Donegal comes out on top in this years Blue Flag Awards!

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter By News Highland – June 9, 2020 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Donegal comes out on top in this years Blue Flag Awards! Twitter Google+center_img Donegal has come out on top in this years An Taisce Blue Flag and green coasts awards.The programme aims to raise environmental awareness and promote sound environmental management of beaches, marinas and inland bathing waters around the world.The 80 Irish beaches and 10 marinas that have achieved this accolade must adhere to specific criteria related to water quality, information provision, environmental education, safety and site management.With 12 beaches and 2 marinas getting top marks, Donegal is the county with the most Blue Flags for 2020.They are: Bundoran, Rossnowlagh, Murvagh, Fintra, Portnoo/Narin, Carrickfinn, Killahoey, Marblehill, Downings, Portsalon, Culdaff, Stroove, Greencastle Marina and Rathmullan Marina.Bundoran has regained Blue Flag status having lost it in 2019.Meanwhile, the areas in Donegal which received the Green coast award are: Dooey, Magheroarty, Drumatinney and Ballyheirnan.Coastal Awards Manager with An Taisce, Ian Diamond says it is no mean feat being awarded such an accolade:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/diamond5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleFormer auxiliary Bishop of Derry, Francis Lagan has diedNext articlePriests told to wear face masks when distributing Communion News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Arsenal open to selling Alexandre Lacazette to Juventus in player swap deal

first_imgArsenal open to selling Alexandre Lacazette to Juventus in player swap deal The Italian side are interested in luring Lacazette to Turin this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Juventus are interested in signing Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette this summer and the north London club will consider a player-plus-cash offer, according to reports.Although Lacazette has featured prominently under Mikel Arteta, he only has two years remaining on his current contract and the club’s hierarchy have identified him as a player they could cash in on to raise transfer funds.Arsenal’s priority this summer has been to wrap up a contract extension for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and once he has put pen to paper they will shift their attention to selling Lacazette. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Aug 2020 2:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Comment Arsenal value Lacazette at £30m even though his contract expires in 2022 (Picture: Getty)According to The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Juventus are keeping tabs on the French striker and are considering making a move, with the side in need of more goals in their squad.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhile Cristiano Ronaldo netted 31 times in Serie A last season, their second highest scorer, Paulo Dybala, netted a rather more modest 11 times.Gonzalo Higuain scored eight times and is expected to be offloaded this summer, with just one year to run on his contract, and Juve’s next highest scorer after the Argentine was defender Matthijs de Ligt with four goals.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal are prepared to do a deal for Lacazette at the right price – reportedly valuing him at around £30million – but would also entertain a swap deal with Juve.The Old Lady’s finances are very tight this summer due to the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis and club chiefs have previously spoken of the need to be creative in the transfer market and the likelihood of doing swap deals.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Lacazette has also been mentioned as a possible makeweight in a deal for Thomas Partey (Getty)Two players who will almost certainly be on the table in any talks over a swap deal for Lacazette are Brazilian winger Douglas Costa – who has also been linked with Manchester United – and centre-back Cristian Romero, who occupies a position Arteta is keen to strengthen.While Lacazette’s work rate and performances have largely pleased the Arsenal manager, he only netted 10 goals and recorded four assists in a somewhat underwhelming season and the club’s hierarchy may feel it is prudent to cash in on a player who will turn 30 on his next birthday.MORE: Arsenal concern as Dani Ceballos wears Real Betis shirt on holidayMORE: Former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey not wanted by new Juventus boss Andrea PirloFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

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Fast reactions: Syracuse’s 5-game win streak snapped at Pittsburgh with 80-75 loss

first_imgPITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh ended Syracuse’s five-game win streak on Saturday taking down the Orange, 80-75, at the Petersen Events Center. The Orange (16-10, 8-5 Atlantic Coast) came within three points in the second half but never fully closed the gap on the Panthers (14-11, 3-9).Here are three takeaways from the game.Tyler Lydon shut down insidePittsburgh did a tremendous job denying entry passes to Lydon in the low post. First it was Pitt’s Chris Jones fronting Lydon down low and later in the first half, the duty shifted to Jamel Artis. Either way, Lydon was stopped as he finished the first half with one shot and zero points. He’s proved in past games that he can still help the offense when he’s not scoring, but the Orange can’t afford the Panthers rendering Lydon invisible.Lydon scored his first 3-pointer of the game with 12:30 remaining. The shot brought Syracuse within eight points. As the Orange tried clawing back, Lydon had to get going offensively. But he never quite got into a consistent rhythm, most notably when he airballed a jumper from the free-throw line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTaurean Thompson’s foul trouble plagues SyracuseThompson picked up three first-half fouls, severely limiting his playing time. After the first 20 minutes, Syracuse trailed by seven, but Thompson was the Orange’s only player with a positive plus-minus rating. In the 10 minutes he played, he was effective, shooting 2-for-2 from the field and contributing to SU’s success. But when he was forced to sub out due to fouls, Syracuse struggled.Lydon bumped to center and was less influential in the middle of Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone than he’s been in past games. Throughout the second half, Lydon played at center and Tyler Roberson played the power forward spot while Thompson found himself on the bench.Thompson subbed in with about two minutes remaining to give Syracuse an offensive spark, but he airballed a fadeaway jumper right after coming in.Boarded upSyracuse got smashed on the boards early and often. Pitt had a 26-9 advantage in the rebounding department in the first half. That prevented Syracuse from extending its possessions and did the opposite for the Panthers.The trend continued in the second half and the Orange failed to score on second-chance points. SU lost the rebounding battle, 41-25, and no Syracuse player had more than six rebounds. Roberson, the Orange’s best rebounder, was ineffective as many opportunities he had to grab the ball slipped through his hands. Comments Published on February 11, 2017 at 3:06 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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