first_imgFine Gael Candidate Grace Boyle hosted a meeting last week with a number of stakeholders to gain an understanding of the current status of a “Greenway” for Donegal and to lend her support to the initiative.MS Boyle said there is no reason why Donegal cannot have a walking and cycle trail along the old railway tracks here, just like the Great Western Greenway in Mayo and the 26km Greenway to be developed along the Ring of Kerry. “The Public Transport Minister Alan Kelly recently announced €3.4m funding for the Greenway in Kerry. This project is creating upwards of 80 jobs in Kerry between construction and sustainable employment when in operation.“This follows the success of the Great Western Greenway, in Mayo, which has resulted in about 40 new jobs and the sustaining of another 50 in the local economy. It is absolutely imperative that we compete for this type of funding and support for the same project in Donegal”.This project is already under way in different parts of Donegal.Dermot Kelly and Mary McGrenra, representing GrassRoutes Electric Bike Adventures and An Craobhín in Termon, advised the group that they have already identified the route from the Viaduct in Creeslough right through to Trentagh and are making progress with identifying and obtaining permission from various landowners along that route. However, to date, no group has taken responsibility for the portion from Trentagh to Letterkenny via Churchill and Glenswilly. Whether she is elected or not, Grace firmly believes in this project as an excellent community and tourism initiative and said that she would be happy to be a member of that community group.“With the Wild Atlantic Way passing by our doorsteps in Donegal, we need to maximise the potential for our County and lend our support and energy to this initiative which will boost tourism, community amenities for the local people and health and wellbeing – items which are at the top of my agenda as a candidate for Donegal County Council”.Grace called on the community and businesses to volunteer to be part of the committee required to oversee the Trentagh to Letterkenny route via Churchill and Glenswilly, volunteers to assist in the physical clearing of the trail and, of course, landowners to give their permission for access to their lands. “If you are willing to assist in any way, we would love to hear from you”.Anyone interested in assisting with this project is asked to contact Grace Boyle on 087 3845538 or votegraceboyle@gmail.com. ELECTION 2014: BOYLE CALLS FOR COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR A ‘GREENWAY’ IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 8th, 2014 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:donegalElectionsFine GaelGrace BoyleGreenway Projectlast_img read more

NBA notes: League may revise exams

first_img An announced crowd of 8,331 at the CenturyTel Center in Bossier City, La., near the northwest part of the state across the Red River from Shreveport, watched as Maciej Lampe led the Hornets (1-3) with 23 points. New Orleans, which will play just six games in Louisiana this season and most of their home games in Oklahoma City, trailed 49-38 at halftime. James comes back strong: LeBron James had another strong game in Trenton, N.J., scoring 30 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Philadelphia 76ers 106-102 an exhibition game. James was back at Sovereign Bank Arena for the first time since scoring 50 points there in a high school game. Clippers moves: Free agent tryout players Jared Reiner and Fred Vinson have been waived, leaving the Clippers roster at 16 players. The Clippers expect to keep 14, meaning the team’s three remaining tryout players – Rodney White, Yuta Tabuse and Boniface Ndong – are vying for one final spot. – Joe Stevens Change at the top: Former Phoenix Suns owner Jerry Colangelo will step down as chairman of the NBA’s board of governors next week, a move Colangelo asked for because he felt it was time to give someone else a chance at the job. Colangelo, the Suns’ chairman and chief executive, will continue to serve as the team’s representative on the board and as a member of committees for finance, long-range planning, collective bargaining and player relations. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The 28-year-old Collier died Saturday after he had difficulty breathing at home. His agent, Richard Howell, said Collier may have had an enlarged heart. A number of NBA players have had heart-related problems, including New York Knicks forward Eddy Curry. The Knicks recently acquired the 22-year-old Curry from the Chicago Bulls, more than six months after he had an irregular heartbeat that caused him to miss the final 13 games of last season and the playoffs. He was traded after refusing to take a DNA test to determine a possible genetic heart problem. Minnesota guard Fred Hoiberg had open heart surgery in June and will miss the upcoming season. Houston forward Juwan Howard developed viral myocarditis, an infection of the heart, after getting the flu late last season, and required six months rest. Back home, sort of: Playing their first game in Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Hornets saw the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs win their first exhibition game of the season, 97-90. “The medical protocols employed by our teams have traditionally been left to the best practices of team physicians,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. “However, in light of recent events that have occurred not just in the NBA but in other sports as well, we think it is prudent to follow up with our teams to find out what the norms are across the league.” All players get physicals before training camp, and some teams use echocardiograms to detect heart problems. But not all teams use the tests and the league has no standard for physicals, the USA Today reported Thursday. center_img The NBA is considering a league-wide standard for physical exams following the death of Atlanta Hawks center Jason Collier. Individual team doctors from each of the NBA’s 30 franchises currently determine the physical exams for their players. last_img read more