 2012, with the country’s online gambling regulations requiring igaming operators to have a land-based partner to offer online casino, live dealer games and poker. The agreement, which was announced in October last year, set out that Kindred would acquire 100% of shares in Blankenberge Casino-Kursaal (Blancas), the Rank subsidiary that operates the casino. The Rank Group has finalised the sale of its Casino Blankenberge land-based facility in Belgium and the associated digital licence to Kindred Group. Regions: Belgium Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address
P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (POL.mu) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileBravura Holdings Limited (formerly CMB International) is an investment holding bank situated in Ebene, Mauritius, and invests in Sub-Saharan African markets, with particular attention on Mozambique and Zambia. Whilst the company is a subsidiary of Capital Markets Brokers, the latter is a leading shareholder of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius since its establishment in 1989. The company disseminates its services through its subsidiaries offering financial services, financial advisory, investment banking for businesses and for entities that have focused their investments in financial instruments, including derivatives and equity. Bravura Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Who is Tadhg Beirne: Ten things you should know about the Ireland forwardTadhg Beirne, who can play across the back five of the pack, had to bide his time to make his mark on the professional game and was 26 when he made his Ireland debut. There are plenty more details to learn about him…Ten things you should know about Tadhg Beirne 1. Born in Eadestown, Kildare in Ireland on 8 January 1992, Beirne weighs 17st 8lb (113kg) and is 6ft 6in (198cm) tall.2. His sister, Alannah Beirne, is a TV personality and fashion model. Their mother, Brenda Hyland, was crowned the Rose of Tralee in 1983.3. Part of the Ireland U20 team that finished sixth in the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship, Beirne then played for the Ireland Sevens team in 2015. However, he had to wait another three years before his first senior cap when Ireland toured Australia in 2018.4. At 23, Beirne made his senior debut for Leinster against Cardiff Blues in 2015. The majority of the time beforehand he had played for Leinster’s A team and when he wasn’t offered a new contract he considered giving up rugby to do a masters in real estate.Related: The remarkable story of Tadhg Beirne5. Instead, the Scarlets signed Beirne in the summer of 2016 and he made his debut in the opening game of the season. He enjoyed a successful season at the Welsh region and was part of the team that won the 2017 Pro12 final, scoring a try in the 46-22 victory against Munster.6. In October 2017, Munster announced that Beirne would join the province for the 2018-19 season. Before leaving the Scarlets, he was named 2017-18 Pro14 Players’ Player of the Season. Find out more about the flexible forward who can play across the back five Tadhg Beirne made his Ireland debut in Australia in 2018 (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 9. Beirne earned successive Pro14 Dream Team nominations in 2017-18 and 2018-19, playing for Scarlets and then Munster.10. Despite being so tall, he is known for his jackling ability and often tops the turnover charts. He says: “Being tall, you need to have your technique pretty spot-on and it’s getting better.” Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition to get magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 7. In Beirne’s Champions Cup debut for Munster, he earned the Man of the Match award against Exeter Chiefs before earning the same accolade later in the pool stage against Leinster and the reverse fixture against Exeter.8. He made his first start for Ireland against Italy in November 2018. He also scored his first Test tries in that match, crossing for a double.He was part of Ireland’s 2019 World Cup squad and started in all of their 2021 Six Nations matches, moving between lock and back-row. He was named Man of the Match against Italy and Scotland, and was nominated for the Player of the Championship award.
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Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.[Episcopal News Service] Durante más de 50 años, el Instituto de Tierra Santa para Sordos ha trabajado para capacitar a niños sordos, sordo-ciegos, y con dificultades auditivas, así como a niños con otras discapacidades sensoriales y físicas, para su inclusión y participación en sus familias, comunidades y sociedades de una manera significativa. Es la única escuela del Oriente Medio que ofrece educación a personas con pérdida congénita de la audición, y en 2001 se convirtió en la primera escuela de la región en aceptar a niños sordo-ciegos.Unos 120 alumnos, con edades que oscilan entre los 3½ a los 21 años, el 90 por ciento de ellos internos, estudian en el recinto del Instituto de Tierra Santa para Sordos, en Salt, Jordania, a unos 50 minutos en auto de la capital, Ammán. Cuando llegan los nuevos estudiantes, suelen tener de tres a cinco años de retraso en el desarrollo del lenguaje. Cada estudiante aprende los fundamentos del lenguaje de signos mediante un aprendizaje basado en el juego, después de lo cual los sitúan en clases conforme a su edad y a su capacidad educacional.“No nos vemos como una escuela para niños sordos, somos una escuela de medios de lenguaje de signos”, dijo el director ejecutivo, el hermano A. L. de Carpentier, que vino al instituto en 1977. La escuela enseña lenguaje de signos en árabe, francés e inglés, dijo él, añadiendo que el árabe que se habla en Jordania contiene más de 20.000 signos.El hermano Andrew A. L. de Carpentier, director ejecutivo del Instituto de Tierra Santa para Sordos, dirige a los episcopales en un recorrido por la institución con sede en Salt, Jordania, en que les muestra una regla para el aprendizaje táctil y un letrero fuera que marca un aula en lenguaje de signos. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.Oriundo de los Países Bajos y criado en la tradición reformada holandesa, de Carpentier comenzó a trabajar con los sordos en El Líbano, donde también se hizo anglicano, en los años setenta.Trabajando a través de su red, el instituto ha ayudado a establecer 60 escuelas asociadas en Oriente Medio, en países como Siria, Irak, Yemen, Egipto y Palestina, y también en Afganistán y Pakistán, dijo él.“Lo usual era que alcanzaran una educación de sexto grado y una escuela vocacional, y hemos cambiado eso en Oriente Medio”, dijo de Carpentier. Ahora los estudiantes llegan a la Escuela Secundaria y 50 han ido a la universidad.“El ministerio allí es tan notable por que se ocupa de niños discapacitados y de sus familias”, dijo el Rdo. canónigo Robert Edmunds, el funcionario de asociaciones [globales] de la Iglesia para el Oriente Medio. “El impacto trasciende a cada niño en particular… cuando multiplicas eso por el número de familias implicadas y cómo esas familias extendidas están conscientes de este ministerio, la huella —del bien que la Iglesia cristiana está haciendo aquí, y la capacitación y la educación y la esperanza para el futuro que tienen estos niños— es incalculable”.En Jordania, como en todos los países del Oriente Medio, los musulmanes son mayoría y los cristianos constituyen una pequeña minoría, y el proselitismo está prohibido. El instituto acepta estudiantes, muchos de ellos de familias pobres, que provienen de todas partes del país.Una mujer trabaja en un mosaico para venderlo en la tienda de artesanías del Instituto de Tierra Santa para Sordos. Foto de Lynette Wilson/ENS.La escuela funciona con un presupuesto anual de $1 millón y recibe dinero del gobierno de Jordania y subvenciones, donaciones privadas y ayuda de los Amigos del Instituto de Tierra Santa para Sordos. Emplea a 34 maestros, 20 por ciento de ellos sordos y muchos de los cuales han sido educados en la escuela y son voluntarios. A lo largo de los años, las actitudes culturales hacia los discapacitados han cambiado, particularmente desde que las Naciones Unidas instituyeron el Año Internacional de las Personas Discapacitadas en 1981, dijo de Carpentier.Sin embargo, subsisten las dificultades. Con la larga duración de la guerra civil en Siria y la creciente violencia en Irak, las escuelas asociadas en esos países ya no funcionan, aunque el Instituto está proporcionándoles servicios a niños y sus familias en los campamentos de refugiados de Jordania, una de los primeros países de acogida para personas desplazadas por la violencia y la persecución.El Instituto de Tierra Santa para Sordos es parte de la Diócesis Episcopal de Jerusalén, que incluye Israel, Palestina, Jordania, Siria y El Líbano. Un asociado de larga data de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo, el Instituto ha estado colaborando con una red de organizaciones locales para establecer un centro satélite en el mayor de los campamentos de refugiados, Za’atari. Con crecientes necesidades y respondiendo a una invitación de las autoridades locales, está en el proceso de abrir un centro adicional en Al-Azraq, el segundo de los campos de refugiados. Este nuevo centro se propone servir aproximadamente a 1.500 personas con discapacidades.“Es particularmente esperanzador ver que el Instituto de Tierra Santa para Sordos y la Diócesis de Jerusalén no sólo siguen determinados en su apoyo a las familias y niños en el campamento de Za’atari, sino que también están reproduciendo este exitoso programa en el campamento de Azraq”, dijo Nagulan Nesiah, funcionario principal del programa para respuesta a desastres y reducción de riesgos de la Agencia Episcopal de Ayuda y Desarrollo. “Luego de cinco años de crisis en Siria sin señales de atenuación, nuestros asociados locales en la región que estaban activos antes del conflicto aún siguen ayudando lo más que pueden y continuaremos apoyándolos”.– Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. 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Twitter TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Strategic communication seniors promote safe drinking class project printAs people follow stay-at-home orders, many have decided now is the best time to get a dog. According to Pethealth, which covers 1,400 shelters and organizations across the country, there has been a 795% increase in foster care from last year. This increase is due in part to the instructions to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel. In addition, many shelters and organizations around the country have waived their adoption fees to spark more interest among potential owners.Anna Claire Bullard, a junior child development major, adopted Benji, a 5-year-old poodle/terrier mix at the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth.Anna Claire Bullard adopted Benji, a poodle/terrier mix. Photo courtesy of Anna Claire BullardAfter her last dog, Baby, passed away recently, she decided now would be the best time to get another dog.“I have a decent amount of free time, and after my last companion passed away, it was heart wrenching to think that I wouldn’t take care of another dog,” Bullard said. “I loved her so much.”Many of her close friends and family encouraged her to get another dog after seeing how much joy dogs bring to her. “Several friends told me I’m a great ‘dog mom’ and could make a difference in another dog’s life,” Bullard said. Camille Wilson, a TCU alumna, adopted Dapper, her miniature dapple dachshund, on April 5 after driving more than two hours from Dallas to Cross Plains, Texas. Camille Wilson adopted Dapper, a miniature dapple Dachshund. Photo courtesy of Camille Wilson“I was planning on getting a dog this summer, but now is the perfect time because I’m working from home,” Wilson said. She realizes this won’t last forever and has sought advice from those around her on how to take care of a dog once she goes back to work. “It’ll change a lot once I get back to work,” Wilson said. “But my big has had a dog for a while, and she works all day. I know that if it works for her, I would be able to do it as well.”Though many shelters and organizations encourage adoptions and foster care, they urge people not to make impulse decisions. Daichi Itohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daichi-ito/ + posts Daichi Ito is an economics major with a minor in journalism from Cupertino, California. His dream is to one day work in the sports industry as a sports economist or sports journalist. Previous articleHow COVID-19 is affecting weddingsNext articleHoroscope: April 19, 2020 Daichi Ito RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Daichi Itohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daichi-ito/ Daichi Ito What to expect from the new Music Center How distance learning is affecting the job hunt for seniors Daichi Itohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daichi-ito/ Linkedin Facebook What we’re reading: Coronavirus fear strikes cruise ship, Texas teen awarded scholarship from Ellen Facebook Daichi Itohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/daichi-ito/ Twitter ReddIt Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Welcome TCU Class of 2025
Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News President Obama’s whirlwind California trip Saturday will have serious traffic implications for the west side. But multiple major events around Pasadena will bring their own traffic challenges. Large crowds are expected at Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory open house from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Parking is limited so arrive early and expect heavy traffic. The Berkshire and Arroyo/Windsor exits on the 210 Freeway may be impacted. The Dodgers have a playoff game scheduled at Dodger Stadium at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday so traffic on the 110 Freeway will be affected. The Zac Brown Band is performing at the Hollywood Bowl which will bring added traffic to downtown Pasadena for those taking advantage of the Park and Ride system.Soccer fans arriving for the sold out 6:00 p.m. CONCACAF Cup between USA and Mexico at the Rose Bowl will be competing for road space with all the other venues so allowing extra time and a bit of pre-planning are in order. Parking is limited around the Rose Bowl so consider some alternatives: (1) Take the Train: The Gold Line Holly Street Station is just a short walk to the free shuttle operation at Parsons Engineering (Delacey Ave. and Holly St.) where buses continuously shuttle fans to the front gate of the Rose Bowl and back. (2) Park in Old Pasadena: Parking at Parsons Engineering or one of the other lots in Old Pasadena is a smart way to avoid the heavy congestion around the Rose Bowl. The free shuttle from Parsons will deliver you to the front gate of the Rose Bowl and return you to your car after the match.There will be ticket check points for all event attendees, before heading into the Stadium area. Those without a ticket will not be permitted into the area and should not plan to come to the Rose Bowl area for this event.If you decide to drive into the Rose Bowl area, plan to arrive early and enjoy the pre-event activities planned around the stadium. Most fans arrive from the south which experiences considerable congestion during peak traffic. If you are able to arrive from the north by taking the 2 freeway north and the 210 east to the Berkshire, Arroyo/ Windsor, or Lincoln exits you will avoid much of the congestion. During congested periods, avoid the San Rafael, Colorado, and Mountain/Seco exits and continue west on the 210 Freeway to the Lincoln Ave. or Arroyo/Windsor exits. Parking is discounted for carpoolers with four or more in the vehicle so grab some friends and save some cash. Whichever event you are attending, plan ahead and allow extra time to ensure you maximize your experience and arrive with minimum frustration.For additional information on Rose Bowl events, check out their website at http://www.rosebowlstadium.com/. CONCACAF Cup attendees and fans should follow the Stadium on their Facebook, Twitter and Website beginning at 2:00 p.m. for updated traffic information throughout the soccer match.For more information, contact Lt. Pete Hettema (Traffic) at (626) 744-7159 or [email protected] Make a comment HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes latest #1 Events Expected to Cause Weekend Traffic Challenges in Pasadena Published on Thursday, October 8, 2015 | 2:31 pm Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
Dariana Perez Cruz, who co-organized protests in Ithaca on Tuesday and Thursday of last week with Maya Soto, said the anger many Puerto Ricans feel toward Rosselló and his administration is not new. Local protesters joined in chants, songs and dance, with some banging pots, pans and drums, to protest Rosselló and corruption in Puerto Rico’s government. Monday’s protest was one of three local rallies that took place last week, and was meant to show support for the people protesting in Puerto Rico and to encourage more people locally to support the cause. Tagged: Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, politics, protest, Puerto Rico Soto said she hopes these local protests highlight Ithaca’s Puerto Rican community, which she said is sometimes overlooked. “In my experience Puerto Ricans are everywhere. There’s a huge diaspora and there is a Puerto Rican community in Ithaca that people don’t know about or don’t want to recognize, and so this is an opportunity for us to make our presence known and to support our people back home.” “Now it is also a celebration, as well as a protest in solidarity, because we really believe that the fight is not over for Puerto Rico yet,” said Soto, a Lehman Alternative Community School student whose grandparents were born in Puerto Rico. Two-week-long protests in Puerto Rico were sparked when the island’s Center for Investigative Journalism published 889 pages of private messages from the messaging app Telegram last month. This “chatgate” scandal revealed messages between Rosselló and other island officials containing misogynistic and homophobic comments, along with jokes about victims of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island in tandem with Hurricane Irma in 2017. ITHACA, N.Y.— “¡Ricky, renuncia! ¡Somos más y no tenemos miedo!” — Ricky, resign! There are more of us and we are not afraid! — a small crowd chanted on Monday, July 22 on the Ithaca Commons. About 40 Ithacans, including several high school students, joined hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans calling for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló last week and an end to corruption on the island. J.T. Stone “It’s so important that we keep this movement going because look at all we’ve accomplished in 12 days,” she said. “Everybody got screwed over. Nobody cares anymore about who you are, where you’re from, how much money you’re making. We don’t judge each other anymore. We have been united and connected with each other and now we’re fighting towards this cause and we’re going to keep it going from here.” Ordinarily, the secretary of state would take the lead in the event of a gubernatorial resignation, but Luis G. Rivera Marín offered his resignation before Rosselló amidst the scandal. Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez was next in the line of succession, but faced backlash from protesters who said she was also corrupt. On Sunday she announced she did not want the governor’s job. Featured image: Local demonstrators held signs in solidarity with protests in Puerto Rico. (Courtesy of event Facebook page.) Cruz was born and raised in Puerto Rico but moved to Ithaca in 2014 after being unemployed for two years. She said living conditions in Puerto Rico have been declining as more schools have closed and around 40 percent of the island’s population of over 3 million live in poverty. On Wednesday, Rosselló appointed Pedro Pierluisi, who has represented Puerto Rico in the U.S. Congress as a nonvoting resident commissioner, to secretary of state. While Pierluisi is slated to be Rosselló’s successor, as of Friday morning it was unclear if the island’s legislature would confirm his appointment. Dariana Perez Cruz and Maya Soto organized a rally calling for Gov. Rosselló’s resignation Thursday, July 25, at DeWitt Park. (J.T. Stone/Ithaca Voice) Dariana Perez Cruz and Maya Soto organized a rally calling for Gov. Rosselló’s resignation Thursday, July 25, at DeWitt Park. (J.T. Stone/Ithaca Voice) Before the chat message scandal erupted, six people, including the island’s former education secretary and former director of the Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration, were arrested on charges of allegedly steering $15.5 million in federal contracts to unqualified, politically-connected contractors, money laundering, fraud and other related charges. Rosselló’s administration was also accused of downplaying the impact of Hurricane Maria, which killed about 3,000 people, and was accused of mismanaging recovery funds after the Category 5 storm devastated the island. While Congress approved about $42 billion for Puerto Rico’s recovery, only a fraction of that total has been disbursed according to Puerto Rico’s Central Office for Recovery, Reconstruction, and Resilience. Cruz said she is proud of her people for leading peaceful protests that encourage unity and hope. Along with music, people in San Juan have called for the governor to resign with peaceful demonstrations featuring scuba diving, dancing to the Electric Slide, horseback riding, driving motorcycles and practicing yoga outside the governor’s mansion. Cruz said she is working with Planned Parenthood and the Advocacy Center in Ithaca to organize a larger community protest, and has reached out to local lawmakers including Mayor Svante Myrick to spread awareness and support for the cause. She added that more protests could be planned in the upcoming weeks and that she will not rest until there is real change in Puerto Rico’s government. “Just because Rosselló resigned doesn’t mean corruption went with him. There’s so many people in his cabinet who are corrupt, and the woman who’s going to be taking his place after August 2 is also very corrupt, and people on the island and we Puerto Ricans don’t want her either. So the fight is not over,” Soto said, referring to the person who appeared most likely to become governor as of last week. Cruz said Rosselló’s response to Maria in 2017 was when people started to question government actions and she described the leaked chat messages as “the last straw.” “We’ve been hostage for far too long from the corrupt government. We can’t learn, we can’t better ourselves, we can’t make money, we can’t get jobs, we can’t fix our roads, and we can’t feed our people. With none of that, everything falls apart,” she said. Cruz said it’s important that people in Puerto Rico continue protesting so Puerto Ricans everywhere are motivated to “step up to the plate” to protest government corruption. “People in Puerto Rico are keeping us outside Puerto Rico motivated and inspired. If they stop, everything else falls apart. They are the head of everything and we are just parts of the body that is Puerto Rico, so if they stop everybody stops,” she said. Despite massive protests in the capital city of San Juan, Rosselló initially said he would not resign before his term ended but would not seek re-election in 2020. However, Rosselló announced last Wednesday that he would resign as governor at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2. J.T. Stone is a contributor for The Ithaca Voice and a 2020 graduate of Ithaca High School. Questions? Story tips? Email him at [email protected] More by J.T. Stone “People trusted him and people really wanted to believe he wanted better for Puerto Rico. … The fact is that we feel like we were wronged by people who were supposed to watch out for our well-being, who were supposed to care about us and only cared about their pockets and making themselves richer,” she said.
Homepage BannerNews Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleCasey calls for action on abandoned houses in DonegalNext articleThree arrested following high speed chase in Rathmullan News Highland Google+ By News Highland – April 30, 2019 Public consultation workshops are to be held next week on the Malin Head Visitor Management Plan.Donegal County Council has confirmed that architects have been appointed to prepare conceptual design and produce a final plan for the visitor management of the area.Donegal County Council and Fáilte Ireland are currently working with key agencies, business partners and community stakeholders to deliver a visitor management plan for Malin Head.Its envisaged the plan will build on the unique heritage and culture of the area whilst leveraging its position as the most northerly signature discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way.Keys and Monaghan Architects together with Cooney Architects have been appointed to prepare conceptual design and produce a final plan.People are being invited to attend the public consultation workshops to learn more about how all interested stakeholders can work together to inform the development of Malin Head.The events will be held each night from 6.45pm – 9pm, beginning Wednesday May 8th at St. Mary’s Community Hall, Carnmalin, Malin Head, Thursday May 9th at McGrory’s Hotel, Culdaff and Tuesday May 14th at The Station Room, Public Services Centre, Carndonagh and Wednesday May 15th at St Patrick’s Parochial Hall, Malin Village Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Workshops to be held on Malin Head Visitor Management Plan Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows