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Los Angeles County earned low marks again this year on Heal the Bay’s annual beach report card, despite predictions that the region’s record-low rainfall might make for an overall cleaner coastline. The environmental group picked a stretch of clean sand in Manhattan Beach today to reveal its 17th annual report – which comes just in time for the start of the summer season. It compiles grades from more than 350 locations year-round and 492 spots in dry weather from April to October. This year’s grades delivered good and bad surprises for Los Angeles County beaches, Heal the Bay Executive Director Mark Gold said. “We all thought it was going to be the best water quality on record, because we’ve only had 4 inches of rain … and it was true in other parts of the state,” Gold said. But not in Los Angeles, where only a little over half of the county’s beaches earned A’s and B’s. High achievers include Zuma Beach at Zuma Creek, which earned A’s in both dry and wet weather, as well as the shoreline east of the Malibu Pier, which turned C’s and D’s into A’s and B’s. As was the case last year, the county raised the bar for its monitoring program and collected samples directly from flowing storm drains and creeks. But Gold said that the lower scores can’t necessarily be attributed to that change. Many of the areas monitored don’t have flowing storm drains, yet their ratings still suffered. The county’s main problem spot is Long Beach, where 80 percent of that city’s monitoring locations earned fair to poor grades on the 2006-07 report card, weighing down the average significantly. Of that city’s 25 beaches, 22 earned either C, D or F grades. This year, Long Beach topped Heal the Bay’s list of “Beach Bummers,” which includes 10 sites, seven in Los Angeles County: Castle Rock storm drain near Pacific Palisades, Marie Canyon storm drain in Malibu, Avalon on Catalina Island, Surfrider in Malibu, the Santa Monica Pier and the harbor side of San Pedro’s Cabrillo Beach. “Long Beach has never been on the Top 10 list, but something has changed dramatically this past year,” Gold said. “That was something that was a huge shock to all of us … Clearly, something needs to happen right away.” But the report card had some notable good news as well: Will Rogers Beach at Santa Monica Canyon earned a B this year for dry-weather scores, up from an F last year, Gold noted. To read the beach report click here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
This is major turning point for the city’s still-new neighborhood council movement. And now, more than ever, NC members from all corners of the city must use the little foothold they’ve gain in five years to insist that the city’s leaders make the right choice for the future empowerment of the community. This is a test of whether the mayor and the council are democrats in the truest sense, or just Democrats in the political sense.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Much of that depends on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who will choose Nelson’s successor. So far, the biggest success of the mayor’s time in office has been his replacing entrenched bureaucrats with competent administrators to head municipal departments. To lead DONE and the city’s many neighborhood councils to the next stage of development will take a visionary with true commitment to furthering community empowerment. The mayor and City Council ought to demand the department take real steps to empower NCs even more. First, NCs should have the first say on issues of development and planning in their neighborhoods. Who knows better the problems affecting Chatsworth or Panorama City than the people who live there and drive the streets daily? Second, the City Council ought to divert some of its own staff to work for the NCs directly, not just selectively answer their calls. Third, the neighborhood councils ought to have more say in directing city services. The people who live in the community know better than distant bureaucrats at City Hall where the trash is piled up, what streets have the biggest, car-eating potholes, and which park is the unfortunate first choice for illegal trash dumpers. The resignation of Greg Nelson, who oversaw the tumultuous birth of Los Angeles’ network of neighborhood councils, is likely to be greeted with both dismay and relief among community activists. During his 4 1/2 years as general manager of the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, Nelson was praised as the courageous leader of the city’s grass-roots political movement by some, and cursed by others as a bureaucratic tyrant blocking true empowerment. But no one can deny that under Nelson’s leadership, the neighborhood council movement grew from a motley collection of a few disorganized groups to 87 certified councils with their own budgets, bylaws and a taste of political influence. It was no easy endeavor, and Nelson deserves credit. He faced constant resistance from City Hall forces who were not interested in the dilution of their power – and certainly not to those pesky, demanding yokels out in the San Fernando Valley. But Nelson’s departure in April opens a rare window of opportunity for Los Angeles to build even more meaningful, more empowered neighborhoods.
Naomh MhuireUnder 8s training continues at 11 on Saturdays. The under 10s will host a blitz in the banks this Saturday morning starting at 11am. Training for the under 10s takes place on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6pm for the next couple of weeks.The under 13s started their division 1 league campaign with a 3 point defeat to Aodh Ruadh and a 7 point win away to Bundoran. Well done boys, a good start. Training continues Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Their next game is away to Killybegs on Saturday morning. The under 16s lost their div 1 county final to Aodh Ruadh last Wednesday night in Ballybofey. Our boys never got going against a stronger Aodh Ruadh team who are deserved champions. Our lads have had a good season and will learn from the year gone by. There is a players meeting for all u-16 players on Friday evening at the banks at 7pm. All are asked to attend.Well done to Eugene Byrne who took part in the u12 skills competition in Convoy last Friday. Good luck to all our players who started secondary school in the last few days. Enjoy all the sport on offer.The Seniors played the second leg in the Intermediate Championship last weekend in Newtown. After a good start and making all the right moves the games was not finished out and Newtown came back to get a one point victory – a third game will be required to decide this Sunday in Termon with a 2pm throw in. The Reserves had no game last weekend due to the shortcomings of our fixtures board. The Reserve Championship fixture is fixed for this Saturday evening with an away trip to Carndonagh with a 6:30pm throw in. All support appreciated.The ladies played their league final against Milford on Sunday last and while there was disappointment in the end this is a young team with most players under 18 and they will have another day in the future. Milford showed experience at times and while there was great team work and play at times from the girls it was not to be their day. A great achievement to reach the final and much credit to all involved in training and organising this team. The u16 girls semi-final is on in Glenfin on Tuesday 6th Sept with a 6.30pm throw in. The club are organising a fundraiser with a difference during October and November which should be good craic also. 20 homes will host a Come Dine With Me night by inviting friends and family to join them for a night of great food. All guests will meet up in Dannie Minnies that night where the night’s winners will be announced. Please seefacebook and website for further details.The monthly club meeting will be this Friday night at 7:30 and all committee members especially are asked to attend.Lotto details for week 31st August; jackpot 2480 euro. No jackpot winner. There was four match 3 winners – Mary Mulholland – Coinn Caslagh, Eileen McGee – Ranamona, Michelle Ward – Surgery Annagry and Darren Gallagher – Eilt an Eaine. Numbers were 9-23-24-30.The 100 Club results for August were: E400; Joe Sharkey – Anagaire. E200; Anne McGinley – Anagaire. E100 Each; Peggy Boyle – Mullachdubh, Jimmy Rodgers – Kerrytown, Michael Kavanagh – Rann Na Feirste, Michael Gallagher – Rann Na Feirste. Check out our club website www.naomhmhuire.ieGAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTES was last modified: September 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE GAA NOTES
GAA: Two Donegal stars are set to bestow their wisdom and skills to budding GAA stars of the future with a number of camps next month. Donegal players Ryan McHugh and Hugh McFadden are hosting two Kickstart Gaelic and multi-activity summer camps on behalf of the Kilcar & Killybegs Gaa Clubs.The first camp runs from the 8th to the 12th of August in the Kilcar GAA club. The second camp runs from the 15th to the 19th which will be held by the Killybegs GAA club.These 5 day camps are for boys and girls aged 7-14. All coaches are inter-county coaches, also throughout the week visits from some of the 2016 Donegal Senior Football squad including team captain Michael Murphy and Manager Rory Gallagher.First Child: €50 Second Child: €40 Third Child: €30To book places in this sure to be exciting camp contact 087 919 4675 OR 087 667 7775 Donegal stars to host GAA summer camps was last modified: July 26th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAAHugh McFaddenRyan McHughsummer camp
A Donegal chef has been chosen from more than 160 chefs across the country to travel to Canada all for the love of food. Fourteen of Ireland’s top foodies departed from Dublin Airport this week to travel on a food tourism benchmarking trip to Prince Edward County in Canada.And included in the group was Donal Doherty, Harry’s Restaurant, champion of local food in Inishowen. In 2010 Bridgestone named Harry’s as one of the Top 10 Best value Restaurants in Ireland it’s well worth checking out why.Having received a phenomenal response to Fáilte Ireland’s quest to find Ireland’s food champions, Donal was chosen from an overwhelming 160 nominations.These food champions were nominated by their peers for their resounding passion and belief in Irish food, together with a commitment and drive to actively influence to shape the future of Irish cuisine and food tourism in their region.While in Canada the Food Champions will experience a bespoke itinerary developed by renowned food tourism destination expert Rebecca LeHeup who will be their guide throughout the trip. Among the many things the group will see and do, include meeting Vicki, a 9th generation farmer who has built an agri-business with various market outlets. An open discussion session is planned with the Prince Edward County stakeholders who will talk about developing their businesses, what culinary tourism has meant to them, the challenges they faced, and lessons learned etc.Fáilte Ireland’s Head of Operations, Martina Bromley, wished the group well on their visit to Canada.“It is our hope that once Donal returns home he will work together with the local Donegal community to help build Ireland’s food tourism reputation and encourage visitors to stop, spend and stay longer.“Working together and developing networks and relationships within their localities, they will help to enhance regional knowledge of local foods and contribute to an emerging Irish cuisine. This will truly utilise food tourism experiences as a sustainable economic development strategy.“Fáilte Ireland’s vision for food tourism is that Ireland should be recognised for the availability, quality and value of our local and regional food experiences, which bring with them a unique sense of Irish culture and hospitality. Ireland has all the ingredients to deliver on that promise. “This educational visit to Canada will provide the tools for the Food Champions to return to Donegal and get behind their region in providing an opportunity to experience, see and taste a truly unique food offering, thereby generating more business for the local area.”TOP DONEGAL CHEF CHOSEN TO COOK IT UP IN CANADA! was last modified: October 17th, 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)Tags:CanadaDonal DohertyHarry’s Restaurant
Fans of renowned traditional group Altan have still got time to be part of their new album or even have a private gig in their front room by simply making a pledge.The Donegal-based group are currently working on the album, which they plan to record in Nashville, and have teamed up with PledgeMusic to offer music lovers the chance to be a part of the creative process as well as offering the chance to receive rewards for their pledge.The group have reached more than 70% of the pledge music campaign – where fans make a donation to the making of the album and get benefits in return. Vocalist and fiddle player Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh thanked everyone who has made a pledge.She said: “We are steeped in mixing our new album at the moment and we hope to have it with you in the Spring of 2015. Time is running out and if you’re not in you cannot win.”Not only will your pledge grant you exclusive access to the album before anyone else, but you will also get to view the Pledgers Only Updates page.This is a free backstage area with demos, live tracks, rough mixes, and all things Altan as a reward for those who pledge. See here for more detailswww.pledgemusic.com/projects/altan FANS PLEDGE CASH TO HELP ALTAN LAUNCH NEW ALBUM was last modified: October 10th, 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:AltanCampaignMUSICPledge
SOCCER: The details of Finn Harps play-off clash with UCD has been officially confirmed today by League of Ireland representatives. Harps will play their final league match this Saturday against league champions Wexford Youths. Harps will then have a full week to prepare for the first-leg of their play-off with UCD on October 23rd at the UCD Bowl.The second-leg will then take place at Finn Park on October 30th.The winners of Harps and UCD – will then play the Premier Division side that finishes second bottom on Monday 2nd of November with the return leg of that play-off taking place on November 6th.Harps should have a full squad to choose from in the play-offs – granted they all come through unscathed in Saturday’s final league outing. All suspensions have been served and the only player struggling with an injury is Damien McNulty.However, it’s expected he’ll be fit to play in the play-offs against UCD.It’s expected Harps manager Ollie Horgan will play a lot of the fringe players on Saturday night – as he did last Friday night against Athlone.He gave a first start to BJ Banda and Kieran McDaid, while Gareth Doherty also made his senior bow. SOCCER: PLAY-OFF DETAILS FOR FINN HARPS V UCD CONFIRMED was last modified: October 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSport
So what happens in Game 6?A friend of mine — not Tomas Hertl — guaranteed me that the Sharks would win Game 5. I wasn’t buying it. I pointed out that in this series, Martin Jones’ save percentage was .838, his goals-against average was over 5 goals per game and he had been yanked in Games 3 and 4.Frankly I thought coach Pete DeBoer was dead wrong in starting Jones in Game 5. I guess that’s why DeBoer has won over 400 games in the NHL and I was a member of thecoaching staff that …
Brand South Africa confident of the country’s transitionJohannesburg, Thursday 15th February 2018 – Brand South Africa welcomes the political certainty following the resignation of President Jacob Zuma yesterday, 14th February 2018. This once again shows the strength of our democracy. Brand South Africa has confidence in our constitutional democracy and institutions to manage the transition to a new administration.Brand South Africa’s CEO, Dr Kingsley Makhubela says; “we acknowledge that the country has seen a lot of speculation in the last few weeks, regarding the office of the President, however, we have full confidence in the new leadership of the ruling party as well as our institutions to take the country forward”.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Ntombi NtanziTel: +27 11 712 5071Mobile: +27 (0) 81 704 1488Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgVisit www.brandsouthafrica.comTsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5000Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email: email@example.comVisit www.brandsouthafrica.comNotes to the EditorAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young. It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.