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first_imgAN RNLI crew on exercises with their new lifeboat were left stunned today – when up to 50 dolphins came alongside.The crew were out in their new Shannon Class lifeboat when the pod turned up.“We were out training this morning in the Dunree are and we came across a pod of around 40-50 dolphins,” said crew member Frank Murphy. “We haven’t seen a pod this big in the lough before or have so many swim around us,” he said.Customers using the Lough Swilly ferry between Buncrana and Rathmullan have also reported several sightings in the past two days.Dolphins are drawn to the engines of the boats and often swim alongside.The latest sighting of so many dolphins comes after dozens turned up this summer off Malin Head – and more of the marine creatures have been bobbing alongside the Gola Island ferry off Gaoth Dobhair. Some scientists want the waters off Donegal declared a marine national park.You can view video footage taken by the RNLI crew here: LIFEBOAT CREW STUNNED AS POD OF 50 DOLPHINS ARRIVE IN LOUGH SWILLY was last modified: August 17th, 2015 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:dolphinlifeboat crewLough SwillyRNLIlast_img read more

December 22, 2019 0

Pullela Gopichand Hopeful of Better Medal Colour at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

first_img 2020 tokyo olympicsbadmintonPullela GopichandPV Sindhu First Published: September 26, 2019, 6:59 PM IST Jamshedpur: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday exuded confidence that Indian shuttlers will put up a good show at the Tokyo Olympics, bettering their performance from the last editions.”We have been performing well for over a decade and God willing, we will win better medals in the 2020 Olympics,” Gopichand said when asked if Indian shuttlers will be able to change the colour of the medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Saina Nehwal had won the bronze medal in the 2012 London Olympics before PV Sindhu bettered it with a silver in the last edition at 2016 Rio Games.”God willing, we will win better medal as the country has been performing well since 2008 at international arena,” Gopichand said.Gopichand, who was here to attend a function ‘Celebration of Sports’ organised by Tata Steel, said: “During the last three decades, we have achieved ‘alphabetical’ and ‘numerical’ literacy but have gone down as far as ‘physical literacy’ was concerned.”Gopichand, a 2001 All England Champion, advised children to be disciplined and work hard to achieve goals.Recalling his formative years when he had failed in an engineering examination in 1991, Gopichand said, “My mother used to apply for a job for me in every corporate house as she was very much concerned about my future.”However, I had won the junior national title and also joined Tata Steel in Jamshedpur in the same year (1991),” Gopichand said.To a question on diet and sport science, Gopichand said, “Indian culture, knowledge and age-old tradition have a lot of values and we should not leave it to go after western world completely. Science is important but it is evolving. Hence, we cannot lose our culture.” Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

November 26, 2019 0

French Open 2018 Badminton roundup: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth crashes out, Satwiksairaj-Chirag…

first_imgAdvertisementIndia’s singles run in the 2018 French Open ended after Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, and Kidambi Srikanth bowed out in the quarterfinals to Tai Tzu-Ying, He Bingjao, and Kento Momota respectively. However, the duo of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty made it to the semi-finals after overcoming the pair of Manu Attri and B.S. Reddy in the Men’s Doubles.The singles challenge ended but India makes it to the Men’s doubles’ semi finalsPV Sindhu struggled to find her form as the Chinese thrashed her 13-21, 16-21 in straight sets. Earlier in the day, Saina Nehwal had a commanding 4 set points in her first set against the World No.1. But, the Asian Games gold medallist showed enough grit and perseverance to not only level things up, but also pick up straight six points to win the opening encounter 22-20. She showed no mercy towards Saina in the second set and won the match 22-20, 21-11. With this loss, the Beijing bronze medallist has suffered twelve straight losses to the 24-year-old and has a poor 5-14 overall record against her.Srikanth Kadambi, too, lost his games in straight sets after the Japanese World No.1 hammered him 21-16 and 21-19.Earlier on Thursday, the Indian duos of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, and Manu Attri and B.S. Reddy overcame two Chinese pairs to set up an all-Indian quarterfinal.  It was the youthful Satwiksairaj and Chirag who stood tall above the experienced campaigners as they defeated them 21-17, 21-11 in straight sets.They will next take on the Indonesian World No.1 pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sakamuljo in the semi-finals on Saturday.Advertisementlast_img read more

November 26, 2019 0

ICC World T20 2010: Kevin Pietersen fires England to title

first_imgThe third edition was surprisingly held only eight months after the second. The world, thrilled with the novelty of the T20 format less than three years ago, was reeling under an overdose. That the tournament was held in the West Indies with matches starting at 9.30 AM to suit Indian television, did not help matters either.India, despite the inaugural triumph and three seasons of the India Premier League, struggled to go beyond the group stages. Suresh Raina’s sensational hundred helped them beat South Africa but that was all the glory they were going to get.England, who were never serious contenders in ICC events, changed the old perception and played some breathtaking cricket under Paul Collingwood. They defeated Australia in the final to lift their first ICC T20 trophy.last_img read more

November 26, 2019 0

WATCH: Canadian figure skater holds up flag for Japanese Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu

first_imgRecap from the #ACI19 men’s final:— Olympic Channel (@olympicchannel) September 15, 2019During the victory ceremony, Messing snapped a selfie of him, Hanyu and silver medalist Kevin Aymoz from France, which he posted on Instagram yesterday, Sept. 18. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Sportsmanship from Keegan Messing at the Autumn Classic ⛸️. During the medal ceremony, the Canadian unfurled the Japanese flag for winner Yuzuru Hanyu to face throughout his national anthem. Tats Suzara stays as SEA Games organizing committee chief Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte to fly to Japan for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement PLAY LIST 01:00Duterte to fly to Japan for Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement03:03Rescue efforts underway as Typhoon Hagibis kills 11 in Japan00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Canadian figure skater Keegan Messing was admired for his sportsmanship during a medal ceremony. Image: Olympic ChannelA Canadian figure skater offered a touching gesture to his Japanese competitor during a medal ceremony at a figure skating competition in Ontario, Canada on Saturday, Sept. 14.Double Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu was being awarded a gold medal during the  Autumn Classic International figure skating competition.ADVERTISEMENT Japanese nationals have expressed their gratitude to Messing on Twitter.“Keegan Messing-san, many Japanese people love you because of your action for the national flag. When you come to Japan at a skating competition, I will give you a lot of encouragement for your performance,” promised one @rascalsan1.Twitter user @holydragon2222 wrote, “Thank you Keegan. You are very fair and have great sportsmanship. Japan respects people like you.” JBRELATED STORIES:Skating star Hanyu battles emotions to discuss Japan quake traumaJapan bows out of World Cup with clean locker room and thank you notecenter_img Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ As the Japanese national anthem began to play, bronze medalist Keegan Messing unfurled the Japanese flag and held it up so that Hanyu could face it, CBC reported on Sunday, Sept. 15. After the anthem, Hanyu bowed to Messing.A video of the sportsmanlike gesture was posted on Twitter by the Olympic Channel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40 LATEST STORIES View comments Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This jewelry designer is also an architect Becoming his own manlast_img read more

November 22, 2019 0

From shooting balloons to gold, Saurabh comes of age at 16

first_imgBy Abhishek Hore New Delhi, Aug 22 (PTI) Shooting balloons and blowing bubbles in village fairs, Saurbah Chaudhary would dream of excelling in the Olympic sport one day. Having an air rifle resting on his shoulders and taking aim at those blue, yellow and red balloons, acquaintances say, would make him feel like Abhinav Bindra. Then, there came a time when Chaudhary would shoot day in and out, leading to participation in inter-school and inter-state meets and as pastime gave way to habit and habit to obsession, he found himself competing in national level tournaments. Impressed, his farmer father, who owns almost 20 acres of land in his village, set up a shooting range at home. The schoolboy honed his skills at the backyard and at national level shooter Amit Sheoran’s academy in Baghpat, Haryana, which is around 15 kilometres from his UP village. Doubly impressed with his son’s progress, Chaudhary senior eventually bought the promising shooter, who was once fond of playing around with toy guns, a pistol. Sugarcane farmer Jagmohan Singh was filled with hope despite some apprehensions. That was some years ago. Some years later, Bindra, the country’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist would end up calling himself a “sissy” when compared to this new generation of Indian shooters, of whom the 16-year-old from Kalina village in Meerut has become an integral part. Bindra expressing his admiration for this supremely talented and confident bunch of teenagers — which includes Anish Bhanwala, Manu Bhaker (notwithstanding her sixth-place finish in 25m pistol), Elavenil Valaviram, Mehuli Ghosh and Chaudhary — best sums up their astounding achievements in recent times.advertisement Baby-faced, ineligible to drink and drive and not old enough to even perhaps understand the enormity of the feat he has scaled, it was no surprise then when Chaudhary said he “did not feel any pressure” while shooting in the 10m air rifle event of the ongoing Asian Games in the Indonesian port city of Palembang. “No, there was no pressure at all. I just came to compete and do my best. I have trained hard, have been in good form and got good results,” he had said after winning the biggest medal of his career yesterday. He created ripples at home and away. He was picked ahead of multiple time gold medallist Jitu Rai and in his first competitive senior tournament, trumped men with enviable record. Japanese Tomoyuki Matsuda is a two-time world champion and Korea’s Jin Jong-Oh, with four Olympic gold medallist and three World Championships titles, is one of the greatest to have played the sport. Chaudhary prevailed and in his faraway village, his father was filled with pride as the family members celebrated. “We feel proud because he has made the country proud,” he said. “There is still a long way to go.” PTI AH PM PM PMlast_img read more

November 17, 2019 0

2 Big Ten Schools Emerge As Destinations For 5-Star QB Transfer

first_imgHunter Johnson celebrates a big play against Wake Forest.Clemson’s quarterback depth took a hit today. According to multiple reports, five-star quarterback Hunter Johnson is set to transfer out of the program.Johnson, the No. 2 quarterback in the 2017 class, has three years of eligibility remaining. He’ll likely have to sit out the 2018 season and then will be eligible to play in 2019.The former top recruit is a Midwest native. He was the top recruit in the state of Indiana coming out of high school.Johnson could end up back in the Midwest, according to a report by 247Sports.Two Big Ten schools have reportedly emerged as potential destinations for the top QB transfer.From the report:Expect Johnson, an Indiana native, to look at Purdue and Northwestern for his next stop, sources tell 247Sports. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Johnson will have to sit out next season and will be eligible starting in 2019. He’ll have three years of eligibility remaining when he returns to the field that year.Johnson ranked as the nation’s No. 2 pro-style passer and 30th overall player in the 247Sports Composite. An Army All-American, Johnson committed to the Tigers in Dec. of 2015 and stuck out his commitment all the way through before enrolling early.Johnson would be a huge addition to Purdue or Northwestern’s program. It’s unclear what kind of timeline he’ll operate on when making a decision.last_img read more

October 26, 2019 0

Insider Has New Update On Troubling Urban Meyer, Ohio State Report

first_imgA closeup of Urban Meyer during an Ohio State football game.NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks on prior to the All State Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Football Scoop had a troubling report about Urban Meyer and the state of the Ohio State football program earlier today in the wake of the Buckeyes’ blowout loss to Purdue on Saturday night.The report states that there is “friction” between Meyer, the football program and the athletic department.From the report:The past few weeks industry sources have mentioned to FootballScoop issues at Ohio State between the football staff and athletics leadership as well as within the program itself. Multiple times, the term “friction” has been used to describe issues between Urban Meyer and Gene Smith (and their respective key lieutenants). Within the football program itself, it has been said there is a tension that hasn’t been present in previous years.Purdue’s beat down of the Buckeyes brought considerable additional attention on the program and has many talking about the issues within the program.Football Scoop has an update on the report.“It’s worse than you wrote,” one source texted them.Another industry source text me this afternoon, “It’s worse than you wrote.”On the #Friction at Ohio State— FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) October 22, 2018Yikes.Ohio State fell to 7-1 with the loss to Purdue. The Buckeyes remain in College Football Playoff contention, though the Buckeyes would likely have to win out to make it.last_img read more

October 26, 2019 0

Pha Rung Clinches Deal for Two Chemical Tankers

first_imgzoom Vietnamese Pha Rung Shipyard has received an order to build two chemical tankers for a Korean ship owner BS Shipping, according to the shipbuilder.The 6,500 dwt vessels will feature a length of 110 meters and a width of 18 meters.The contract was signed as part of the eighth International Exhibition on Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology (Vietship2016) in Ha Noi.Pha Rung added that the shipyard signed a deal to complete the construction of a 6,500 dwt chemical tanker for a Thai shipbuilding company.During the exhibition, Vietnamese shipbuilding companies secured fourteen contracts with domestic and foreign partners worth over USD 22 million, according to Vietnam News.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

October 24, 2019 0

February is Apple Month

first_imgNot only do Nova Scotia apples taste great, they are also good for you. That makes two good reasons to have a Nova Scotia apple today. Select Nova Scotia is sponsoring Apple Month as part of An IncrEDIBLE February. Three major apple wholesalers and a number of farmers markets are participating in the promotion. “Apples are the major tree fruit grown in Nova Scotia, contributing more than $50 million annually to the local economy,” said John MacDonell, Agriculture Minister. “Our Nova Scotia climate, with its sunny fall days and cool nights, is well suited to producing a brilliant red apple, giving our growers a real, competitive advantage.” Today, Feb. 1, Mr. MacDonell joined members of the Nova Scotia Fruit Growers Association to hand out apples to commuters at the Alderney Landing Ferry Terminal. Other apple giveaways will happen throughout the month at various locations throughout the province. “There really is no better morning snack than a crisp, delicious Nova Scotia apple,” said Dela Erith, executive director of Nova Scoita Fruit Growers Association. “With over lots of varieties grown in the province, apples are a fresh, local product available to consumers all year round.” IncrEDIBLE February is Select Nova Scotia’s winter promotion to encourage consumers to eat local. For more information about winter Select Nova Scotia events go to or phone 902-722-1305. For more information about Nova Scotia apples go to .last_img read more

October 22, 2019 0