Barrier to Fanad Arch deemed ‘illegal’ by An Bord Pleanála

first_imgFanad residents campaigning to restore access to the Great Pollaid Arch have had a major victory this week after their appeal to An Bord Pleanála was upheld.Controversy has surrounded the land leading to the arch for two years after the entrance was blocked and signs erected to stop visitors passing through.Local residents seeking the reinstatement of the original ‘right of public use’ of the land lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála on October 17th, 2017. The Tirconaill Tribune reports that the planning board’s decision has been heralded by the local preservation group as a major victory and they’ve called on Donegal County Council to request the owners to remove all ‘obstacles’ or ‘works undertaken to immobilise public use’ to be removed immediately.Kerri Coll has headed up the two-year battle by the Great Arch Action Committee against Donegal County Council’s decision that works carried out in June 2017 did not require planning permission.She told the Tribune that their appeal has been fully vindicated by An Bord Pleanála ’s decision. She said: “Our committee has always felt that the attitude of the Council was ridiculous and entirely heedless of the effect of this closure on the local community. The people of Fanad have suffered the loss of a much-cherished amenity, and local tourism had been hit by the exclusion of visitors from the enjoyment of the walk out to the stunning rock arch, a natural marvel much frequented since before Victorian times. “When the heavy obstruction appeared in June 2017, the Council refused to do anything, even saying in its Section 5 Declaration that it is not development that requires planning permission. “Everyone knew this was ridiculous and now the Bord has proved us to be right. We call on Donegal County Council to meet its legal obligation and immediately commence the procedures enforcing the removal of the huge concrete blocks and barbed wire that close off the old entrance to the pathway.” The Great Arch Action Committee also intends to make this a front-line issue for newly elected local representatives to take up with the Council as soon as they take up office. Ms. Coll makes it clear: “We expect their full co-operation in ensuring that this long-established path is reopened in time for the coming tourist season as well as for ourselves and our families to enjoy once more.“The Pollett Great Arch is as old as the ocean itself and along with the Seven Arches further south on Lough Swilly is one of the precious tourism gems on the Donegal landscape.”   Barrier to Fanad Arch deemed ‘illegal’ by An Bord Pleanála was last modified: May 25th, 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)Tags:fanad archlast_img read more

Jacks to face Azusa in NCAA

first_imgThe Humboldt State women are heading back to the NCAA playoffs.A dramatic victory over UC San Diego in the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship game on Saturday night was enough to hand the Jacks a place in the eight-team West Region field.Humboldt State will now open the postseason tourney against No. 1 seed and host school Azusa Pacific Friday night at 7:30.The No. 8 seed Jacks improved to 18-12 on the season with Saturday’s dramatic 76-75 victory at Pomona, a win that …last_img read more

Finally, an autonomous car for the masses

first_imgTags:#Autonomous car#CES2017#Hyundai#Ioniq#Self-Driving For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Hyundai wants to be the self-driving car supplier for the ordinary customer, and at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 it showcased an everyday car that is able to switch lanes, turn signal, brake at red lights, and yield to pedestrians.The autonomous Ioniq concept car is less fancy than some of the other offerings at CES 2017, like Faraday Future’s FF 91 or Ford’s Fusion Hybrid, but Hyundai believes the lack of eccentric design could be an advantage when selling the tech to skeptical customers.See Also: Korean rules falling behind on self-driving development“The autonomous Ioniq concept is a normal car, not a science project,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of Hyundai North America, to AFP. “We believe in democratizing this technology.”Hyundai will also be able to sell the automotive at a cheaper cost, opening self-driving tech to consumers that typically spend less than $30,000 on a car. Tesla wants to achieve a similar feat with the Model 3, which will start production this year.Firm knows its biggest obstaclesO’Brien sees regulations and infrastructure as the two main obstacles in the near future, as the tech is nearly ready for public roads. Some states are starting to legalize Level 4 autonomy, but it will take time before everything is ready for mass adoption.“Technology-wise it’s not too far away, we’re closer than a lot of people think,” said O’Brien. “A lot of regulations need to change, infrastructures need to be in place.”Hyundai is ahead of most automakers in the self-driving race. It has worked with Uber in South Korea on self-driving cars and is part of the automotive consortium invested in Willow Run, which is set to become the largest self-driving test site in the world.While it might not flash the cash that Ford and General Motors are showing or have the technical talent Google and Tesla possess, it has a strong foot in the game, and the focus on a reliable, reasonably priced self-driving car could be a winning formula. IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… David Currycenter_img Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

PVL leaders part ways

first_imgNational Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress MOST READ Game time is at 4 p.m., followed by the 6:30 p.m. match between the Power Smashers and Perlas-BanKo at Filoil Flying V Centre.Valdez’s absence is expected to affect Creamline’s campaign as she’s currently the league top scorer and the team’s heart and soul. —MARC ANTHONY REYESFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim League leaders Pocari Sweat and Creamline part ways when they collide Saturday to chase solo top spot in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference.It’s going to be Alyssa Valdez’s last game for the Cool Smashers before the phenomenal spiker joins the national team for a two-week training camp in Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Wanted: Team chemistry FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Xolo Q600s smartphone launched at Rs 7,499

first_imgDomestic phone maker Xolo has launched a new smartphone, the Q600s. The device is listed on its official website for Rs 7,499. It will also be available on Snapdeal.The Xolo Q600s comes with a 4.5-inch IPS display.  The Android Kit Kat powered handset has 1GB RAM and 4GB internal memory, which can be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD card. It packs a 2000 mAh battery with total music playback time of up to 35.5 hours. It comes with a  1.2 GHz Broadcom Quad Core Processor having VideoCore IV GPU.As per the claim, “Q600s has a combination of GPS & GLONASS which improves navigation even in areas where GPS satellites are not able to accurately provide your location, getting you to your destination every time.”It sports a -5MP rear camera and a VGA front camera with operator video calling facility.The Q600s is one of the slimmest smartphones available with a z-height (thickness) of just 7.9mm.last_img read more

STAR PREVIEW England v Spain

first_imgBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321 [dropcap]H[/dropcap]eaven only knows how seriously either team will be viewing this friendly – rather oddly sandwiched between World Cup Qualifiers and the resumption of the Premier League campaign. The only benefactors would appear to be the FA and, talking of sandwiches, ‘charge what you like for a hot-dog’ Wembley Stadium.The FA’s website tries hard to inflate the status of their hot-dogs “authentic Bavarian hog skin hot dog served with cooked onions, mustard seeds and fresh chives” but, just like the national side, the hype doesn’t quite live up to the experience.Anyway, it’s a sell out at Wembley so what the heck do I know?One thing is for certain. Spain are no Scotland and England may struggle even against a sub-strength Spanish side.  I was far from impressed by England despite betting a woeful ‘pink’ Scotland 3-0.England’s final match of 2016 points towards a draw. England have not conceded since the Euros and Spain have kept clean sheets in five games this season. Something has to give. Or maybe not and 0-0 might well be an option.For England, Rooney is injured so midfielder Jordan Henderson will again wear the captain’s armband.Harry Kane also misses the match through injury but Southgate seems intent of not making mass changes.He said: “There’s any different number of ways we can approach the game. For me, it’s an opportunity to build on the way we are playing. It’s a great challenge in terms of a different style of game.“It’s a game we have to get tactically right, the way we press and use the ball.“We want to build on last few performances, which I think have improved the detail of how we want to play.“I don’t want to make loads of changes. If we don’t keep some consistency then we are not building and are starting again almost.”Spain are likely to field a sub-strength side which would be a concern if you are in a ‘Viva Espana’ mood as even at full-strength they look a long way short of their best.England v SpainInternational Friendly20:00 ITV / ITV HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Nov 2015 INTERNATIONAL Spain 2-0 EnglandNov 2011 INTERNATIONAL England 1-0 SpainFeb 2009 INTERNATIONAL Spain 2-0 EnglandFeb 2007 INTERNATIONAL England 0-1 SpainNov 2004 INTERNATIONAL Spain 1-0 EnglandFeb 2001 INTERNATIONAL England 3-0 SpainJun 1996 EURO CHAMPIONSHIPS England 0-0 SpainSep 1992 INTERNATIONAL Spain 1-0 EnglandFeb 1987 INTERNATIONAL Spain 2-4 EnglandJul 1982 WORLD CUP Spain 0-0 EnglandI’ll settle back and back the DRAW which looks so obvious it probably won’t happen.After all something has got to pay for the authentic Bavarian hog skin hot-dogs at full-time.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK DRAW 5 points at 21/10 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE EUROS: +72.23 pointslast_img read more