M. Pauline Pope, 83, Wellington: March 6, 1935 – Nov. 6, 2018

first_imgM. Pauline Pope, 83, died on Nov. 6, 2018. She is the daughter of William C and Thelma E. Linder, which precedes her in death.Pauline was united in marriage to Raymond Pope on June 5, 1954 which he precedes her in death.They had five children: R, Mark Pope, which also proceeds her in death; four daughters: Kammie (Larry) Eady, Wilda (Tom) Miller, Karla (Dean Kemper) Schwind, all of Wellington, and Teresa (Scott) Blake of Milan; one foster son: Mike (Dawana) Grow of Wichita; two sisters: Nadine Hirschenhofer of Arizona and Marcel Dickey of Oregon; two brothers, Marvin Linder of Nebraska; and Larry Linder of Kansas; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond, son Mark; brothers: Melvin, Jr., Dean, Boyd, Glen, Georgie and Loren; one sister: Kate; granddaughter Sheila Grable, grandson Jeremy Pope and three great grandchildren Cristian Miller, Gage and Katlynn Mason.She was loved and will be missed by many.Memorial services for Pauline will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield, Kansas.A memorial has been established with the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation. All contributions will be used to help minimize funeral costs. Contributions can be mailed, left at the funeral home or made online at www.brycedaymemorialfoundation.com/donate.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.last_img read more


Mallard’s Team of the Week — Mount Sentinel Wildcats

first_imgTwenty-six consecutive years, that more than two decades, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats have qualified for the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Volleyball Championships. Not bad for the rural high school.The Cats defeated J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail and Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Rockers Wednesday at Mount Sentinel in the West Kootenay High School AA Boy’s Volleyball finals to advance to the tournament later this month in Kelowna. Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to congratulate the Wildcats with Team of the Week honours. The team includes, back row, L-R, assistant coach, Derek Sherbinin, Josh Roberts, Zach Grigg, Jake Sherbinin, Brady Beauchamp, Dale Strong, Devon Kabatoff and head coach Glen Campbell. Front, Jesse Strong.last_img read more


Players from Corinthians, Galwegians, Creggs and Buccaneers named in the Irish Under 18 Clubs…

first_imgPlayers from Corinthians, Galwegians, Creggs and Buccaneers have been named in the Irish Under 18 Clubs team who play Portugal in Lisbon this Saturday evening. Leinster Under-18 Clubs head coach Dan van Zyl is in charge of the Ireland U-18 youngsters and is assisted by forwards coach Brendan O’Connor, who this season oversaw Munster’s first U-18 Clubs Interprovincial title win in 13 years.There are no carryover players from last season in the Ireland squad which is captained by Young Munster centre Evan O’Gorman, the Munster U-18 Clubs skipper this year. Corinthians flanker Cian Huxford is vice-captain with Galwegians Hugh Lane named on the wing and Buccaneers Niall Murray named in the Second Row. Creggs Prop Daniel Arnold has been named in the Replacements.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more


A&M-Corpus Christi Earns CIT Berth, Will Face Northern Colorado

first_imgThe Bears posted an 18-13 overall mark, including a 7-4 mark against non-conference foes. UNC started its season with a bang, upsetting Kansas State with a 60-58 victory in Manhattan, Kan. The Bears were particularly tough at home, posting a 13-2 mark at the Butler-Hancock Sports Pavilion. Northern Colorado got out to a 13-4 start on the season, but finished the year falling in nine of its final 14 contests. CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi been selected to play in the 2014 College Insider Tournament, it was announced Sunday night. The Islanders (17-15) will travel to Greeley, Colo., to face Big Sky foe Northern Colorado (18-13) on Wednesday. Tipoff time is yet to be determined. “I’ve known Joe Dwyer and Angela Lento with CollegeInsider.com for a long time, and they run a first-class tournament that celebrates the accomplishments of mid-major programs,” he added. “It’s exciting to have Texas A&M-Corpus Christi be a part of this experience.” This marks the second appearance in a postseason tournament in program history, joining the 2007 Islanders squad that won the Southland regular-season and tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA tournament. Founded in 2009, the College Insider Tournament is run by CollegeInsider.com, providing 32 teams from non-BCS conferences with an additional avenue to earn spots in the postseason. All 31 games will be played on campus sites. In an effort to minimize travel and limit class time missed, the CIT does not determine future round opponents until after the results of the previous round, ensuring geographic stability. “We’re thrilled to accept a spot in the CIT,” Islanders’ coach Willis Wilson said. “To go from six wins and postseason ineligibility last year to playing in a postseason tournament is an outstanding accomplishment by our players. They have earned the right to keep playing in the 2013-14 season. The Islanders wrapped up their most successful conference season since the 2007 campaign with a 14-4 record in Southland Conference play, finishing second in the league. A&M-Corpus Christi earned a bye to the semifinals, where it was defeated by No. 3 seed Sam Houston State (13-5). The Islanders have registered 11 more wins than they did a season ago, one of the best increases in the nation.last_img read more


No thoughts of signing Kane, says Madrid president Perez

first_imgReal Madrid have not thought about signing Harry Kane, club president Florentino Perez said on Tuesday, putting a dampener on widespread speculation that the in-form Spurs striker may be bound for the Santiago Bernabeu.Perez said that, if he did make an inquiry, Tottenham would value Kane at €250 million, which would be a world-record transfer fee.“(But) I haven’t thought about signing Kane. We are happy with (Karim) Benzema and the rest of the team,” Perez told radio station Cadena Cope on Tuesday.Parts of Real’s forward line have been misfiring this season, while 24-year-old Kane‘s red-hot start to the 2017/18 campaign has seen him score 17 times in 16 games for club and country.That has put him in the frame to be the next Spurs star to join the Champions League holders, with Croatia’s Luka Modric and Welshman Gareth Bale having made the switch from North London to Madrid in recent seasons.Speculation was fuelled further last week when Real’s former president Ramon Calderon said he expected the club to try to sign Kane to extend their current cycle at the summit of European football.Kane failed to find the net in Tottenham’s 1-1 Champions League draw with Real in Madrid on Oct 17. The England striker will have another chance when the teams meet again at Wembley on Nov 1.last_img read more


Latam Eco Review: Spectacled bears in the spotlight

first_imgAnimals, Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecosystems, Endangered Species, Environment, Marine Protected Areas, Oceans, Protected Areas, Tropical Forests, Wildlife Among the most read stories at our Spanish-language service, Mongabay-Latam, this past week were articles about camera traps providing new insights into the spectacled bear’s natural habitat in Peru, and in Ecuador both private and governmental initiatives which are successfully fighting to protect the dry forest ecosystem in the southern part of the country.The banner image above shows a butterfly (Lasaia agesilas), known as the glittering sapphire, in the reserve of Tambopata, Peru. Stay up to date with Mongabay-Latam by following on Facebook and Twitter.Videos: spectacled bear’s home in the dry forests of Peru revealed“Laura” is a spectacled bear that lives in the Batán Grande Archaeological Complex, Peru. Camera traps have provided insight into how she and other bears live in the dry forest of Peru, their natural habitat.The spectacled bear of the dry forest feeds mainly on sapote. Photo courtesy of SBC Peru.The dry forest: a threatened jewel in EcuadorDeforestation, agriculture and livestock have put a lot of pressure on the dry forests of Ecuador, threatening these ecosystems’ great biodiversity. But there are positive private and government initiatives that are successfully fighting for conservation.Native trees of the dry forest. Photo courtesy of Naturaleza y Cultura Internacional.Chiribiquete Park in Colombia is now a mixed World Heritage SiteThe announcement that the Chiribiquete National Natural Park is now a World Mixed Heritage Site comes at a key moment for the conservation of the largest protected area in Colombia. After its expansion, the challenge of the new government is to confront the economic and illegal interests that cause the deforestation of this wonder.Chiribiquete is an important area for the conservation of birds. Photo courtesy of Parques Nacionales.Bolivia: three main threats to the Sama ReserveThe Tajzara Basin, a wetland of international importance, faces serious threats due to overgrazing, the construction of a road and intense droughts. What is the impact on the fragile ecosystem of the Cordillera de Sama Biological Reserve?Overgrazing, the construction of a road, and the intense and prolonged droughts generate significant impacts on the fragile ecosystem of the Cordillera de Sama Biological Reserve. Photo courtesy of Sernap.Chile: new marine reserve will protect species and ecosystems of the Rapa NuiThe creation of the Rapa Nui Marine Protected Area generated positive expectations, and is the largest in Latin America. The government of Chile and the Rapa Nui people will manage it and only traditional artisanal fishing will be allowed.The management of the new protected area will be in the hands of a governing board composed of six representatives of the Rapa Nui people and five from the Chilean government. Photo courtesy of Governorate Easter Island.Setting a price on carbon could save millions of hectares of tropical forestA recently published study found that setting a price of $20(US) per metric ton of carbon dioxide could reduce deforestation by about 16 percent.A logging road in Gabon. Photo by Rhett A. Butler/ Mongabay.Read all these stories in Spanish here. Article published by Maria Salazarcenter_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsoredlast_img read more


Hitting out…

first_img…at the team?The US TV Series “Law and Order” had one of the longest run – 20 years between 1990 and 2010. And as one of the staples of our viewing fare with reruns, who among us isn’t familiar with its opening theme? “In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the Police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders”.Well in Guyana, we do have the Police who’re supposed to keep “Order” but on the matter of the “Law” we have a DPP that uses Police Prosecutors to prosecute those arrested by the Police for breaking the law. Now most of us have to deal with the police when something goes really awry between us Guyanese, don’t we? They represent the “Law and Order”. So it’s not surprising when crime stalks the land and most of us are huddled behind our steel-grilled windows and doors, the pressure’s coming down on them.But with their subject Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan refusing to stick his hand up and take responsibility (see yesterday’s fulminations by your Eyewitness) for offering some reassurances, the acting CoP David Ramnarine had to step to the crease. Rather than regurgitate the statistics that have become the reflexive retort of his Minister, Ramnarine took a pot shot at the Judiciary to which Police Prosecutors present their cases – or rather “our cases” – since we’re the victims.He pointed to some egregious examples of individuals who were charged by the Police but when brought before the High Court or Magistrates’ Court were let out on bail – and then blithely proceeded to commit further crimes. It’s as if the judicial system works like a revolving door for criminals, in the view of the acting CoP. Now this isn’t a unique complaint – in fact it’s quite common among us ordinary law abiding citizens.The fly in this ointment, however, is there’s this rule members of the judiciary HAVE to observe – persons charged have to be presumed innocent until they’re tried and proven guilty. For bail, all the judge/magistrate can do is weigh whether the person charged will turn up for trial and whether his background suggests he won’t do further wrong if released. If “no” the judge would order “remand”.And this is where we end up with the “remand” situation that caused all that mayhem at the Camp Street Jail. Obviously, there are no quick answers to our criminal siege and all the members of the Justice System have to work together.What can’t be done, is to follow the Security Minister and just spout statistics.…at competition?Seems like a “Chicken Feed War” may just break out between Guyana and Jamaica over some businessman here importing Chicken Feed from the land of Dancehall. The local businessman’s undercutting the price at which two of our local manufacturers of Chicken Feed – Badal of Guyana Stockfeeds and Fernandez of Bounty Farms – are selling theirs to our chicken farmers.Now if our Chicken Feed manufacturers are willing to lodge this protest with the GRA, you know the money they’re losing isn’t Chicken Feed! Badal and Fernandez’ gripe is the Jamaican HAVE to be importing soya and corn for their feed so they’re exceeding the 5% Caricom allowance for “foreign inputs” and thus a 15% tariff should be slapped on their products.While that may be so, your Eyewitness wants to know that since GUYANA doesn’t also produce soya and corn, how come the Jamaicans can have insurance and freight added to their Feed price and STILL come in cheaper than theirs?Aren’t they stiffing our poor chicken farmers?…petroleum import licenceWhile there were protests about GWI’s boss Van West-Charles obtaining a petroleum importing licence, folks were puzzled about how he’ll sell the stuff without any storage tanks.Well, he wouldn’t need the latter if he “wins” the contract to supply Exxon rigs and drilling ships, would he?last_img read more


Arwind Santos finally apologizes to Terrence Jones: I hope you forgive me

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments “First of all, I would like to say sorry to Terrence Jones. I don’t mean anything bad for you, I hope you forgive me.”AdChoices广告Ads by Teads“Gusto ko rin humingi ng taos pusong pagpapatawad sa fans ng Talk N’ Text, San Miguel, at PBA. Sa lahat po ng nasaktan, wala po akong masamang intensiyon at inaamin ko pong nagkamali ako.”(I also want to ask for wholehearted forgiveness from the fans of Talk N’ Text, San Miguel, and PBA. To everyone I’ve hurt, I don’t have any bad intentions and I admit I did something wrong.”READ: ‘Unacceptable’: Terrence Jones condemns Arwind Santos’ racist monkey tauntSantos was seen mocking Jones with a monkey gesture late in the second quarter of the Beermen’s 99-94 in Game 5 that gave them a 3-2 series lead.ADVERTISEMENT The 2013 MVP was initially unapologetic of his actions, saying all he did was play “mind games” with Jones but after a day the veteran player changed his tone.READ: Arwind Santos not sorry for monkey gesture towards Terrence Jones“I’m sorry, sana mapatawad niyo ako, tao rin po akong nagkakamali po ako. Sana mapatawad niyo ako.”(I’m sorry and I hope you forgive me. I’m only human and I make mistakes, I hope you forgive me.)Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists pic.twitter.com/Nwchkf7853— arwind santos (@arwindsotnas) August 15, 2019MANILA, Philippines—San Miguel forward Arwind Santos has asked TNT big man Terrence Jones’ forgiveness after his racist gestures in Game 5 of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup finals Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsSantos, who was fined P200,000 by the PBA for his discriminatory actions and was required to do community service and counseling, posted a video on his Twitter account saying sorry to Jones.ADVERTISEMENT Petron marches on to PSL semis after easy win over Marineracenter_img Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DENR suspends entrance fee collection to Bohol’s man-made forest READ: Arwind Santos fined P200k, required to do counseling for racial taunt Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deallast_img read more


Giant whales on collision course with ships

first_imgVENTURA – Ten times more blue whales than normal are gobbling up krill this year in the heavily trafficked shipping lanes off the Southern California coast – a lethal scenario for Earth’s largest creature. Scientists should learn today what killed the third blue whale in two weeks, but most suspect that the dead mammal – towed to Naval Base Ventura County- Point Mugu late Friday – was hit by a ship. “A ship strike is suspected because of the last one (in Ventura), and the previous one in Long Beach, but until we access the animal, it would not be right to speculate,” said Easter Moorman, a spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Zoologists and marine experts from the museum will spend the early part of the morning taking skin tests, analyzing the stomach contents and extracting blood from the blue whale found floating within the Santa Barbara Channel early this week. Some speculation indicated the animal had been hit by a passing ship, based on a necropsy of a whale that washed ashore in Ventura County last week. Scientists also suspect that a ship killed another one that floated toward the Long Beach Harbor earlier this month, but studies were never done on it. Local boaters, fishermen and cruise operators say an abundance of krill – a tiny, shrimplike creature that is a major food source of several marine animals and birds – has drawn dozens more blue whales into the channel. “Normally we see a few whales in June, July and August, but for the first time, we are seeing 50 to 60 whales in September,” said Cherryl Connally, co-owner of the family-operated Island Packers, which provides guided tours and whale-watching excursions off the Channel Islands. Alex Broadie, Island Packers fleet manager, said he isn’t surprised by the deadly collisions, given the feeding frenzy going on 100 miles offshore. “It’s like a freeway out there with these big ships, and the whales that are out there feeding on krill,” he said. Blue whales are the largest mammals in the world. Just spotting one of the gentle giants on an excursion can be a rare and memorable experience, Connally said. “People are in awe,” she said. Tourists on whale-watching boats spotted sharks feeding on the giant floating mammal that had become stuck within the Santa Barbara Channel on Friday. Scientists later arranged to have it towed to Point Mugu. Witness accounts estimate the whale is up to 70 feet long, but its sex is still officially unknown, Moorman said. Some 2,000 to 3,000 of the massive mammals – up to one-quarter of the worldwide population of blue whales – have been feeding off West Coast waters. While some blame ships for the deaths, others say demoic acid caused by algae blooms might have caused the whales to become sick and hampered their ability to steer clear of large vessels. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said sonar use from U.S. naval ships is not a factor in this case, Moorman said. Less likely, considering the high number of whale carcases found in the past two weeks, were deaths from natural causes. About 5 percent of the blue population dies each year. In eastern Pacific waters, that means up to 150 whales from Mexico to Canada. “In this short period of time, it’s unusual to have three (known deaths),” said Jay Barlow, head of the marine-mammal program for the National Marine Fisheries Service. “We usually have one blue whale a year wash on the beach off Southern California.” Bruce Mate, a marine biologist who performed the necropsy of the blue whale beached last week near Ventura, said a ship definitely caused the death. In addition, a ship’s bow likely killed the whale pushed into Long Beach Harbor. That whale was later towed out to sea and is believed to be the same one that washed ashore near Ensenada in Baja California. Still, Mate suspected that demoic acid – which has recently killed large numbers of sea lions and dolphins – has disabled the whales. “I think these animals are being disadvantaged in some way, making them more vulnerable to ship strike,” said Mate, head of the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University. “(A whale is more likely to be harmed) if it can’t pay attention, or hear well, or get out of the way, or if its muscles don’t work well.” Mate said that, as waters have warmed off Southern California, algae blooms have become more common and prolific. Scientists believe nitrogen resulting from coastal runoff of fertilizer and common detergents has contributed to the blooms. “We’re washing our clothes, the water goes down the sink and eventually out in the ocean. So we are fertilizing plants that may not be good for us or other mammals,” he said. Until researchers determine the causes of death for the whales, officials with the nonprofit Marine Exchange of Southern California have advised crew of incoming vessels to stay alert as they maneuver through the ship lines. “We are talking with the fisheries groups and we’re telling all ship agents to be aware of the situation,” said Capt. Dick Mckenna, executive director for the organization. “We understand that there are large groups of whales. We’re advising them accordingly to be on the lookout.” susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more



first_imgThe Donegal Mountain Biking Club has welcomed the efforts of Coillte in designating forests outside Letterkenny for mountain biking trail developments.Corravaddy/Mongorry Forest will become a new trail for mountain bikers – the fastest growing tourism activity in Britain.Mountain biking is a sport that has seen exponential growth locally and internationally in recent years and has continued to demonstrate the ability to generate tourism revenue in areas with a well developed trail infrastructure. The club’s Findhan Strain told donegaldaily.com: “Although the bye-laws regarding general cycling access in forests remain unchanged in the national cycling strategy, the Club would like to whole heartedly applaud the efforts of local Coillte representatives and Coillte representatives on a national basis in a highly positive step forward for mountain biking nationally.“The proximity of the proposed site to Donegal’s capital town of Letterkenny will further enhance the ability of the centre to attract short break tourism by providing accommadation and other recreational services close by.”He added: “Donegal Mountain Biking Club would also like to commend the work of Joe McHugh in driving this project forward and Donegal County Council for their work in funding applications.“Although there are still considerable obstacles to overcome before the project is realised, the Club are confident that a solid foundation has been established that will benefit the county considerably as well as the sport of mountain biking itself.”  DONEGAL MOUNTAIN BIKERS DELIGHT AT NEW COILLTE TRAILS was last modified: June 23rd, 2012 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:DONEGAL MOUNTAIN BIKERS DELIGHT AT NEW COILLTE TRAILSlast_img read more