ELECTION 2014: WE NEED TO ASK WHY SPANISH FISHERMEN GET A THIRD OF OUR FISH – CARTHY

first_imgSinn Féin’s Matt Carthy has said that the future of the fishing industry depends on having strong representatives in Europe and there needs to be a review of how Irish boats get just 7 per cent of fish in Irish waters.The Midlands Northwest candidate said tonight: “The fishing industry has been decimated by decades of underinvestment and European bureaucracy.“EU regulations governing Irish fishing have brought the industry to its knees. It has been estimated that the commercial value of Ireland’s fisheries between 1975 and 2010 was €210 billion. Over this period Ireland’s share of this was €17 billion while our net loss was €184 billion. “Ireland has roughly 20% of the EU’s waters but one of the smallest fishing quotas. Even in our own waters Irish fishermen have only a 7% quota. Spain has a 34% quota and can regularly land abundant catches of monkfish and other varieties long after the quota has been reached for Irish fishing vessels.“Ireland’s fishing industry and ports like Killybegs and Ros a Mhíl need a strong voice in Europe arguing for their rights. In 2013 Sinn Féin’s sitting MEP Martina Anderson successfully amended the CFP report to include the 1976 Hague Preferences which will now seek to ensure special recognition for Irish fishing communities and their quotas.“Sinn Féin has shown what we can do. By voting for Sinn Féin MEP candidates, people would be electing a strong team who have and will continue to stand up for Ireland’s fishing communities.”  ELECTION 2014: WE NEED TO ASK WHY SPANISH FISHERMEN GET A THIRD OF OUR FISH – CARTHY was last modified: May 21st, 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:Euro electionfishing industryMatt Carthylast_img read more

NBA Draft: Warriors acquire Alen Smailagić from New Orleans, select Eric Paschall at No. 41

first_imgOAKLAND – The Warriors just added a player that they considered worth more valuable than $1.3 million and a future second-round pick. The Warriors also added another player by trading an undisclosed amount of future second-round picks to New Orleans.The Warriors selected Villanova senior forward Eric Paschall at No. 41 in the NBA Draft on Thursday shortly after acquiring Alen Smailagić from the New Orleans Pelicans after he was selected at No. 39. The Warriors acquired the No. 41 pick from …last_img

Warriors’ injury woes: Looney, Smailagić casualties in practice No. 2

first_imgAlen Smailagic (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)SAN FRANCISCO — On Monday, Golden State’s center depth looked thin. By Wednesday, it was bordering on non-existent.The Warriors received a set of blows during practice as coach Steve Kerr announced Kevon Looney tweaked his hamstring and Alen Smailagić rolled his ankle. Practice was cut short because of the  injuries.Kevon Looney (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)“It is what it is,” Kerr said.Related Articles Warr …last_img

To Hell on a motorbike

first_img26 November 2003“Everyone should take a trip to South Africa’s mecca, The Hell, at least once in their lives – preferably on a BMW motorcycle,” says German-born Juergen Muess, owner of Karoo Biking: BMW motorcycle tours and rentals in South Africa.Operating from Cape Town, Karoo Biking offers an increasing number of international visitors, as well as locals, four standard BMW motorcycle tours – two of which include an overnight stay in one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets, the Gamkaskloof valley, known as The Hell by residents of the Small Karoo.The 14-day Karoo / Garden Route / R62 tour takes the biker through some of the most beautiful landscapes that South Africa has to offer, travelling along the famous Route 62 through the Small Karoo and then along the East Coast to Port Elizabeth before heading back to Cape Town via the Garden Route.Day 4 of the tour is described as follows: “It’s hell. Today is certain to be one of the tour’s highlights. We’ll be leaving again at 9am after breakfast and be travelling over the Huisriver Pass, through Kruisriver and Matjesrivier to the Swartberg Pass.“At the pass’ summit (at around 1 568m) we’ll be taking a left and be heading off down Gamkaskloof to a place better known as The Hell. A majestic gorge characterised by soaring rock faces, fascinating plants, and clear falls of mountain water – this is one of the most isolated areas in South Africa. We’ll picnic in the mountains for lunch before the exciting trip down the valley to the Hell begins.“We’ll be staying in The Hell for the evening in original houses restored by the Nature Conservation Board. Mod cons are not the order of the day here, but we can guarantee you that you will be hard pressed to find a more stunning heaven anywhere in the world. We will barbecue in the evening and enjoy a few beers under the African stars …”Karoo Biking is not the only operator inviting tourists to discover SA’s diverse, spectacular landscape on two wheels (see Related Links on the right). MOTOBerlin is a BMW motorbike and adventure tour specialist offering tours in South Africa’s Garden Route, KwaZulu-Natal and Lesotho, Mpumalanga and the Kruger National Park, the Kalahari Highway, and the Johannesburg to Cape Town route.“Few countries on earth can rival the grandeur and beauty of the South African landscape. Mountain ranges, sunburned deserts, deep forests, fruit-filled valleys and the endless coastline beckon you the traveller to come and see for yourself”, MOTOBerlin declares on its website.“What better way to traverse this giant canvas than on two wheels?”Muess says the South African motorcycle tourism industry is an untapped market worth investing in, pointing out that South Africa is now the fourth most popular holiday destination for the American market, which has around 20 million motorcyclists.South Africa is also a popular destination with German and British tourists, and Germany boasts nine million registered bikers, while the United Kingdom has about eight million bikers.For this reason, Karoo Biking will initially target the US, UK and German markets, with plans to expand into the Spanish-speaking market.The Karoo is a particularly good destination for bikers, offering wonderful hospitality, the opportunity to get in touch with local culture, and the opportunity to ride on both tarred and dirt roads.Karoo Biking’s machines come from the latest BMW ranges, to ensure its clients enjoy the best possible touring experience.Pieter de Waal, general manager of BMW Motorrad South Africa, says motorcycle touring is becoming an increasingly popular pastime: “Sales of our touring motorcycles have doubled during the past three years. This growth reflects the increased desire of South Africans to explore our wonderful country by motorcycle.”Says Muess: “You can bet that Karoo Biking will do its part, and make every effort to market South Africa and its more interesting nooks and crannies to the world, by taking its international clients to some of South Africa’s best-kept secrets in style – astride a BMW motorcycle.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

NBA Finals: Fouls continue to pile up in Game 1 as Green picks up his 4th

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) moves the ball past Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) and guard Quinn Cook (4) during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)Draymond Green got his fourth foul with 7:11 left in the third quarter. The Golden State Warriors left him in, and the Toronto Raptors immediately took advantage.Pascal Siakam soared past a defenseless Green in transition for a layup, and the Raptors lead 73-63 midway through the third quarter of Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Green couldn’t risk getting a fifth foul, and had no choice but to let Siakam go to the rim unbothered.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Gasol, Siakam lead scorers as Raptors pull ahead 59-49 at half Kevon Looney and Shaun Livingston have three fouls for Golden State. Kawhi Leonard has three for Toronto and Marc Gasol got his third early in the third quarter.Siakam leads all scorers with 22 points. Stephen Curry has 20 for the Warriors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more