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RESTAURANT OWNER SAYS HE MAY CLOSE AFTER RACIST ABUSE

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known chefs is considering closing down his business after he was racially abused in his restaurant.Davide loves Donegal and its people.Davide Tullio owns and runs the extremely popular La Fantasia Italian restaurant in Letterkenny.However Davide revealed he was racially abused at his premises last night. The businessman took to Facebook to vent his anger at the person who attacked him.But he also revealed that he is now considering closing his business in the town centre as a result of the attack.Davide said “Thank you to all our loyal customers, I appreciate your support so much, however what happened tonight was a step to far and it will determine the outcome of la fantasia.“Your kind words are greatly appreciated but what was said to me tonight was deeply upsetting and that will determine if we stay upon or close.” He has been inundated with messages of support form his customers who have told him to rise above the incident and to ignore the abuse.We will bring you more on this story as we get it. RESTAURANT OWNER SAYS HE MAY CLOSE AFTER RACIST ABUSE was last modified: October 18th, 2013 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:closureDavide TullioLa Fantastiaracist abuselast_img read more

Five local prep football teams set to play at home during busy football weekend

first_imgWeek 4 of the high school football season is already here.With it comes the first league game of the year, which will be taking place tonight in the Friendly City.Fortuna and McKinleyville open up Big 5 play tonight at Husky Field, with the Huskies putting an early-season winning streak on the line while the Panthers look to get their 2017 campaign back on track.The Fortuna-Mack matchup — the first league game of the season regardless of it being in the Big 5 or Little 3 — is one of five …last_img

Dan Uetrecht, Aug. 6

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last Tuesday we had 2.5 inches of rain. I think the corn and the beans look tremendous. We planted 40 acres for the Conservation Stewardship Program— crimson clover, radishes and barley — and those are coming up and things are looking really good. A couple weeks before that we had a 2-inch rain and then we got this 2.5 inches. It is not set until it is in the bin, but we are about as good as we could want to be right now.The rain helped get that cover crop going and having this much growing season before winter should leave the soil in great shape. We are looking at cutting third cutting hay when we get a good forecast and we are going to seed some hay fields here today.We probably have a little more disease pressure than in the past with the moisture and humidity we’ve had. I did not spray fungicide on the corn. Gray leaf spot was there when I was deciding to spray or not and I have seen a little northern corn leaf blight too. I have been concerned about the heat and the pollination, but with everything we’ve looked at, pollination has been really good. We have very little tip back and I am hoping the corn is far enough along that, other than maybe some stalk issues, these diseases won’t affect the corn yield too much.These beans are starting to pod really heavy at the top. Whenever I have had really bumper bean crops, you see a lot of beans up top and that is what we are seeing this year. I have been seeing some frogeye in the beans but we addressed that by hitting better than half our beans with fungicide. We need at least another rain to finish off the beans but they look awesome right now. The double-crops have the potential to be some of the better double-crops we’ve had too.I’ve always said I’d rather have a big crop and worry about how to get it priced than to have good prices and a short crop. I have a good bit forward contracted and we are going to store what we don’t and hold on. Hopefully we’ll have that big crop and then we’ll have to figure out how to get it priced right. Right now, prices are not good.The rain helped get that cover crop going and having this much growing season before winter should leave the soil in great shape. We are looking at cutting third cutting hay when we get a good forecast and we are going to seed some hay fields here today.last_img read more

Nitish to take oath as Bihar Chief Minister at 10 am

first_imgNitish resignation: A ‘scripted’ sequence of events Bihar Governor has invited caretaker Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to take oath as Chief Minister at 10 am today at Rajendra Mandap inside Raj Bhawan, a press release stated.Mr.Kumar has submitted a letter of support from 131 legislators to the Governor. The legislators were from BJP, JD(U), Lok Janshakti Party, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) and two Independent MLAs, said the release.“The Governor took the decision to invite Mr. Kumar to take oath as chief minister on Thursday and prove majority in the state assembly within two days,” said the Raj Bhawan release.Also Read  Meanwhile, sources said Mr. Kumar will take oath with senior state BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi as his Deputy in the cabinet and other ministers.Some central BJP leaders too are expected to attend the swearing-in ceremony.On Wednesday, Mr. Kumar resigned as Chief Minister of Bihar, saying indirectly that his tenure was no longer tenable as Tejashwi Yadav, his deputy from the Rashtriya Janata Dal who was facing corruption charges, had refused to resign.Prime Minister Narendra Modi had immediately hailed Mr. Kumar’s uncompromising stand on corruption and the Bharatiya Janata Party extended support to the JD(U) to form the next government.With the JD(U) and the BJP unwilling to face a mid-term poll, the BJP late on Wednesday evening handed over to the Governor the letter extending support to Mr. Kumar.last_img read more

Morocco Aims to Double Tourist Inflow From India by Next Year

first_imgMorocco is aiming to attract twice the number of tourists from India by 2019. The country is planning to set up a tourism office in New Delhi in the next three months to facilitate the goal.About 21,850 Indians and people of Indian origin visited Morocco in 2017. “We expect to more than double this number by 2019. For this we are taking a number of steps,” the ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mohamed Maliki, told the Press Trust of India. “We are eyeing people of all purse strings as we have all range of hotels and activities. We have the lowest visa fees (about Rs 3,000 per person) in the world which is refundable if it is not issued,” he added.To increase tourism from India, the first step is to set up a full-fledged Moroccan National Tourism Office in New Delhi.“We hope the office will be set up in 2-3 months. This will help us in planning various strategic promotional and awareness programs to tap the robust tourism sector in India,” Maliki added.The north African nation, bordering the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, has partnered with Cox and Kings Global Services (CKGS) to set up 12 visa application centers in India, of which nine are already operational. Currently, visa application centers are in New wDelhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune, Goa, Indore, and Bengaluru.A new Morocco Visa Application and Information Centre (MVAIC) will be opening in Hyderabad in June 2018.“Foreseeing the growth in the number of Indians travelling to Morocco, we needed to create a seamless experience for Indian travelers in applying for visas. The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco is glad to entrust the responsibility to CKGS by appointing them as our representatives to open visa application centers in India,” Maliki said.River Bou Regreg seafront and Kasbah in medina of Moroccon capital, Rabat.Ties between Morocco and India go back over several centuries and both the counties have enjoyed cordial relations over the years, Maliki said, adding that the two governments have also agreed to a newly revised air service agreement, which will have a positive impact on facilitating and boosting tourist movement.Morocco, which is a major source of phosphates for India, is also keen to diversify its cooperation with the country and target high-end tourists and filmmakers, according to the Economic Times. The Moroccan ambassador added that there is a growing interest from Bollywood, wedding, meetings, incentives, conferences, events (MICE) segments. Related ItemsmoroccoTourismlast_img read more

Sports Wrap: Shashank Manohar creates history, Azhar comes to Dhoni’s rescue and more

first_imgShashank Manohar elected unopposed as ICC’s first independent chairmanFormer Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar was on Thursday elected unopposed as the ICC’s first independent chairman.MS Dhoni should be allowed to take a call on retirement, says AzharuddinFormer India captain Mohammad Azharuddin has said that MS Dhoni should be allowed to take a call on his future after having served Indian cricket so well over the years.Shaun Tait replaces John Hastings in Kolkata Knight Riders squadAustralian fast bowler Shaun Tait has replaced compatriot John Hastings in the Kolkata Knight Riders’ squad for the remainder of the Indian Premier League season nine.SRH aim to extend stay on top, DD look to bounce backComfortably placed on top of the rankings, the David Warner-led side has been beaming with confidence after sneaking past Rising Pune Supergiants by four runs in a nail-biting encounter.Real Madrid top Forbes’ most valuable teams listSpanish football giants Real Madrid retained top spot on a list of the world’s most valuable football teams for a fourth consecutive year, according to a Forbes poll.last_img read more

SPORT-HOCK-OLTMANS 2 LAST

first_imgIndian captain and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh celebrated his Indian captain and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh celebrated his 150th appearance for India with an outstanding show under the bar as he brought off several fine saves and lent confidence to two young defenders, Surender Kumar and Harmanpreet. The defenders also had seasoned VR Raghunath to keep them company. It was a Raghunath penalty corner shot that struck England captain Barry Middleton on the shoulder to earn India the penalty stroke, which Harmanpreet converted for Indias second goal. “Im obviously pleased at the win, which was a great result on my 150th international,” said Sreejesh. Sreejesh and Raghunath had missed the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh (Malaysia) two months ago when coach Oltmans took some junior players to test them against top-notch rivals. At the ongoing Champions Trophy, the Indian team is without playmaker Sardar Singh and defender Rupinder Pal Singh, who had featured in the bronze winning Indian team at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. PTI Cor ATK ATKlast_img read more

Russian government protected doped athletes at Sochi Winter Olympics: WADA

first_imgWidespread doping and manipulation of tests by Russian athletes and officials at the Sochi Olympics, overseen by the ministry of sport, was confirmed by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday, further fuelling calls for a complete ban on the country from the Rio Games.According to the WADA’s independent commission report, which was led by Canadian law professor and sports lawyer Richard McLaren and unveiled at a Toronto news conference, a Moscow laboratory protected Russian athletes during the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.McLaren, who was a member of WADA’s independent commission which last year exposed widespread doping and corruption in Russian athletics, leading to the ban on Russian track and field athletes from Rio, said the Russian Ministry of Sport oversaw the manipulation of athletes’ analytical results and sample swapping.REPORT REVEALS SHOCKING FACTSThe report addressed accusations made by former Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory head Grigory Rodchenkov, who two months ago told the New York Times dozens of Russians used performance-enhancing drugs in Sochi with approval from national sports authorities.Rodchenkov claimed that up to 15 Russian medal winners at the Sochi Winter Games were part of a program in which tainted urine samples were switched for clean ones.According to McLaren, Rodchenkov and all other witnesses interviewed were deemed credible and the personnel at the Moscow laboratory did not have a choice in whether to be involved in the state-directed system. (Also read: Anti-doping agencies want total Russia ban from Rio)CALL FOR BAN INCREASES Many organisations, including the United States Anti-Doping agency, have said that the Sochi revelations should lead to a blanket ban on Russia.advertisementHowever, Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) indicated last week that he was reluctant to see athletes from one sport punished for the crimes of those, or officials, from another.Russian President Vladimir Putin staked his reputation on the Sochi Games, which at around $50 billion was the most expensive in Olympic history. Russia topped the medal table with 13 gold medals and 33 overall.WADA appointed McLaren in May to lead the probe after some observers voiced concerns about a conflict of interest given that the allegations related to the Sochi Olympics and that WADA is funded by the International Olympic Committee.last_img read more