Previous articleGovernment accused of ignoring Fanad road application one year onNext articlePolice attacked after Derry “punishment shootings” News Highland Pinterest News Twitter Facebook Google+ EU campaign to secure fishing rights for Islanders Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – December 12, 2009 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest WhatsApp Donegal’s Island fishermen have accused the government, EU and fishing representative groups of not doing enough to protect what they see as their right to make a living from fishing.In 2006 the government banned salmon fishing for boats of a certain size, most fishermen took up a buy out scheme to exit the industry but 20 off Donegal’s coast have resisted.They argue that it is a way of Island life and one of the few ways of making an income if based off the mainland.Today fishing representatives as well as local and national political figures will meet in the Resource Centre on Aranmore at 3.30pm on the issue.Campaign spokesperson Hugh Rodgers says they are want a fish quota derogation for islands: [podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/hugh10.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry
Dave Finocchio, founder and general manager of the sports website Bleacher Report and Notre Dame graduate of the class of 2005, returned to campus Thursday to deliver a lecture in which he traced the brief history of the company and explained how his Arts and Letters education contributed to his success as an entrepreneur.Finocchio majored in history and economics — the same departments that sponsored the event — and spoke in the McKenna Hall auditorium in a lecture titled “From Alumni Hall to the World’s Biggest Sports Website.”While he was still a student at Notre Dame, Finocchio said he did not know what he wanted to do for a living, but his education inspired him to chase his passions.“As I went through my college, like I’m sure a lot of you are going through right now, I actually had no idea what the hell I wanted to do with the rest of my life, including my profession,” he said. “A lot of my friends, especially here, seemed to have a much more grounded sense of what they wanted to do.“In the context of studying history, I think [my education] just gave me a broader context on what my place on earth was, how fleeting it was and how most people who made an impact throughout history took chances and took risks. I just started to feel strongly that I didn’t want to go down the same path as everyone else. I wanted to go off on my own and kind of create my own path. … It all just helped to shape my perspective and push me toward trying to do something that I was actually really passionate about.”After graduating from Notre Dame, Finocchio said he took a job with a private equity firm in Chicago and worked between 60 and 80 hours a week, but used his spare time to launch Bleacher Report. He said he was motivated by a belief that sports fans “deserve to read something insightful, something that makes them really think about their team, something that’s entertaining.”“The idea was that we would go and source writers all over the country who were actually honest-to-God experts about maybe the top three to four hundred teams across all professional sports in the U.S. and then some collegiate sports,” he said.“We had absolutely no idea what the hell we were doing. None whatsoever. This was just an idea, and we really had to do things step by step.”Finocchio said he noticed most sports media outlets catered to an older audience, so he wanted Bleacher Report to tailor its content to fans in their mid-20s.“I thought a lot of the sports websites that were out there were really speaking to my dad’s demographic [more] than they were to mine,” he said. “Even if you turn on some of the broadcasts today, at times I feel like it’s my grandfather talking about sports. It’s not how I would be talking about them with my buddies in a bar.”Through its data-driven approach to user analysis, Finocchio said he and his team were able to generate a large enough audience to attract investors and advertisers. Turner Sports then acquired Bleacher Report in Aug. 2012 for a reported $175 million.“Today we are the second-largest sports site in the United States. We are both a publisher of content, but we also aggregate other content,” he said. “That’s kind of part of our secret sauce — we create our own original content but we’re also really, really good at curating other peoples’ content. We’ll link to ESPN; we’ll link to ND Nation; we’ll link to anyone who has good content.”Finocchio also highlighted Bleacher Report’s mobile app, Team Stream, which is the most widely used sports app with more than 10 million global downloads, and the website’s expansion to include offices in New York and London in addition to its headquarters in San Francisco.He concluded with advice for the mostly-student audience to pursue their interests rather than settle for a steady job after graduation.“You spend so much time trying to get through high school and trying to get into Notre Dame, it’s worth the time to try to figure out what job would probably make you happy or what job would help you actually feel good that you’re chasing some of the passions in your life,” Finocchio said.Tags: Alumni Hall, Arts and Letters, Bleacher Report, Dave Finocchio, economics, history, McKenna Hall
Published on September 17, 2013 at 1:15 am Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHass Three years ago, Christopher Clark balanced a 9-to-5 job at Starbucks with part-time night classes as a freshman at East Los Angeles College. Organized football appeared to be in his past after no schools offered the undersized wide receiver a scholarship out of high school.But encouragement from a friend motivated Clark to walk on to the football team, and eventually paved the way for an unexpected phone call.At 6 a.m. one April day in 2012, Clark’s phone rang and woke him up. It was then-Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone and wide receivers coach Rob Moore. They were offering him a scholarship. His dream to play Division I football was closer than ever.“The fact that Syracuse gave me an opportunity,” Clark said, “I told myself that I was going to give it my all when I stepped on the field.”Clark never anticipated he’d get that opportunity. After earning a scholarship from SU and contributing his junior year, though, he’s emerged as one of Syracuse’s most reliable receivers this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textZip in his step and a strong pair of hands have been on full display. Clark already has 11 catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns in his second year with the Orange.Eleven catches matches his total from all of last year.“Chris is a little guy,” Moore said. “Speed, quickness, all those little things.”Moore and Marrone were in pursuit of a wide receiver when they first spotted Clark.They looked at film of 40 or 50 wide receivers and Clark stood out immediately, Moore said. He didn’t have the size – he’s listed at 5-foot-11 and 160 pounds – or the Division I experience. But he did have blazing speed and strong hands.With the departure of Alec Lemon and Marcus Sales, Moore knew Syracuse would need receivers to step up. One of those playmakers was supposed to be Adrian Flemming, the big, physical wideout who Moore said “tries to bang you around.”But Flemming broke a bone in his left leg, ending his season, which thrust Clark into a significant role. Clark was crushed to see one of his best friends get sidelined, but knew the moment he’d trained for the past three years had finally surfaced.On Saturday against Wagner, Clark scored two touchdowns and toyed with the overmatched Seahawks defense. Both Drew Allen and Terrel Hunt have looked comfortable throwing to Clark, as he’s shown an innate ability to run dizzying routes and get open.But Clark never would have made it to Syracuse if he hadn’t changed his mind about playing junior college football.A friend who played on the ELAC football team convinced him to give the sport one more shot. After all, Clark had dominated at quarterback and wide receiver in high school. The team was in need of a deep threat. It was a perfect fit.So he gave the sport that stole his heart in high school another chance.Clark’s first year at ELAC was “nothing special,” but his next year was quite special, indeed. Thirty-three receptions. Six hundred thirty-three yards. Eleven touchdowns. All in 10 games.“It was a big year,” Clark said.That’s when Moore and the Syracuse staff noticed just how good Clark was. Despite his whopping numbers, SU was one of only a few schools to show interest.And Clark thought Syracuse was simply looking.He never expected the phone call that would send him from one side of the country to the other.Once it came, congratulatory phone calls and texts from friends and family appeared in bunches. The kid who worked at Starbucks and didn’t play for a team just two years earlier was going to suit up for Syracuse.“It was a big shock,” Clark said with a grin. “I told my mom. She started crying.”Fast forward two years. It’s summer. SU head coach Scott Shafer is at Manley Field House on a Saturday morning. Clark is out on the field by himself, drenched in sweat. He’s working with a tennis ball machine, strengthening his hands and sharpening his vision.Shafer’s son, Wolfgang, worked out with the team in the summer, and Shafer said his son told him Clark puts in more work than anyone else on the team.“It’s great to see a young man kind of have a taste of the fruits of his labor,” Shafer said.Clark never gave up on his dream to play Division-I football, despite the hiatus. He said he didn’t even have to go to class at ELAC. He didn’t have to stick with football, either. But he did both.“I just told myself, ‘Don’t stop,’” Clark said. “‘Keep working, keep working. Something’s going to come.’“And it did.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
The San Jose Sharks are joining the #GilroyStrong effort to raise funds for victims of the July 28 shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.Fans may attend a Monday afternoon meet-and-greet and autograph session in Gilroy with players Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, Brenden Dillon and Kevin Labanc; former team members Jonathan Cheechoo and Jamie Baker; and Sharks radio play-by-play announcer Dan Rusanowsky.The Sept. 9 event will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 74 W. Sixth …
SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Pushed to the brink after a 78-89 loss in Game 1, the sixth seeded Rapidos came out sharp and aggressive, frustrating the Cagers with their suffocating defense, while turning to Juntilla and Robin Rono for clutch baskets down the stretch.The highly physical match saw two Muntinlupa players, Ernesto Bondoc and Andretti Stevens, also get thrown out. Bondoc walked to the showers on two unsportsmanlike fouls while Andretti was charged with a disqualifying foul.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, logisticsThe crowd grew uneasy with security stepping in, after plastic bottles were thrown to the floor in the final minutes with Muntinlupa down by a double-digit margin.“We knew we had to match their physicality to tie the series, but we also have to keep our composure,” said Zamboanga coach Raymond Valenzona, whose father, Turo, serves as consultant of the Muntinlupa squad. Kids take spotlight before 70.3 Davao contest LATEST STORIES Undaunted by the hostile crowd, Zamboanga kept its poise and lived to fight another day in the MPBL Datu Cup.Ex-pro Reed Juntilla poured 26 points, while Harold Arboleda came up with 17 rebounds and 13 assists as the Rapidos turned back the Muntinlupa Cagers, 84-73, on Thursday night to force a do-or-die Game 3 in their South division quarterfinal series at a jam-packed Muntinlupa Sports Complex.ADVERTISEMENT Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Seventh seed Imus also forged a sudden death match with No. 2 seed Batangas after a stunning 75-69 victory earlier.Imus guard James Castro fired 21 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out four assists, but it was the Banderas’ stifling defense that helped propel them tie the series.The Bandera held the talent-laden Batangas squad led by Jeff Viernes to just 22 points in the middle quarters to seize control. Castro hit five of six free throws in the final minute to help preserve the win for Imus.“Even with the loss in Game 1, we were not discouraged because we always felt we had a chance if we play the right way against Batangas,” said Imus coach Noy Falcasantos in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving
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Inter Milan coach Conte disappointed with Italian fansby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan coach Antonio Conte has taken a swipe at Italian fans.Conte returned to Serie A this season and was struck by the difference in attitude.“Racism is a problem in Italy, but so is any kind of insult, and after three years away, I find Italy has regressed,” said Conte in a Press conference ahead of tonight’s Milan Derby.“People write exclusively to foment hatred. Italy has become far worse lately and we are all to blame. We’re talking about something that educates the next generation to hate and engage in violence.”He added: “It would be wonderful to see fans attend games just to cheer on their own team. Children ought to hear that instead of observing these hostile atmospheres that are right on the borderline.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd will not use the Arctic shipping passages which are now open as the sea ice in the Arctic is melting.“Hapag-Lloyd does not use the Northwest Passage or the Northeast Passage as shipping routes right now, nor are there any plans to do so in the future,” Jörg Erdmann, Senior Director Sustainability at Hapag-Lloyd, pointed out.With its stance on the possible route through the Arctic, the German carrier joins French container shipping company CMA CGM. In August, CMA CGM said that none of its 500 vessels would use the Northern Sea Route along Siberia as it would represent “a significant danger to the unique natural ecosystems”.“The particles produced by the combustion of carbon-based fossils and fuels contribute to global warming, which can in turn harm our ecosystems. As long as there are no guarantees that these passages can be navigated without negatively impacting the environment, using them is out of the question for Hapag-Lloyd, as well,” Erdmann explained.According to Erdmann, the significance of the above sea passages for container shipping is still limited as the window of time during which ships can navigate through the Arctic region continues to be relatively narrow. At present, it would be difficult to use these routes regularly.“What’s more, since container ships operate in liner services, we must take a long and hard look at whether the time one might save from the shorter distances offered by using the Northwest Passage and Northeast Passage would result in genuine economic benefits, especially when taking into account the draughts of larger ships or the fact that ships would likely need to have the appropriate ice classes,” he continued.“Thus, all things considered, the desirability of using these passages much be very carefully weighed from both the ecological and economic perspectives.”With shipping routes across the Arctic being significantly shorter than the traditional ones, more and more shipping companies are investing in ice class vessels that are able to operate without icebreaking assistance.At the beginning of September 2019, the first working meeting of the NSR Public Council was held at the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok. During the meeting, Rosatom director revealed that about 80 million tons of goods is planned to be shipped annually via the Northern Sea Route by 2024.