The Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Dinny McGinley T.D., has defended a decision to give more than half a million euro to a Co Donegal crisp factory.The Donegal South West TD said that the Government has given approval for grant assistance by Údarás na Gaeltachta to Largo Food Exports Ltd., a company based in Gaoth Dobhair Business Park.He said the taxpayer handout of €579,564 will assist the company in updating equipment and in funding a research and development programme for new high-value products to be produced in the Gaeltacht for the Irish and British markets. Making the announcement, Minister McGinley said: “This investment is vital in securing the continued presence of Largo Food Exports Ltd. in Gaoth Dobhair.“The State’s investment in this company shows the Government’s commitment to consolidating employment in areas such as Gaoth Dobhair in order to sustain viable rural communities and, in particular, to support the Irish language as the community language in a strong Gaeltacht heartland.”Minister McGinley added that this announcement endorses the Government’s commitment to retaining Údarás na Gaeltachta’s enterprise development function and to the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010-2030.“The creation of jobs in Gaeltacht areas is central to the aim of the Strategy, which is to ensure that the Irish language is passed from generation to generation as a vibrant family and community language,” said the Minister. The Minister commended Largo Foods and its CEO, Raymond Coyle, in particular, for their ongoing commitment to the Gaoth Dobhair operation, which currently supports the equivalent of 125 full-time jobs – 190 full-time and part-time positions. MINISTER McGINLEY DEFENDS €579,000 HAND-OUT TO GAOTH DOBHAIR CRISP FACTORY was last modified: February 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)
Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi became the second Afghanistan cricketer, after young leg-spinner Rashid Khan, to play in the Indian Premier League as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Kings XI Punjab by five runs in Hyderabad.He made the Hyderabad playing eleven by replacing Ben Cutting against Kings XI Punjab in Hyderabad on Monday and had a decen touting where he picked up one wicket for 28 runs from his four overs and scored two off three balls after coming out to bat late in the innings.The veteran all-rounder was bought by the Sunrisers at his base price of Rs 30 lakh, a mere amount compared to what the franchise paid for his fellow compatriot Rashid – a whopping Rs 4 crore. (Also read: IPL 2017: Rashid Khan is superstar in the making, says David Warner)Nabi, who made his limited-overs debut for Afghanistan back in 2009 versus Scotland, has been an ever present figure in the national side. He made his debut in the shortest format of the game a year later against Ireland in Colombo.Before this match, he had played in 121 T20 matches in his career, scoring 1772 runs and picking up 139 wickets. He has a highest of 89, while his best figures are 4/10. (Also read: Rashid Khan a special talent: Muttiah Muralitharan to India Today)The 32-year-old will got his first chance in this year’s IPL to showcase his talent ad did a decent job to match up with his compatriot, who has been stealing all the headlines since the start of the league.Rashid has picked up nine wickets from five matches with his best being 3/19 versus the Gujarat Lions.advertisementThe young leggie has been in sensational form and has been bamboozling batsmen with his variations since his debut. He took 2/42 in this game after Vohra hammered him for 21 runs in his last over.Bhuvneshwar Kumar currently tops the list with 15 wickets after a brilliant 5/19 in the match.
SAN FRANCISCO — The New York Mets missed multiple opportunities to build a bigger lead and hold it.The San Francisco Giants took advantage of the chances they had when it mattered most.Anthony Recker had a crucial misplay behind the plate in the ninth inning and Jenrry Mejia blew his first save of the season as the Mets lost their fifth straight game, 5-4 at San Francisco on the night of June 7.“We’re not happy with what’s happened but we’ve been in all the games,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “All it takes is a base hit here or there to turn things around.”Former Mets outfielder Angel Pagan had three singles, two RBIs and got on base all five times. He reached leading off the ninth when Recker dropped the third strike and his throw pulled Lucas Duda off first base. Collins challenged the play but lost.Hunter Pence hit a tying double that scored Pagan and advanced to third on Buster Posey’s deep fly to left-center. After Mejia (4-3) intentionally walked Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse sent a game-winning single to deep right and was mobbed by teammates before he reached second.“The ball got away from me a little farther than I would have liked,” Recker said of the dropped strikeout. “I didn’t have to rush, but I rushed more than I should have.”Jeremy Affeldt (2-1) tossed one scoreless inning to help the Giants (41-21) extend baseball’s best record.Bartolo Colon gave up three runs — one earned — and eight hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Mets. The 41-year-old, who spent the past two seasons across the bay in Oakland, struck out four and walked two.Tim Hudson, who began the game with a majors-best 1.75 ERA, allowed season highs of nine hits and three runs. Even with the tough outing, Hudson (1.97 ERA) is the first pitcher in San Francisco history with an ERA below 2.00 through his first 12 starts with the team.The Mets grabbed leads of 3-0 and 4-1, but stranded 12 runners to help Hudson’s team rally. “At this level you can’t give good teams more than three outs, if you do, you are going to get burned by it,” Collins said.The Mets ended Hudson’s scoreless streak at 16 consecutive innings in the second, when Duda doubled and scored on Recker’s single. In the third, Duda broke his bat hitting an RBI single off the wall in right and Recker drove in another run to give the Mets a 3-0 lead.The Mets might have had more if not for a baserunning blunder. Ruben Tejada was tagged out between second and third after Duda stopped at third and Recker ran to second.With the bases loaded and no outs in the fifth, Posey grounded into a double play to score San Francisco’s first run. Colon then got Sandoval to fly out.New York extended its lead to 4-1 on a wild pitch by George Kontos in the sixth, but couldn’t overcome an error by third baseman David Wright in the bottom of the inning.Wright fielded a grounder and misfired to second trying to get the lead runner with two outs. Pagan followed with a two-run single to bring the Giants within 4-3 and chase Colon.Pence’s single loaded the bases for Posey again, but Jeurys Familia struck out Posey on a sinking fastball clocked at 96 mph.“We were in control of the game most of the way,” Recker said. “And we let them back in it and they took advantage of it.”(ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares