By Editors of Power Engineering Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions If approved, the CHP facility is expected to be completed by 2018. Duke Energy Pursuing Combined Heat-And-Power Partnerships Facebook Venture Global LNG adds Zachry to EPC team for Gulf export terminal construction Linkedin No posts to display Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR In a filing with the North Carolina Utilities Commission, Duke Energy indicated its sees additional opportunities for more CHP developments ranging from 10 MW to 30 MW, the Charlotte Business Journal reported. Originally announced in May, the Duke University project would incorporate a single combustion turbine. Heat generated from electricity generation would produce thermal energy and steam – estimated at 75,000 pounds per hour — needed by the University. Duke Energy would own, build and operate the facility at a cost of $55 million. Electricity generated by the project would be put back onto the Duke Energy electric grid. By chloecox – Facebook The project would lower Duke University’s carbon emissions by 25 percent. TAGSDuke Twitter Previous articleNine of the 10 Biggest Power Plants in the World are HydropowerNext article$20M Contest Seeks to Convert CO2 Plant Emissions Into Useable Products chloecox Duke Energy’s planned 21-MW combined heat-and-power natural gas plant at Duke University could just be the beginning of similar projects with other institutions and industrial facilities. Gas Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables 10.18.2016 Twitter
The left, mostly centered around the Democratic Left Alliance (heir to the old Communist Party), is a spent force in Polish politics, leaving that space open to a nominally right-wing party like PiS. Free market economists and PiS critics say the party’s policies may jeopardize this rare EU economic success story. Marek Belka, the central bank governor who is close to the Civic Platform, in a recent interview with POLITICO warned with uncommon vehemence for someone in his job that such rich campaign promises can lead to “huge hangovers and sometimes culminate in disasters.”Radosław Bodys, head of macro research at Poland’s PKO BP bank, called the idea to lower the retirement age “idiotic,” saying that most of the big-ticket promises won’t be implemented. Even if they are, however, Poland still has a firm economic foundation that will be hard to undermine. Public debt is only 50 percent of GDP, lower than in most other EU countries; growth is expected to come in at 3.3 percent this year and 3.4 percent in 2016; and unemployment has dropped below 10 percent. “We think the market is largely getting over the worst of its fear about PiS,” said Peter Attard Montalto of Nomura, the investment bank.3. Don’t expect a revolution in Polish foreign policy. The outgoing government of Ewa Kopacz wasn’t keen on accepting migrants and battled EU emissions policies while defending the use of coal. Her Poland was a stalwart NATO ally, suspicious of Russia, and in no rush to join the euro. The new crowd is more or less in the same place on every one of those issues — though PiS may be less polite in getting its point across.One notable difference with the Civic Platform: PiS wants to build stronger ties with the rest of Central Europe, a bloc that Warsaw hopes to lead. The focus will be “region, region, and once again region,” said Witold Waszczykowski, a PiS MP tipped as a potential foreign minister. Last time in power, Law and Justice had frosty ties with Germany, driven in part by Kaczyński’s own distaste for the country; his parents fought the Germans during the war. PiS has mellowed on the western neighbor during its eight years in opposition. Duda’s wife is a German teacher, and Szydło hasn’t made Germany a campaign issue. The external threat is Russia.4. Poland will be hard to work with in Brussels. Here are some of the key issues for Poland and the EU: — Brexit. PiS sits with the U.K.’s Conservatives in the European Parliament’s Reformists and Conservatives grouping and is London’s natural ally when it comes to the defense of national sovereignty. But Warsaw will also look closely after the interests of about a million Poles now living in Britain, and won’t like Cameron’s proposed cuts to benefits for non-British citizens or any other limitations on freedom of movement in the EU.— Migrants. Poland’s outgoing government was reluctant to take in migrants, and ended up doing so only under fierce pressure, while refusing to accept the idea of mandatory quotas to resettle them. Kaczyński (backed by Duda) has warned that migrants carry diseases. Expect Poland to join the Hungary-led camp of those most fiercely resisting the resettlement of large numbers of Muslim asylum-seekers.— Climate. Warsaw has long ruffled green feathers with its strident defense of coal, which supplies about 90 percent of the country’s electricity. The new government will be just as tough. This could well cause big problems next year, when the EU tries to figure out how individual countries will meet its overall target to have renewables supply 27 percent of the bloc’s energy by 2030.— Donald Tusk. The former Polish prime minister’s term as president of the European Council expires in 19 months. Kaczyński reviles Tusk; the feeling may be mutual. Now Kaczyński has to decide: Is it better to leave an enemy (and a Pole) in a top job faraway in Brussels, or humiliate him by rejecting his candidacy for a second term?5. Big changes will happen at home. PiS is almost certain to follow in the footsteps of every previous Polish government and purge state institutions, like the central bank, the broadcast authority and the competition watchdog, as well as state-controlled companies. “My bosses are all preparing their resumes. They expect to lose their jobs very soon,” says a mid-level executive at a Polish state-owned bank.Kaczyński sees Civic Platform as part of a deeply corrupt post-communist elite that has seized control of Poland. The last PiS government turned to prosecutors and police agencies to try to clean the out the system, and the new one will likely do the same. WARSAW — Poland’s parliamentary election on Sunday upended one of Europe’s most stable political scenes and ousted one of the EU’s longest-serving governments.Voters had enough of eight years of the Civic Platform. No matter that the economy stayed the EU’s consistently strongest; nor that Warsaw had built good ties with its neighbors or won a front-row seat at the power tables in Brussels. The center-right party looked exhausted, scandal-ridden and out of ideas, and its listless campaign showed it.The victorious Law and Justice Party — more to the right of Platform on social issues, to the left on economics — built on its surprise victory in May‘s presidential election to secure its hold on government for the first time since 2005. The last PiS government, as Law and Justice is known by its Polish acronym, had a tumultuous and short two-year run. Since then, the party has modernized its pitch and appealed beyond its core of older, religious Poles to young voters in larger cities. If the exit polls from Sunday night are correct, it will be the first time in Poland’s post-communist history that a single party will have an absolute majority in the Sejm, or parliament. Here are the most significant takeways from this election.1. The prime minister designate isn’t the most powerful politician in Warsaw. Beata Szydło may be Poland’s next government chief, but PiS’s chief and founder Jarosław Kaczyński is in charge — pending further notice. Szydło, deputy leader of PiS, was little known before Kaczyński tapped her to be the face of PiS’s campaign and presumptive prime minister. Although core supporters of PiS adore him, he is one the country’s least-liked politicians. He failed to win the presidency in 2010, after the death in a plane crash of his twin brother, President Lech Kaczyński. A year later, he led his party to defeat in the 2011 parliamentary poll.Kaczyński stepped off center stage in this electoral cycle, putting a backbencher from the European Parliament, Andrzej Duda, out to run for president. Building on that success, Kaczyński used the same formula in the parliamentary election.None of this means the the 66-year-old political veteran won’t be running the show. He controls PiS’s parliamentary group: Every candidate for the Sejm was approved by him, and he has always shown little tolerance for internal dissent. Duda’s office is staffed with Kaczyński loyalists. The president has so far shown no sign of bucking his patron.2. A vibrant economy still left millions angry. Poland grew 23.8 percent between 2008-2014, and was the only economy in the EU to avoid recession in 2008, which the country last saw in 1992. Civic Platform did a terrible job in selling this economic record and PiS a great one in tapping into persistent discontent. The average post-tax monthly salary is 2,940 zlotys (€700), a third of the level in Germany. During the campaign, Szydło dismissively said, “Statistics won’t feed us.”Law and Justice promised a lower retirement age, a monthly subsidy of 500 zlotys per child and a minimum wage. The total bill for the new social spending promises will be 39 billion zlotys, a sum the party says can be scrounged up with better tax collection. Bashing business is as popular in Poland as anywhere: PiS wants to limit the growth of foreign retail outlets, to impose a new bank tax and to force banks to absorb losses in turning hundreds of thousands of expensive mortgages denominated in Swiss francs into zloty loans. In particular, Kaczyński wants to reinvigorate the investigation into the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed his twin brother. The official investigation blamed undertrained Polish air force pilots who were asked to land in a dense fog. PiS takes a conspiratorial view. Some party activists see a tangled scheme involving government collusion with Russia. Also On POLITICO Polish right sweeps parliamentary elections By Jan Cienski
The School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps saluted the funeral procession of Tech Sergeant Dashan Briggs as it passed by Riverhead High School Thursday morning. It was the last salute for Riverhead High School students.Over 150 members of the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and the football team formed an honor guard to salute alumni and fallen Air National Guardsman Tech Sergeant Dashan Briggs as the funeral procession escorting his remains passed by the school Thursday morning.The hearse escorting 30-year-old Briggs, who grew up in Riverhead and was one of seven airmen killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq, passed by his high school alma mater in observance of a military tradition before making its way to his final resting place at Calverton National Cemetery.A police escort, including New York State Troopers, and Patriot Guard Riders, led the procession past the lines of students under a giant American flag displayed between two Riverhead Fire Department trucks.Seventeen-year-old Michael Daniel, commanding officer of the school’s NJROTC cadets, said he was so extremely proud to be able to experience giving the order to salute for his cadets as well as members of the Riverhead Fire Department. To him Briggs was a great role model for the Riverhead community.“I believe he was a role model because he kind of exemplified what we can do following high school,” said Daniel in an interview after the procession. “Nowadays, there are so many wrong paths you can follow and he followed his heart and his heart brought him in the right direction. He joined the military. He touched so many people.”Daniel said the number of mourners showed the amount of lives Briggs life touched.“He shows what you should try and strive to be as an adult and as a Riverhead High School alumni,” he said.Dozens of cars followed with mourners, some of whom honked their horns, waved or gave the thumbs up sign. One mourner shouted, “Thank you,” to the students.The procession also included representatives from ambulance companies from Riverhead and Westhampton.Riverhead Fire Department Public Information Officer Bill Sanok said that about a dozen firefighters turned out to show their respects for Briggs because he was a member of the community and from an organization similar to theirs. He was a member of the Westhampton Beach Volunteer Fire Department.“There is a respect there,” he said.The students hung yellow, black, and green ribbons and crepe garlands along the football field fence in honor of Briggs, who played on the school’s 2006 undefeated football team. Small American flags dotted the grass, blue carnations were laid down beside them.The NJROTC and football team were joined by other students and faculty from the high school, as well as students of Riverhead Middle School and the Pulaski Street School who stood outside their school buildings. A helicopter performed a final flyover in honor of Briggs, who was a HH-60G special mission aviation flight engineer, as the last mourner passed through the honor guard. Briggs, who lived in Port Jefferson, died when the HH-60 Pave Hawk rescue helicopter he was flying in crashed in western Iraq near the city of Al-Qa’im.Briggs and his fellow guardsmen, three of whom were also stationed with him at the ANG’s 106th Rescue Wing at Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, were operating in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led coalition operation aimed at defeating ISIS in Iraq and Syria.There has been no evidence of enemy action in the crash, however, the cause is still under investigation, according to the US Department of Defense.The father of two, who grew up in Riverhead, joined the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton in 2010. He was a career soldier who was previously deployed to Afghanistan as a munitions specialist with the 106th Maintenance Group, and to Texas and the Caribbean for hurricanes Harvey and Irma, respectively. He was among the airmen to receive medals for their service during Hurricane Irene.During the Southampton Town Board work session Thursday morning, Supervisor Jay Schneiderman informed colleagues about attending the solemn ceremony earlier in the week, when the bodies of the fallen airmen arrived at Gabreski.“It was very moving and such a tragic thing,” he said. “It’s terribly sad. They paid the ultimate price and we’re forever thankful for their service.”[email protected] reporting by Kitty Merrill Share The School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps saluted the funeral procession of Tech Sergeant Dashan Briggs as it passed by Riverhead High School Thursday morning.
Down by as much as 17 points, the Royals mounted a hugefight back to come to as close as 80-82 on a basket by Russel Escoto but abasket by Capitals’ Clark Derige sealed the win for them. Iloilo United Royals’ Jasper Parker is held by the defense. MPBL John Tayongtong led the way with 20 points, five rebounds,four assists, and three steals, while Tonino Gonzaga added 13 markers as theCapitals evened its win-loss slate at 2-2. Jomar Santos also made huge contributions for the Capitalswith 12 points and eight boards, while Ramon Mabayo got 12 points, sixrebounds, and two assists. MANILA – Iloilo United Royals fell short of its fight backto suffer a close 84-80 defeat to Quezon City Capitals in the 2019-2020Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Lakan Cup on Saturday at the AngelesUniversity Foundation Gym in Pampanga. Both teams exchanged leads early in the game with theCapitals slightly ahead at 27-25 after the first 10 minutes before they createddistance in the second period for a 45-39 halftime edge. The Capitals seemed headed to a lopsided win in the secondhalf after establishing an 80-63 edge in the fourth period but the Royalsmounted a huge run in the fourth to threaten their opponent. Escoto top-scored with 22 points, seven rebounds, fourassists, and three steals as Samboy de Leon had 17 points, nine boards, and fourdimes for the Royals which dropped to 2-1 slate./PN
For the third year in a row, the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships’ Class Two 100-metre hurdles record has fallen. On Saturday, March 30, Ackera Nugent of Excelsior High School advanced the standard to 12.91 seconds. Her victory and high levels of participation in hurdling events has Excelsior head coach David Riley seeing bright days ahead. “You can’t bank on hurdles, but when your top hurdler comes through, it’s great, and we continue to develop in that area”, Riley reviewed after Nugent had sped home in 12.91 seconds to rewrite the mark set last year by Ray-Donna Lee of Hydel High at 12.95. “We do have the technical expertise, and it’s good that a lot more coaches are coaching the event and more athletes are being exposed,” he said of his Excelsior coaching staff and of Jamaica in general. The victory marked a remarkable rise for Nugent, who had not won at Champs before. Confident after gaining a silver medal at last year’s Youth Olympics, Nugent had set a world Under-18 best of 12.87 seconds earlier this season. Before Saturday, her best Champs result was silver in the 2017 Class Three 800-metre hurdles behind St Jago’s Crystal Morrison. Morrison was second to the Douglas Williams-coached Nugent in Saturday’s record race. PARTICIPATION SURGE Reminded that Brittany Anderson, then of Vere Technical High School, set the record at 13.04 seconds in 2017, Riley agreed that the movement means Jamaica is on the move in the sprint hurdles. “Yes, and most of these kids don’t have a full flight of hurdles to train with, you know, so hurdle endurance is not something that they practise a lot and so it’s all positive, all positive stuff.” Riley pinpointed a surge in participation in hurdles by the boys. “That just speaks to the number of persons that are participating and once you have numbers, you must have somebody rising to the top.” The continued surge saw Vashaun Vascianna of St Jago High School lowering his own Class Two 110-metre hurdles record to 13.26 seconds, and Wayne Pinnock of Kingston College clipping the Class One record down to 13.06 seconds. In addition, all seven of the Boys and Girls’ Championships sprint-hurdling records were broken in 2017. Each of the records for boys were shifted in 2018, with Pinnock’s fine performance advancing the Class One record for the third time in a row, as Calabar’s Dejour Russell had moved the record to 13.21 in 2017 and 13.10 seconds in 2018.
Download Audio“I will have to prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and I will need the support of Nigerians and any support I will get to help me qualify because the goal right now is to win a medal in the Olympics.”The youngster will be hoping to become Nigeria’s second Taekwondo medalist at the Olympics after Chika Chukwumereije claimed a bronze medal for the country at the 2008 Games in Beijing, China.RelatedTaekwondo: Lack Of Funds Threaten Nigeria’s Presence At Olympic Qualifiers – ChukwumerijeFebruary 18, 2020In “Featured”Taekwando: Nigeria To Battle 35 Countries For Tokyo 2020 Olympic TicketFebruary 19, 2020In “Events”Taekwondo: Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco Secure Tokyo 2020 Olympics TicketsFebruary 23, 2020In “Taekwondo” Elizabeth Anyanacho says qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is a dream come true after she sealed her place in the taekwondo event at the weekend in Morocco.The 20-year-old ensured qualification for the global multi-sport event by overcoming Gabonese and former African champion Urgence Mouega 12-5 in the -67kg class at the just-concluded Olympics qualifier in Rabat, Morocco, to become only the second Nigerian to secure a place in taekwondo at the Olympics after Princess Dudu at the Athens Games in 2004.However, her compatriots Benjamin Okuomose, Chinazum Nwosu and Ifeoluwa Ajayi failed to clinch an Olympic ticket.“The experience is a bitter-sweet one because my teammates didn’t qualify (for the Olympics). We all came prepared for this and we trained hard for this,” Anyanacho said.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Elizabeth-February-24.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Download AudioShe added: “I started when I was 15 and the goal was to qualify for this event, and it is here now. I thank God for that. I was prepared mentally for this tournament.Anyanacho also thanked all who contributed in one way or the other in ensuring her qualification for the Olympics, while calling for more support as she intends to win a medal in Tokyo.“I also want to thank the federation, I want to thank the president – the first-ever female president in Nigeria Taekwondo – Miss Margaret Binga. I also want to thank the (sports) ministry and also my family, my friends and Nigerians for their support.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Elizabeth-2-February-24.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.
LOS ANGELES | Scientists are closing in on a long-sought goal — a blood test to screen people for possible signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.On Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, half a dozen research groups gave new results on various experimental tests, including one that seems 88% accurate at indicating Alzheimer’s risk.Doctors are hoping for something to use during routine exams, where most dementia symptoms are evaluated, to gauge who needs more extensive testing. Current tools such as brain scans and spinal fluid tests are too expensive or impractical for regular check-ups.In this July 9, 2019 photo, Dr. Jori Fleisher, neurologist, examines Thomas Doyle, 66, at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Doyle, 66, hopes blood tests may someday replace the invasive diagnostic testing he endured to be diagnosed 4.5 years ago with Lewy body dementia. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)“We need something quicker and dirtier. It doesn’t have to be perfect” to be useful for screening, said Maria Carrillo, the Alzheimer’s Association’s chief science officer.Dr. Richard Hodes, director of the National Institute on Aging, called the new results “very promising” and said blood tests soon will be used to choose and monitor people for federally funded studies, though it will take a little longer to establish their value in routine medical care.“In the past year we’ve seen a dramatic acceleration in progress” on these tests, he said. “This has happened at a pace that is far faster than any of us would have expected.”It can’t come too soon for patients like Tom Doyle, a 66-year-old former university professor from Chicago who has had two spinal fluid tests since developing memory problems four years ago. First he was told he didn’t have Alzheimer’s, then that he did. He ultimately was diagnosed with different problems — Lewy body dementia with Parkinson’s.“They probably could have diagnosed me years ago accurately if they had had a blood test,” said Doyle, who represents patients on the Alzheimer’s Association’s board.About 50 million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer’s is the most common form. There is no cure; current medicines just temporarily ease symptoms. Dozens of hoped-for treatments have failed. Doctors think studies may have enrolled people after too much brain damage had occurred and included too many people with problems other than Alzheimer’s.A blood test — rather than subjective estimates of thinking skills — could get the right people into studies sooner.One of the experimental blood tests measures abnormal versions of the protein that forms the plaques in the brain that are the hallmark of Alzheimer’s. Last year, Japanese researchers published a study of it and on Monday they gave results from validation testing on 201 people with Alzheimer’s, other types of dementia, mild impairment or no symptoms.The blood test results closely matched those from the top tests used now — three types of brain scans and a mental assessment exam, said Dr. Akinori Nakamura of the National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology in Obu, Japan. The test correctly identified 92% of people who had Alzheimer’s and correctly ruled out 85% who did not have it, for an overall accuracy of 88%.Shimadzu Corp. has rights to the test and is working to commercialize it, Nakamura said.Another experimental test looks at neurofilament light, a protein that’s a marker of nerve damage. Abdul Hye of King’s College London gave results of a study comparing blood levels of it in 2,300 people with various neurological conditions — Alzheimer’s, other dementias, Parkinson’s, depression, multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease — plus healthy folks for comparison.Levels were significantly higher in eight conditions, and only 2% of healthy folks were above a threshold they set for raising concern. The test doesn’t reveal which disorder someone has, but it may help rule one out when symptoms may be psychological or due to other problems.Later at the conference, Dr. Randall Bateman of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will give new results on a blood test he helped develop that the university has patented and licensed to C2N Diagnostics, a company he co-founded. Like the Japanese test, it measures the abnormal Alzheimer protein, and the new results will show how well the test reflects what brain scans show on nearly 500 people.“Everyone’s finding the same thing … the results are remarkably similar across countries, across techniques,” said Bateman, whose work is supported by the U.S. government and the Alzheimer’s Association. He estimates a screening test could be as close as three years away.What good will that do without a cure?An Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll last year found that most Americans would want to know if they carried a gene tied to a disease even if it was incurable.“What people want most of all is a diagnosis” if they’re having symptoms, said Jonathan Schott of University College London. “What we don’t like is not knowing what’s going on.”
Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Napoli fans have expressed their disgust at Maurizio Sarri – ripping down a plaque dedicated to their former boss – following his decision to take over the reins at Juventus.Sarri, 60, was announced as the new manager of the Turin giants on Sunday after deciding to leave Chelsea having managed them for just one season. The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 The plaque, dedicated to Maurizio Sarri, was erected in the Bagnoli district of Naples in 2017 Sarri was a popular figure among the Napoli fan base before his decision to move to Turin However, that has now been removed by angry Napoli fans following Sarri’s appointment as Juventus boss 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed TROPHY gameday cracker 3 Facebook: Laboratorio Politico Iskra And that has prompted an angry reaction among the Gli Azzurri faithful towards their former hero.The sign, put up two years ago in the Bagnoli district of Naples, read ‘Hasta siempre, commander’ which translates as ‘Until always, commander’.A statement, posted on the Facebook page of the Political Laboratory Iskra, explained the decision to dismantle the plaque. JIBE latest 3 It read: “We never wanted to confuse politics and support but our hearts are crying to read the bitterness of so many people, like us, who believed and had put their trust in someone to continue to believe in football.“A trust that is regularly broken by market laws.“When will we decide to no longer be client-subjects and will we begin to be consciously inhabitants and fans?“How many more would we like to become attached to and then be disappointed by their choices?” Gonzalo Higuain endured similar treatment to Sarri after swapping Naples for Turin back in July 2016.Sarri, who won the Europa League and secured a top-three Premier League spot in his only season at Chelsea, is believed to have signed a deal worth £18m at Juventus.The Italian’s deal at Juve runs until the summer of 2022, with Blues legend Frank Lampard widely expected to replace Sarri at Stamford Bridge. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT getty Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions SORRY Twitter: @Napolic France LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea scrap Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos
Donegal golf businesses joined Fáilte Ireland in Belfast this week to showcase the best of Irish courses to golfers from Northern Ireland in a bid to grow visitor numbers from the North. As part of this work, the National Tourism Development Authority held its annual ‘Golf Ireland’ event last night (Thursday) with over 40 exhibitors from the finest golf courses throughout Ireland and more than 420 golfing enthusiasts attending from Northern Ireland.The promotional event showcased the exceptional quality and value that Irish golf provides and over 400 golf enthusiasts, including members of local golf societies and clubs attended. Paul Mockler, Head of Commercial Development at Fáilte Ireland, said: “Golf plays a significant role in Irish tourism. Golf visitors typically spend three times more than the average tourist, with most of their spend going directly into local economies.“More than that, the spread of golf courses around the country offers a significant opportunity to boost visitor numbers and drive tourism growth outside of the better-known tourist hot spots.“At Fáilte Ireland, we also see golf as an important component in our strategy to grow and retain the Northern Irish market in the face of Brexit.“The Northern Ireland market is of particular importance to the Irish golf industry – not just for the border counties, but right across the country and that is reflected in the number of clubs who have partnered with Fáilte Ireland on our Golf Ireland Promotion Night.” Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority held its annual ‘Golf Ireland’ event last night (Thursday) in a bid to grow visit number from the North, with over 40 exhibitors from the finest golf courses throughout Ireland and more than 420 golfing enthusiasts attending from Northern Ireland. Pictured at the event in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, were members of the North and West Coast Links Group Backrow L to R: Ian Stagg – North & West Coast Links Golf Ireland, John McLaughlin North & West Coast Links Golf Ireland, Cathal Doherty – Ballyliffin TownHouse, David Cahill – Redcastle Hotel, John Casey – Rosapenna Hotel, Feleena McCallion – Redcastle Hotel, Daragh Lyons – Portsalon GC, Grainne Dorrian – Donegal (Murvagh) GC, Gerry Maguire – Carne Golf Links, Paul Collins – North & West Coast Links Golf IrelandFront row L to R: Elaine McInaw – Abbey & Central Hotels, John Farren – Ballyliffin GC, Sean Martin – Donegal (Murvagh) GC, Fiona Togher – Carne Golf Links, Caomhan Doherty – Ballyliffin TownHouse.Photo Clive WassonFáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority held its annual ‘Golf Ireland’ event last night (Thursday) in a bid to grow visit number from the North, with over 40 exhibitors from the finest golf courses throughout Ireland and more than 420 golfing enthusiasts attending from Northern Ireland. Pictured at the event in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, were John Farren, General Manager Ballyliffen Golf Club, Cathal Doherty, Ballyliffen Town House, David Cathilll GM Redcastle Hotel, Jenny O’Reilly, Failte Ireland, John Keys, strand Hotel Ballyliffen, Carol Harkin, McGrory, Caomhan Doherty, Ballyliffen Town House. Photo Clive WassonFáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority held its annual ‘Golf Ireland’ event last night (Thursday) in a bid to grow visit number from the North, with over 40 exhibitors from the finest golf courses throughout Ireland and more than 420 golfing enthusiasts attending from Northern Ireland. Pictured at the event in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, were: Synthia Furey, Letterkenny Golf Club, Mal Johnston, Dunfanaghy Golf Club, Daragh LYons, Portsalon Golf Club, Ivan Furey, Letterkenny Golf Club, Jenny O’Reilly, Failte Ireland, Aoife Doherty, Mulroy Woods Hotel, Aisling Arnold, Arnolds Hotel, Angela Bradley, Letterkenny Golf Club. Photo Clive WassonFáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority held its annual ‘Golf Ireland’ event last night (Thursday) in a bid to grow visit number from the North, with over 40 exhibitors from the finest golf courses throughout Ireland and more than 420 golfing enthusiasts attending from Northern Ireland. Pictured at the event in the Europa Hotel, Belfast, were: Elaine McInaw, Abbey Hotel, Shiela Russell, Harveys Point, Jenny O’Reilly, Failte Ireland, Grainne Dorrian, Donegal golf Club and Sean Martin, Murvagh Golf Club Photo Clive WassonDonegal businesses showcase the best Irish courses in Belfast – Pic Special was last modified: February 9th, 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:Donegal golfgolfNOrthern Ireland