The Drake rowing program will host an informational meeting for prospective new members on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 12 p.m. in the lobby of the Bell Center. For more information on the rowing program and the meeting please contact assistant coach, Katie Thurstin (515-271-1831/[email protected]).Print Friendly Version
It was KilKENNY and not LetterKENNY which picked up Ireland’s top tourist town today.The announcement of the Tourism Towns Award winner which is organised by Failte Ireland was announced by Minister Michael Ring.Letterkenny made it to the final ten in today’s towns around Ireland which competed for the supreme honour. Letterkenny received a €1,000 donation towards it development.The judging panel said the visitor experience in Letterkenny is excellent in relation to food, accommodation and entertainment.The commitment of the town to present and maintain the streets in a tidy fashion is impressive. This along with the public area improvements has considerably enhanced the appearance of the town centre, they added.Congratulating Letterkenny on reaching the top ten, CEO of Fáilte Ireland Shaun Quinn said “I would like to commend the community of Letterkenny for making the top ten at this year’s Tourism Town Awards. You are a great example of what can be achieved in tourism when all the local elements are aligned with a common purpose.I hope that the towns and villages recognised today will inspire other communities across Ireland to take similar steps.” Speaking about their involvement with the award, Anne McGowan, Chairperson of the Letterkenny Tidy Town Committee said being named among the Top Ten Tourism Towns in Ireland has raised the profile of Letterkenny.“It has increased confidence and ignited a new enthusiasm around the Town. The placement has encouraged stakeholders to identify new marketing opportunities and further promote Letterkenny as a destination of welcome – where the visitor can enjoy all the comforts of the city while experiencing a rich diverse heritage and the rugged bewitching beauty of Donegal.” LETTERKENNY BEATEN BY KILKENNY AS IRELAND’S TOP TOWN was last modified: November 28th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Failte IrelandKilkennyletterkennytop tourist town
Russian carrier Aeroflot says none of the passengers injured when a Boeing 777 travelling from Moscow to Bangkok hit clear air turbulence suffered serious or life-threatening injuries but some suffered broken bones.Emergency services took 27 passengers to hospitals after the unexpected event left the aircraft cabin in a shambles on May 1. The aircraft landed safely at Bangkok.“None of the passengers suffered spinal compression fractures,’’ Aeroflot said in a statement issued later that day. “Fifteen Russian Federation citizens and two citizens of Thailand currently remain hospitalised. The remaining passengers were discharged after a medical examination. The patients that are still under doctors’ care have contusions, and several have fractured or broken bones.”The airline said its representatives and Russian Embassy officials were looking after the passengers, assisting with hotel cancellations, changing check-in dates and re-ticketing of transfer flights.All costs related to re-ticketing, as well as expenses for passengers’ medical treatment, would be fully covered, it said.Flight SU270 was about 40 minutes out of Bangkok when the Boeing 777 hit strong turbulence.“An experienced crew piloted the flight,’’ Aeroflot said. “ The pilot has more than 23,000 flight hours, and the co-pilot has over 10, 500 flight hours.“However, the turbulence that hit the Boeing 777 was impossible to foresee. ‘’ Clear air turbulence occurs without warning in clear skies and is difficult to detect using onboard weather radar.A recent British study found the chances of being tossed around an aircraft cabin by severe turbulence could triple in coming years due to climate change.The study, published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, used super computer simulations to look at how a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would affect wintertime turbulence levels on trans-Atlantic routes at about 39,000ft. it said that level of CO2 was widely expected to occur later this century.The results showed the average amount of light turbulence in the atmosphere will increase by 59 per cent with light-to-moderate turbulence rising by 75 per cent, moderate by 94 per cent, moderate-to-severe by 127 per cent and severe by 149 per cent.The reason for this, according to the study, is that climate change is generating stronger wind shears within the jet stream and that these are a major cause of turbulence.
Promising Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand, who made his first class debut last year, has signed up with IPL Delhi team for the fourth edition of Indian Premier League starting April 8.”I am really happy to have signed up with Delhi Daredevils. It is big boost to my career. It will be a wonderful experience to share the dressing room with the likes of Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan,” Chand said.Chand, who will be turning 18 on March 26, will be one the youngest players in this year’s IPL along with Rajasthan medium pacer Deepak Chahar, who have been roped in by IPL Rajasthan.Talented Chand has been one of the finds of the season for Delhi. Opening the batting, the right-hander scored 400 runs in his first year in the domestic circuit at an average of 57.14, which includes a 151-run knock against Railways and two half centuries.Asked whether he expected an IPL offer at such a nascent stage of his career, he said: “I never had any expectation when I started playing cricket. I never played the game like this. Things just happened.””My moto is to work hard and score runs for my team. I am happy that my hardwork paid off in my very first Ranji season,” added Chand, who is presently busy with his preparations for the CBSE pre-board examinations and will resume his practice once the exams are over.- With PTI inputs
The World Cup winning Under-19 cricket team of India returned home on Tuesday. The Boys in Blue were given a hero’s welcome at the Mumbai airport on their arrival. India vs Australia U-19 finals: See PhotosSkipper Unmukt Chand and his team scripted history by defeating hosts Australia in the finals on Sunday to claim their third U-19 World Cup.The victorious team landed at Mumbai airport around 2.20 pm after a long flight from Australia.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has planned a grand felicitation party for the victorious team in the evening. The board has already announced a Rs 20 lakh reward for each member of the squad.On their way to the World Cup title, the Indians had defeated archrival Pakistan in quarterfinals and New Zealand in the semi-finals.