Lynx beat Mystics for top seed in WNBA Playoffs

first_imgFILE – In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, Minnesota Lynx forward Plenette Pierson flexes her muscles to celebrate after a play by center Sylvia Fowles during the third quarter against the Atlanta Dream in a WNBA basketball game in St. Paul, Minn. Minnesota secured the top seed in the WNBA playoffs while the Los Angeles Sparks will be the two seed. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)ST. PAUL, Minnesota — Maya Moore scored 26 points and Renee Montgomery added 18 to help the Minnesota Lynx secure the top seed in the WNBA playoffs with an 86-72 victory over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.Minnesota (27-7) finished the season a game ahead of Los Angeles (26-8). Both teams have byes until in the semifinals on Sept. 12.Washington (18-16) is the sixth seed and plays the Dallas Wings on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT LOS ANGELES — Nneka Ogwumike scored 21 points and Candace Parker had a double-double as the defending champion Los Angeles Sparks closed the WNBA regular season with a win over Connecticut.Los Angeles (26-8) went 15-1 at home, but finished a game behind Minnesota for the top seed in the playoffs. The Sparks have a bye until the semifinals. The Sun (21-13) are the fourth seed and have a first-round bye.Parker had 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Sparks and Odyssey Sims had 16 points.Courtney Williams led the Suns with 19 points. Jonquel Jones had 10 rebounds to finish with 403, the first player in league history to surpass 400. Tina Charles held the old record at 398. With 10 points, Jones had 20 double-doubles this season.LIBERTY 82, WINGS 81ADVERTISEMENT Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ROSEMONT, Illinois — Breanna Stewart scored 29 points, making two free throws with 15.6 seconds left for a three-point lead, and Seattle beat Chicago.The Storm rallied to take a 79-78 lead with 3:11 left as Jewell Loyd’s open 3-pointer from the corner capped a 9-0 run.After Stewart’s makes, Allie Quigley curled around a high screen but her long 3 was off the mark. Seattle’s Noelle Quinn sealed it by making two free throws with 11.2 seconds left.Loyd added 25 points for Seattle (15-19), which plays at Phoenix on Wednesday night in the first round of the playoffs. Stewart made 10 of 12 at the stripe as the Storm only missed three free throws in 27 attempts.Kahleah Copper paced Chicago (12-22) with 18 points. Courtney Vandersloot set a WNBA record in the third quarter for the highest single-season assists average. Her eight assists per game surpassed Ticha Penicheiro’s 2002 mark of 7.9.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ARLINGTON, Texas — Tina Charles had 18 points and 18 rebounds to help New York clinch the third seed in the playoffs with a win over the Wings and extend the Liberty’s winning streak to 10 games.The Liberty (22-12) matched the franchise record for longest winning streak and have a first-round bye. The seventh-seeded Wings (16-18) play at No. 6 Washington in a one-game playoff on Wednesday.Trailing 82-79 after a Charles putback with 22.1 seconds to play, the Wings missed, but forced a turnover and Aerial Powers scored on a putback with 3.7 seconds left. When the Liberty inbounded the ball in the frontcourt after a timeout, they had a backcourt violation, giving Dallas one last shot. Skylar Diggins-Smith’s attempt from the 3-point line bounced off the rim at the buzzer.MERCURY 84, DREAM 70PHOENIX — Brittney Griner scored 30 points as the Phoenix Mercury closed the regular season with a victory over the Dream on Sunday to secure the fifth seed in the playoffs.Phoenix (18-16) will host Seattle on Wednesday night.Griner reached the 30-point mark for the sixth time in her career with a reverse layup with 1:23 remaining in the fourth quarter. She blocked Elizabeth Williams’ shot at the other end. All six of her 30-point games have come this season.Leilani Mitchell added 18 points for Phoenix and Diana Taurasi was held to nine points on 3-of-12 shooting.Rookie Brittney Sykes scored a career-best 33 points for Atlanta (12-22). She was 12 of 19 from the floor and made seven free throws. Tiffany Hayes added 15 points, and Camille Little moved into a tie with Lauren Jackson for 12th place in WNBA history with 2,447 rebounds, passing Yolanda Griffith.STORM 85, SKY 80 Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles LATEST STORIEScenter_img Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Sharapova comeback, teen’s dream run end at US Open Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Kristi Toliver hit a 3-pointer with 4:28 remaining to pull Washington within 80-71, but Moore answered at the other end and the Mystics didn’t score again until the 2:09 mark.Toliver led Washington with 20 points. Elena Delle Donne added 12 points in just 18 minutes and Krystal Thomas grabbed 14 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’It was Minnesota’s final game at the Xcel Energy Center as the Lynx will play their home playoff games at the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena. The team is moving to accommodate the Minnesota Wild’s preseason schedule.SPARKS 81, SUN 70 Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Pogba scores 2 in Man United’s 3-0 win at Young Boys

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Messi a man on a mission in the Champions League MOST READ Also in Group H, Pogba’s former team Juventus won 2-0 at Valencia despite a first-half red card for Cristiano Ronaldo, the former United star.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, second left, scores with a penalty during the Champions League group H soccer match between Young Boys and Manchester United at the Stade de Suisse in Berne, Switzerland, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (Alessandro Della Valle/Keystone via AP)BERN, Switzerland — Game-winning displays like Paul Pogba’s in a 3-0 victory for Manchester United over Young Boys should help to improve his relations with coach Jose Mourinho.Pogba scored twice late in the first half Wednesday to get United off to a smooth start in the Champions League against the group-stage newcomer.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown The penalty was awarded for a handball awarded against Young Boys defender Kevin Mbabu for blocking Luke Shaw’s cross.The result dispelled Mourinho’s doubts expressed to UEFA this month about playing Champions League games on artificial turf.Still, Mourinho said the surface should not be an excuse for his players who did have uneasy moments before Pogba stepped up.Making his United debut, 19-year-old right-back Diogo Dalot slipped on the plastic pitch to give winger Christian Fassnacht a shooting chance that was blocked.A loser on its two previous Champions League games in Switzerland, both at Basel, United next welcomes Valencia to Old Trafford on Oct. 2.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title A curling shot in the 35th minute and an assured penalty in the 44th — after a trademark slow-trot approach — showed Pogba at his most elegant.Pogba’s form cheered Mourinho on the touchline after an uneasy early season between them since the team’s signature player returned from winning the World Cup with France.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissUnited went three goals up in the 66th when Pogba surged through the midfield and teed up Anthony Martial, who also had tense pre-season exchanges with Mourinho. Martial’s shot took a deflection off defender Mohamed Ali Camara.Camara’s eventful evening included testing David De Gea with an early long-range strike, hitting a post with a second-half shot from a corner, and being beaten by Pogba’s quick feet that created space to score the opening goal. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

Stephen Curry’s moon theory leaves NASA baffled

first_img“Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies,” he added.Curry’s remarks drew a bemused response from a NASA spokesman, who invited the two-time NBA MVP to a tour of the agency’s facilities.“We’d love for Mr Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets,” NASA spokesman Allard Beutel told The New York Times.“We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control. During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay.”Retired US astronaut Scott Kelly, a veteran of four space flights and former commander of the International Space Station, meanwhile weighed in on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum “Steph, so much respect for you, but re the moon landing thing, let’s talk,” Kelly wrote. “DM me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FILE – Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors plays against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on December 01, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors ace Stephen Curry is no stranger to the occasional moon shot.But the NBA star’s suggestion that the lunar landings may have been an elaborate hoax has left NASA puzzled.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Curry raised eyebrows on Monday when he became the latest basketball player to advance a conspiracy theory, echoing Kyrie Irving’s assertion in 2017 that the Earth was flat.Speaking on “The Winging It” podcast, Curry said he had doubts about whether NASA had actually put a man on the Moon in 1969.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We ever been to the moon?” Curry asked on the podcast, before several fellow guests replied: “Nope.”“They’re going to come get us,” Curry added after advancing the theory. No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Sparring partner confident Manny Pacquiao can KO Adrian Broner Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

‘I Never Fought War in Liberia’

first_imgOne of 13 persons on trial for staging mercenary activities in neighboring La Côte d’Ivoire on Thursday, May 22 denied any involvement.Testifying at Criminal Court ‘D’ defense’s team 12th witness, Isaac Taryon, who has become partly blinded in the eye told the court that “I did not fight any of the wars in Liberia, so why should they accuse me of fighting in La Côte d’Ivoire.”“I don’t know anything about war. Ask any of the warring factions’ heads whether they know me of being part of their groups,” the defense witness furthered. “I’m just a mere farmer, who is a victim just because I am a member of the Krahn tribe.”According to him, during the war in Liberia, he fled and sought refuge in La Côte d’Ivoire, but   later returned and resided in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.Narrating about his arrest and subsequent indictment, Taryon told the jury that on July 12, 2012, at about 8 p.m., he drove some Ivorians on his motorbike to the PTP’s refugee camp.“When we got to the camp, it was around 8 p.m. and the security at the gate prevented us from entering,” defendant Taryon alleged.“They told us that they were advised by their bosses that nobody should enter the camp after that hour, because state security was arresting people who they claimed fought in La Côte d’Ivoire.”He said, after he was stopped from entering the PTP’s refugee camp he decided to go to a nearby shop to have some drinks.“When I entered the shop, I saw lot of Ivorian refuges there so I decided to offer them some drinks (alcohol). It was while we were drinking, my friends yelled and said the security officers are coming let us run from them,” he stated.“I told them that I was not going anywhere because I was not one of those they were in searching for.”“But, when they arrived at the shop without asking me any questions, they arrested me and charged me of being a rebel.  I am not a rebel and I never fought any war,” defendant Taryon protested his arrest.    The case continues…Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3 institutions receive donations from GBTI Book Drive

first_imgGBTI’s Officer in Charge of Water Street Branch, Raymond Forde (second from left) along with Marcia Wong and representatives from Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre, Montrose Primary and Sophia Special Needs SchoolFollowing its recently held book drive, GBTI on Friday presented in excess of 1000 books to three institutions.The books amassed from staff and the general public comprised children’s storybooks, reading books, textbooks, novels, CSEC textbooks, study guides as well as life skills related books.Raymond Forde, Officer-in-Charge of Water Street Branch said, “What you see here is the recognition that GBTI is part and parcel of the communities in which you live”.The staff, he said, felt the need to involve the community in sharing something meaningful with the young people in the community and this is what they came up with.Initially, the books were intended for the Ruimveldt Children’s Aid Centre and the Sophia Special School. However, the Montrose Primary School, having seen the initiative, reached out to GBTI seeking assistance from the book drive for their school as well.“We really want to say thank you to GBTI for this book drive. It’s a really good initiative. It will enhance the children at my school and the other schools because reading takes you to places that you want to go,” Montrose Primary School Senior Mistress (ag) Babita Dhanpaul noted.Meanwhile, Sewpaul Persaud, Senior Schools Welfare Officer of the Education Ministry, who uplifted the books on behalf of the Sophia Special School, applauded the effort by the bank and expressed hope that the initiative will continue to grow as it supports a greater need; noting the positive impact that the books are likely to have on the beneficiaries.The GBTI Book Drive was the initiative of the staff of the Water Street Branch to mark International Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day which was observed on April 23.We saw this as an opportunity to draw support from our customers and staff and other stakeholders who have an interest in literacy to promote reading.Everyone should have opportunities and GBTI being the close knitted family that it is, believes that it has the strength to support worthy causes such as this.The bank expresses its sincere gratitude to its staff, customers and members of the public who donated books so generously to this effort.last_img read more

​New campaign focused on Speed, by ICBC

first_img35 existing intersection safety cameras are being upgraded to identify and ticket speeding drivers in conjunction between ICBC and the government.“Speeding, failing to yield and unsafe lane changes are high-risk driving behaviours that put everyone at risk. Drivers have to be responsible for their actions, pay attention and focus on driving. Police will be out in full-force across the province this month looking for drivers who feel the rules don’t apply to them.” said Chief Constable Neil Dubord, Chair of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Safety Committee“Driving over the speed limit really doesn’t get you there any faster, and instead increases your chances of crashing. When you slow down you see more of the road and it gives you more time to react to the unexpected. We can all do our part by slowing down to make roads safer and save lives.” said Lindsay Mathews, ICBC’s Vice President Public Affairs*Police-reported data, five-year average from 2013 to 2017.Advertisement Speed includes unsafe speed, exceeding the speed limit, excessive speed over 40km/h, and driving too fast for conditions. VANCOUVER, B.C. – According to ICBC, every year, 82 people are killed in speed-related crashes, making speed the number one cause of car crash fatalities in B.C.*A new month-long campaign focusing on speed and urging drivers to slow down is being launched by ICBC, the government and police.Research shows that if a pedestrian is hit by a passenger vehicle at 40 km/h, 90 percent of pedestrians would survive. However, that number drops to 50 percent survival rate if the collision occurs at 80 km/h. This means speed is a concern for all road users, not just drivers.- Advertisement -Regional Statistic’s share;On average, 26 people are killed every year in the Lower Mainland from speed-related crashes.On average, 10 people are killed every year on Vancouver Island from speed-related crashes.On average, 28 people are killed every year in the Southern Interior from speed-related crashes.On average, 19 people are killed every year in North Central B.C. from speed-related crashes.Speed Watch volunteers will also be set up in B.C. communities to remind drivers of their speed and the Police will be targeting speeders during the month of May.“Our government in partnership with ICBC is increasing speeding enforcement to save lives. Please slow down,” said David Eby, Attorney GeneralAdvertisementlast_img read more

IRISH DANCE TEACHER ORDERED TO PAY €500 PER MONTH IN ABUSE CASE

first_imgMichael Quigley outside court today. Copyright North West News PixAN Irish dance teacher has been ordered to pay a woman he was accused of sexually assaulting €500 per month as part of a damages claim.Judge Paul Kelly made the ruling at Letterkenny District Court today against Michael Quigley, of Barnhill Park, Letterkenny. Quigley had faced two criminal trials on indecent assault charges but juries had failed to reach verdicts in both cases.Dana Doherty, now 44, took a civil action for damages and last year the Supreme Court upheld a €400,000 pay-out.Quigley has refused to make payments to Ms Doherty and had refused to comply with an earlier order of the District Court to provide details of a Credit Union account held in Derry.Senior counsel Desmond Murphy, acting for Quigley, attempted to have the case halted before today’s court.He argued that the Supreme Court judges had not yet issued an written judgement in the case and he said that there may be grounds to appeal their decision to the European Courts.Until that written judgement was issued, he argued, all other legal cases should be put on hold.Orla Sharkey, solicitor for Ms Doherty, said however that the Supreme Court decision stood and even if there were grounds for a further appeal, the decision of the High Court for the immediate award of €50,000 of the settlement stood.She said Ms Doherty had been reluctant to pursue payment through the District Court because of the publicity that would surround it.Mr Murphy said Ms Doherty had “revelled” in the publicity surrounding the Supreme Court decision.Ms Sharkey objected strongly to those comments describing them as “appalling”.She said Judge Kelly had the jurisdiction to take the case and make an order for payment.Judge Kelly agreed, saying that whatever the legal situation over the entire settlement “I am satisfied at the very least the applicant (Ms Doherty) is entitled to seek payment of the €50,000.”The judge said he was making an order for the payment of €500 per month based on evidence he heard from Mr Quigley at the same court last month in which he said his weekly income was €339 from his Derry Journal pension.IRISH DANCE TEACHER ORDERED TO PAY €500 PER MONTH IN ABUSE CASE was last modified: March 4th, 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:assaultletterkennyMICHAEL QUIGLEYpay outsex attackvictimlast_img read more

DDTV: GLENSWILLY N.S. ALL SHOOK UP OVER JIMMY’S BOOTS!!

first_imgGlenswilly N.S. are all shook up about Jimmy McGuinness’s football boots.The 3rd class at the school, were current stars Michael Murphy and Neil Gallagher attended primary school were in full voice earlier this afternoon. The brilliant song was written and taught to the pupils by teacher Geraldine Galligan, who has a son on the minor panel Cormac Callaghan.Well done to all involved in this brilliant video.Tir Chonaill Abú!DDTV: GLENSWILLY N.S. ALL SHOOK UP OVER JIMMY’S BOOTS!! was last modified: September 19th, 2014 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:EntertainmentGlenswilly N.SnewsSportlast_img read more

WEATHER ALERT: DONEGAL SET TO BE BATTERED BY HIGH WINDS AND RAIN

first_imgMet Eireann has issued a weather warning for Donegal as strong winds and torrential rain get set to hit the county. Donegal has been issued with a Orange Status weather warning ahead of the storm which will hit early tomorrow morning.Gardaí have advised motorists to take extreme caution when driving as the combination of both elements will make driving extremely dangerous. Donegal has enjoyed some pleasant and mild weather over the last week or so, but that will change drastically tomorrow morning.The Orange Status alert has been put in place for twenty-four hours, but it could be extended into Saturday morning.Forecasters hope the adverse weather will clear by Saturday, but have warned that temperatures will plummet from next week on as winter gets ready to move in.The Orange Status alert was also issued to Cavan, Monaghan, Dublin, Kildare and Longford. ORANGE STATUS – Weather Warning – Be PreparedThis category of ORANGE level weather warnings is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas.The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions. WEATHER ALERT: DONEGAL SET TO BE BATTERED BY HIGH WINDS AND RAIN was last modified: November 20th, 2014 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:alertCautiondangerousGardaiMet EireannMOTORISTSnewsrainweatherwindswinterlast_img read more

Donegal needs public vote to taste success in Foodie Destinations awards

first_imgDonegal’s ongoing food revolution aimed at making the county famous for food, received a tremendous boost this week with the news that Donegal Food Coast initiative has been short-listed as a finalist for Foodie Destinations 2019.The Foodie Destinations awards are run by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, with the aim of finding the ultimate foodie destination in Ireland. Head of Enterprise in Donegal, Michael Tunney, said it was fantastic to have Donegal in the short-listed finalists and he urged the people of the county to get behind the project in the public vote. Mr Tunney said: “The Food Coast – Donegal’s Good Food Initiative – was developed by Local Enterprise Office Donegal as a programme to support development, growth and quality in Donegal’s food sector. In a short space of time, it has become a central platform for establishing Donegal as a “Food County” – a place with a vibrant food culture and food economy and that’s something we are determined to expand upon,” he said.Head of Enterprise Michael TunneyMr Tunney explained that since the launch of the Donegal Food Strategy in 2012, Food Coast Donegal has worked collectively with interested food sector professionals to develop the county’s base of food producers and allow the chefs and restaurants to have a wider pool of local ingredients to choose from. “There is a new confidence growing in our local food sector and with the awareness of the Wild Atlantic Way, more people are looking to Donegal as a new place to explore and discover,” he suggested. Indeed, only recently, the county launched its 2019 list of Donegal’s Food Coast Experiences.A DONEGAL FEAST AT THE FOOT OF ERRIGALSEPTEMBER 30th 2019 – one of the Donegal Food Coast Experiences this year“Food plays an intrinsic role in the visitor experience and the series of food events we have in Donegal this year, offer a wide range of extraordinary experiences celebrating Donegal food and its champions,” he said.Add to that the county’s growing array of nationally and internationally recognised chefs, as well as national and international successes and the Head of Enterprise suggests the fruits of the work being done by Food Coast Donegal is really starting to pay off.“The vision of the Donegal Food Strategy has always been to collectively work together to make Donegal famous for food. To make the county recognised as a pioneering region for its approach to fostering and growing new start-up and existing food businesses.“We have plans in place for more initiatives to keep this momentum going, but in the meantime it is without doubt a great honour to have been short-listed as a finalist.  “I am certain that everyone involved with the Food Coast will be looking forward to welcoming the judges and I would appeal to the people of Donegal to get behind the Food Coast in the public vote,” he concluded.The public will be able to vote for their favourite destination from noon on Wednesday 24th of July until noon on Tuesday 20th of August. They can do this through www.foodiedestinations.ieLocal Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. To contact the Local Enterprise Office in Donegal, log on to www.localenterprise.ie/donegal or phone 0749160735.Donegal needs public vote to taste success in Foodie Destinations awards was last modified: July 22nd, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)last_img read more