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Loganair announces details of its new Donegal to Glasgow service

first_imgLoganair, Scotland’s Airline, has announced it is to re-introduce services between Donegal and Glasgow, stepping in to secure the future of the route following the current operator’s decision to withdraw services.The new flights will take off on Sunday March 25, with three return flights per week all year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.Additional summer flights will operate on Wednesdays between June 27 and September 19 and Saturdays from 26 May to 3 November plus a Saturday service at Easter from March 31 until April 14. Loganair has a long history on this route, having flown between Donegal and Glasgow as far back as the early 1990s.Current operator Stobart Air, which flies as Aer Lingus Regional, ceases its services on March 23.Kay Ryan, Loganair’s Commercial Director, said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Donegal – a region where the airline has a history of service stretching across 30 years.”“We’re also pleased to able to reassure the local community that there will be complete continuity when the current route provider ceases in March – without any break in service.” “This is an extremely important link which will help families stay connected, travel between the two destinations on holiday or act as a convenient transport option for football fans heading to Glasgow.”“It should also be huge boost for the area’s tourism industries and we’re looking forward to building this traffic in partnership with Donegal Airport in the months to come.”Lead-in prices will start at just £54.99 including a free 20kg checked baggage allowance for every customer – distinctly affordable for customers travelling on holiday, business, or visiting relatives.Anne Bonner, Donegal Airport’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted that Loganair are taking over the operation of the Donegal-Glasgow route, following the current carrier’s decision to cease the service from the end of the winter schedule.”“The Glasgow service is a key part of Donegal airport’s business and the route has been strongly supported over the years, in fact it has become a life-line for many of the Donegal diaspora in Glasgow and other Scottish regions.” “We in Donegal Airport will be working closely with the Tourism and Business Development Agencies to grow the traffic further and are looking forward to working with the Loganair team to deliver this important service into the future.”Local T.D. and Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat the Cope Gallagher, who has a long association with Donegal Airport, has welcomed the confirmation by Loganair that they are to provide a service between Donegal and Glasgow commencing on March 25.He said: “Loganair has in the past provided an excellent service on the Donegal/ Dublin and Donegal/Glasgow Routes.”“The Glasgow Donegal connection is essential for Donegal due to Tourism and Intra family connections with Scotland. We have seen strong steady performance over the years on the Glasgow/Donegal service and I am confident that this can only improve.” “Today’s announcement by Loganair is welcome news not just for the Airport but all of Donegal and I wish Loganair every success.”The new route will also provide onward connections at Glasgow to points within Loganair’s extensive route network in the Highlands and Islands including Stornoway, Islay, Campbeltown, Tiree and Benbecula. This will enable customers to make a single booking from any of these airports to Donegal – saving money and adding convenience to travel arrangements.About LoganairLoganair, Scotland’s Airline, serves 28 destinations in the UK together with international services to Dublin and Bergen. The airline operates over 1,000 flights every week with a fleet of 30 aircraft ranging eight to 50 passenger seats. It carries around 800,000 passengers every year on its scheduled service network, which provides lifeline services within the Highlands and Islands and beyond..Loganair is a codeshare partner of British Airways and bmi Regional. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airline Investments Ltd, a UK company which also owns sister airline bmi Regional, operating a fleet of 20 Embraer Regional Jets on routes in the UK and Europe.Loganair employs 680 staff, the vast majority of whom live and work in Scotland. Its only operating base outside Scotland is at Norwich, where two aircraft and 30 staff are stationed.Founded in 1962, Loganair operated under a franchise agreement with British Airways between 1994 and 2008 and then with Flybe from 2008 to 2017. From 1 September 2017, Loganair began operating under its own brand name once again, introducing a new reservations system and website and a new distinctly Scottish identity with tartan tails on its aircraft, new uniforms for its aircrew and ground staffThe new schedule from Sunday March 25th , with three return flights per week all year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.Additional summer flights will operate on Wednesdays between June 27 and September 19 and Saturdays from 26 May to 3 November plus a Saturday service at Easter from March 31 until April 14.Fares start at €55.00 one – wayUnder 12s get 33% offFree 20kg bag – (unlimited pieces up to 20kg)Golf clubs can be used for 20kg bag allowanceTea/coffee + biscuit on boardLoganair announces details of its new Donegal to Glasgow service was last modified: March 6th, 2018 by StephenShare 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:donegalFlightsGlasgowLoganairlast_img read more

UPDATED: DONEGAL SEEK RE-COUNT AFTER BEING ROBBED IN ALL-IRELAND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS FINAL

first_imgYOU MIGHT be forgiven that Donegal’s exciting election battle is the only thing making national news today – but the county was at the centre of controversy at the All-Ireland vocational schools Championsip final this afternoon.The local lads beat Cork by 2-8 to 1-10 – a one point victory. That was the record taken by all the journalists at the game in Swords.But the scoreboard – and the referee – gave Cork an extra point for a draw….2-8 to 1-11. So the game controversially went into extra time. Tom Comack of Highland Radio revealed: “All the journalists met up at the end of full time and compared notes and they all gave it to Donegal as one point victory.“There was a large contingent of Donegal fans at the game and they were very unhappy to say the least.”The sides played extra time – and ended in a draw. They will now go to a replay.* Termon u-18 ladies are the County Champions after a 3-12 to 0-13 win over Moville. UPDATED: DONEGAL SEEK RE-COUNT AFTER BEING ROBBED IN ALL-IRELAND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS FINAL was last modified: February 26th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

Crystal Palace transfer rivals confess a deal will be difficult for £25m star

first_img Most Popular Premier League News Barbosa, nicknamed Gabigol, flopped in Italy. SORRY And now Santos president Peres has confessed it will be tough for them to keep the striker due to financial factors.“We will not give up, we will keep trying,” Peres told UOL.“But it is important to say that it is very difficult to take that player out of Inter for next year.” latest 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Gabriel Barbosa in action for Santos. Santos president Jose Carlos Peres has admitted it will be difficult for them to keep Crystal Palace target Gabriel Barbosa.The striker is currently on loan at the Brazilian club from Inter Milan after struggling to settle in Italy. TOP WORK changes The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 The Brazilian moved to the San Siro from Santos in the summer of 2016 for around £25million and big things were expected of him.However, Barbosa has flopped in Serie A and he was loaned back to his old club in January.The 22-year-old has found his feet again there and he has scored more than 20 goals in all competitions.Santos would love to keep Barbosa, but they face strong competition from England in the shape of Crystal Palace.center_img Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury whoops huge blow Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City tense 2 revealed predicted Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit?last_img read more

MISSING MAN’S BODY FOUND

first_imgThe search for a missing elderly man in south Donegal has ended after the man in his 70s was found dead in a shed.A number of people had been searching for the man in the Bruckless area after he was reported a few hours earlier.Mountain rescue teams from Donegal were involved in the search, but the man’s body was found at 1am. Gardai say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.  MISSING MAN’S BODY FOUND was last modified: April 19th, 2012 by StephenShare 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)last_img read more

PUTTING ON THE RITZ FOR CANCER SUPPORT AT THE ABBEY

first_imgPICTURES BY PAUL O’SULLIVANBy Paul O’Sullivan: Water charges and next week’s Budget were the farthest things on everyone’s mind in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Saturday night last as they came in their hundreds for a non stop, full on night of costume, dance and drama in support of National Breast Cancer Research and the local Solace Cancer Support group.The cabaret show “Putting on the Ritz” was probably one the best value for money (€10) entertainment shows this writer has seen for some time. The talent, energy, and slickness of production was as professional as they come.It was the brainchild of Roisin Gillen (whose mum Robbie also participated) and involved professional dance instructor Shona Tinneny who gave her time free as did a cast of over twenty locals in support of Breast Cancer research. An interesting “twist” to the evening was the performance of Scarlett Rose (aka Martin McGuinness from Ardara) who brought the house down. Martin gave his time and considerable time talent free gratis. Kara Kelly is a professional Burlesque performer and it was nice to see her back performing in her home town to support a great cause. Rachel McGroary, Tracey Faulkner and Azalice O Donavan could comfortably sing on any stage in any show.Andrew Monk was a key ingredient in this extravagant show who entertained, provided sound and lighting and provided technical assistance. The majority of the cast was local, most of whom never performed in public. The performance of Thriller was spectacular with the “resurrected” cast dressed in 20’s costume giving a blistering performance. This Show has huge potential for further fundraising, it would be a shame if its’ energy and talent doesn’t go on to something much bigger.The organisers would like to thank Donegal Daily for their publicity and support. PUTTING ON THE RITZ FOR CANCER SUPPORT AT THE ABBEY was last modified: October 12th, 2014 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:abbey hotelBreast cancer researchcancer supportDonegal TownPUTTING ON THE RITZlast_img read more

Woman shot dead in ‘terrorist incident’ in Derry, police say

first_imgA 29-year-old woman has been killed after shots were fired in Derry, with police treating it as a “terrorist incident”.Assistant chief constable Mark Hamilton, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, said a murder inquiry had been launched after the death in the Creggan area of the city amid unrest on Thursday evening.Trouble flared in Creggan when police came under attack from crowds. Police said a number of shots were fired.Petrol bombs were also thrown at police Land Rovers.There are reports that the trouble broke out after police raids on houses in the Mulroy Park and Galliagh areas.PSNI superintendent Alan Hutton said: “We are currently responding to reports that a member of the public has been injured and I would appeal for calm.” The unrest comes ahead of the Easter weekend where Republicans mark the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising and a time when dissidents are traditionally active.The Sinn Fein deputy leader, Michelle O’Neill, said the killing in Derry was a “senseless loss of life”.She said: “I am shocked and saddened at the tragic news that a young woman has been shot dead by so-called dissidents in the Creggan estate tonight.“The murder of this young woman is a human tragedy for her family, but it is also an attack on all the people of this community, an attack on our peace process and an attack on the Good Friday Agreement. I unreservedly condemn those responsible for killing this young woman.“We will remain resolute in our opposition to the pointless actions of these people who care nothing for the people of Derry. We remain united in our determination to building a better and peaceful future for all.” O’Neill added: “Those responsible should listen to the people, they should disband immediately and end their pointless actions against the community which tonight has tragically claimed the life of a young woman.“I am appealing for calm and I urge anyone with any information about this killing to bring it forward immediately to the police and assist their inquiries.”Woman shot dead in ‘terrorist incident’ in Derry, police say was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Derrylast_img read more

Shazam Now Doing Recommendations with Newly Launched App

first_imgThe new application, Shazam Encore, adds even more functionality including improved speed performance, trend lists that highlight what’s popular among other Shazam users, a search function that taps into a database of 8 million+ songs, music recommendations and a “drive-and-tag” feature that lets the app recognize when it’s in an in-car dock so it can identify what’s playing on the radio while you’re driving.But How are Those Recommendations?Out of all the new features, however, it’s the music recommendations option which is the most interesting. Recommendations are the killer feature which can either make or break a mobile application these days. With services like Last.fm and Pandora already providing mobile users with playlists based on a user’s likes or dislikes, Shazam needs to be able to do recommendations well – really well – in order to compete with these already popular applications. In addition, the up-and-comer streaming music service from Spotify also partnered with The Echo Nest’s music intelligence platform earlier this year to help improve on Spotify’s playlist and music discovery functions. The end results of that partnership have been touted as being like the iTunes’ “Genius” feature, only better. Although not yet available in the U.S., Spotify’s mobile application is one of the most highly anticipated applications as it provides a new way to enjoy music – through playlist creations that can be listened to both online and off. It, too, will be heavy competition for any application entering into the music recommendations game, including, of course, Shazam. So where does that leave Shazam Encore? At the moment, its recommendations offering provides you with a list of other songs you might like based on the one track you have pulled up. While this might help you discover new music, you aren’t able to create a playlist based on those songs. Instead, Shazam’s focus remains more on the sharing of music via tagging and posting to Twitter and Facebook.As far as how good Shazam’s recommendations are, we would need to do a lot more testing before giving a solid opinion – the app is just too new. In fact, it’s so new that it wasn’t even showing up in an iTunes Store search at the time of writing. The provided screenshot in the App Store doesn’t look all that encouraging, though. (Really, a fan of indie band My Sad Captains wants to listen to Katy Perry singing about “kissing a girl?” I don’t think so…)But whether or not the recommendations are up to speed, it remains to be seen whether iPhone app shoppers will be willing to fork over the $4.99 US (£2.99/ €3.99) to have access to them, especially when there’s no playlist option included. Those interested in trying the new Encore application can find it now in the App Store by clicking here. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Apple#music#Product Reviews#Recommendation Engines#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts Shazam, the music discovery iPhone application which gained widespread adoption thanks to its appearance in an iPhone TV commercial, is now getting a ton of new features thanks to the launch of a premium application called Shazam Encore. This new application adds music recommendations, trend charts, music searches and more to its core set of features already made available in the free version of Shazam.Does this mean Shazam is about to give Pandora and the like a run for their money?About Shazam EncoreThe free Shazam application is best known for its nifty tune identification trick. Mobile users can hold their iPhones up next to a speaker or other source of music and the application “listens” to what’s being played in order to identify the song and artist. It also lets you read track and album reviews, read artist biographies and tag songs to share with friends over Facebook and Twitter. sarah perezlast_img read more

A cruise that showcases Srinagar’s heritage

first_imgA major trial is on in Kashmir to see if the Jhelum could be restored to being the pre-1947 Venice-like waterway linking cities and allowing a peep into the old city in Srinagar that houses heritage structures, shrines and temples.The month-long trial, started in the first week of July, will assess the feasibility. Two motorboats of Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation and one motor-driven shikara (small boat), ferrying 18 passengers, are navigating on a daily basis from Lal Chowk, the heart of Srinagar, to the interiors up to Habba Kadal bridge. The trial comes after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said that she saw water transport as an “alternative to ease vehicular pressure on roads of the Valley.”The 725-km long river connects south Kashmir’s Anantnag district with Srinagar before entering north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.Vision for future“There is a futuristic vision to develop water transport for which two water channels were earmarked, the Jhelum and the Dal Lake. An action plan is being prepared as per water transport standards found in European countries, especially Italy,” said Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan. Jammu & Kashmir’s Irrigation and Flood Control department, which is part of the trial, has been tasked with monitoring daily traffic.“The move will boost tourism too,” said Mr. Khan.An official said water transport will also turn the spotlight on heritage structures, shrines and temples on the river banks, which otherwise remain out of bounds due to the volatile situation.The motor-driven traditional shikara, compared to the hand-powered ones, is also new to Kashmir and is allowed to cross through all the famous seven bridges across the Jhelum in the city.last_img read more

Joshua Pacio admits to shortcomings in close title loss to Yosuke Saruta

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight PLAY LIST 00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight04:36Joshua Pacio is the new ONE Strawweight world champion01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad02:42PH 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 Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA, Indonesia—Filipino Joshua Pacio was the first to admit his shortcomings against Japanese Yosuke Saruta in their world title fight Saturday night.Pacio lost by split decision to yield the strawweight belt to the gritty Saruta in only his first title defense, just four months after winning it.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño But even before he joined ONE, the 31-year-old Saruta (19-8) had already amassed experience being in big fights as a former champion in Shooto.Fighting Saruta also served as an eye-opener for Pacio.“This fight was a great experience for me. It showed me that I still need to work on a lot of things. I’m more motivated to train and improve my offense and defense.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments WATCH: Manny Pacquiao gets visit from Floyd Mayweather in locker room ahead of fight SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandemcenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Team Lakay star, who just turned 23 on January 10, thinks Saruta’s experience also played a role in their bout.“His experience was a factor but it was still up to me. If only I did more work in the fight, I think the decision would’ve favored me.”It took only two fights in the promotion for Saruta to rise all the way to the top of the strawweight division.ADVERTISEMENT Shortly after the grueling fight, Pacio could only wish he had done things differently.“I know my shortcomings in the fight. I felt I was too defensive and he (Saruta) just kept coming forward. Yes, he was able to take me down but he wasn’t able to take control of me that long,” Pacio told reporters in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more

Women more addicted to their cellphones than men, reveals study

first_imgWomen are more likely to use cellphones for texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, while men prefer using their devices for entertainment purposes and accessing social networking sites, a new US study has found.Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight, with excessive use posing potential risks for academic performance, researchers from Baylor University said.”As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility,” said researcher James Roberts, The Ben H Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.The study noted that approximately 60 per cent of college students admit they may be addicted to their cellphone, and some indicated they get agitated when it is not in sight.The study – based on an online survey of 164 college students – examined 24 cellphone activities and found that time spent on 11 of those activities differed significantly across the sexes.Some functions – among them Pinterest and Instagram – are associated significantly with cellphone addiction. But others that might logically seem to be addictive – Internet use and gaming – were not.Of the top activities, respondents overall reported spending the most time texting (an average of 94.6 minutes a day), followed by sending emails (48.5 minutes), checking Facebook (38.6 minutes), surfing the Internet (34.4 minutes) and listening to their iPods (26.9 minutes).Men send about the same number of emails as women but spend less time on each.”That may suggest that they’re sending shorter, more utilitarian messages than their female counterparts,” Roberts said.advertisementWomen may be more inclined to use cellphones for social reasons such as texting or emails to build relationships and have deeper conversations, the study suggested.The men in the study, while more occupied with using their cellphones for utilitarian or entertainment purposes, “are not immune to the allure of social media,” Roberts said.They spent time visiting such social networking sites as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Among reasons they used Twitter were to follow sports figures, catch up on the news – “or, as one male student explained it, ‘waste time,'” Roberts said.The study was published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.last_img read more