Donegal’s islanders ‘left in limbo’ over reopening plans

first_img Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications WhatsApp Serious concern has been raised over what’s been described as a lack of guidance from the Government on how islands in Donegal can reopen.The offshore islands have been effectively shut off from the rest of the county since the Covid-19 outbreak began with no confirmed cases reported on any of the islands in Donegal.However, with most the country set to reopen to some extent on June 29th, islanders are said to be frustrated that there is no specific roadmap for them.Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig says there needs to be countywide approach for reopening and islanders currently feel left in limbo:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Donegal’s islanders ‘left in limbo’ over reopening plans By News Highland – June 16, 2020 Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleStudents further encouraged to take up their place at LYITNext articleInvestigation underway into major fire in Letterkenny News Highland Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Man Utd make €65m bid for Inter’s Skriniar

first_imgManchester United have made an offer of €65 million for Inter Milan defender, Milan Skriniar, according to Tuttosport. United have been targeting a number of centre-backs in 2020, and, in particular, the dependable Slovakian is a player who has been continually linked with a move to Old Trafford. However, the Reds’ chances of a move appeared to have been scuppered when Skriniar put pen to paper on a new deal at the San Siro. However, Tuttosport suggests Inter may now consider selling Skriniar as a result of the 25-year-old struggling to fit into Antonio Conte’s back three. Skriniar has had a disappointing spell in the past few months and, as a result, his asking price might be lower than it was six months ago, which is why United have made their new offer. United aren’t alone in their admiration for the player, though, with rivals City also interested as well as Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, which means Inter will have to evaluate any offers they receive this summer. Barcelona are reportedly weighing up moves for Tottenham duo Ryan Sessegnon and Tanguy Ndombele, according to the Daily Star.Advertisement read also:Conte: ‘Inter keep dropping stupid points’ However, they’re reporting that Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has no intention of selling Sessegnon to anyone this summer, even though the England U21 international rarely figures in the north Londoner’s starting lineup. Spurs paid Fulham £25m to bring the attacking left-sided player to north London, but he has endured a frustrating season under Mourinho’s watch, making just six league starts. Barcelona are rumoured to be interested in the 20-year-old, but they also want Ndombele, another Spurs flop. The Frenchman signed for £55m, but he is a frequent target of Mourinho’s criticism and could be up for grabs. Sessegnon, however, appears to not be for sale. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Bruce Ijirigho Harps on Need to Return to the Grassroots

first_imgFormer Nigerian international athlete, Dr Bruce Ijirigho, has called on Nigerian sports authorities to embrace grassroots sports developmental programme as a way of arresting the declining sports fortunes in the country.Ijirigho spoke against the background of poor performances by Nigerian athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and coupled with the fact that prospective Nigerian junior athletes are being snatched by other countries. He urged the sports ministry to take a good look at the grassroots sports initiative by former Governor of Cross River State, Liyel Imoke and see if the programme could be implemented on a national scale in the next eight years.“Based on my experience and what I went through as an athlete, I can conclude that our problem has always been management of our sports men and women.“Finding them, nurturing them to the world level. As a country we have not been able to do this, that is why we have always had problems getting the right results at international sports contests and this is disgraceful,” he noted with sadness.According to the former national 400m champion, Nigeria as a country abandoned the grassroots sports developmental programme left behind by the British colonialists, noting that that is why the country is lagging behind at international sports contests.“I went to Jamaica to interview sports officials on three different occasions on how they were able to make gains in sports. I spoke to their sports minister, chairman of the Jamaica athletics and their coaches. I took notes.“What they told me was that the structure that the British colonialists left behind in Nigeria, we did not maintain them, we allowed them to crumble. But they continued on their own and even built upon them. Some of their top stars from that programme who went abroad even came back home and contributed their experiences in the development of the sport there.”He submitted that if the Cross River initiative could produce quality athletes including Edidiong Offonime who won gold in the world junior athletics championship and reached final of the Rio 2016 Olympics representing Bahrain, Nigeria could use the programme as a cornerstone for a sports revolution in the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more