Bee-killing pesticides could be banned in Minnesota under new bill

first_imgdebibishop/iStock(ST. PAUL, Minn.) — Cities in Minnesota may soon have the option to ban pesticides to save the state’s decaying bee and butterfly population under a new state bill.Rep. Jean Wagenius introduced HF 1255 last week that provides the state’s towns and cities with legal authority to ban “pollinator-lethal pesticides” within their jurisdiction. Wagenius, who represents Minneapolis, told ABC News that the chemicals are responsible for the declining population of bees and butterflies which help pollinate the state’s crops.“For some folks, it’s a moral issue, and for others it’s a financial issue,” she said. “We’ve have had a lot of our beekeepers take their hives to California.”Under the bill’s rules, the municipality’s leaders would ban all of the pollinator-lethal pesticides that are listed on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s website. The blanket ban would create more uniformity across the state, according to Wagenius.“A city could choose to do enforcement differently, but the guts of the bill would be the same,” she said.The country’s bee population has been on the decline over the last few years, due to several factors including climate change. Between April 2018 and April 2019, the population decreased by 40.7%, according to the the Bee Informed Partnership, a nonprofit associated with the University of Maryland.In 2013, Minnesota’s state legislature commissioned a pollinator report to quantify the loss of bees and butterflies in the state. The bee data is still being analyzed; however, seven out of the 13 butterfly species that help with pollinations and are native to Minnesota could not be found, according to the state department of agriculture.Forrest Cyr, the director of government affairs for the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association, said that Wagenius’ bill might be too restrictive. Cyr said the state’s flora has been under attack by several bug species, including the emerald ash borer, which has been killing trees, and some of those pesticides are the only effective countermeasures.“If a city has an ordinance like that, we would have very limited ways to treat the trees for those bugs,” he said.Cyr acknowledged the problems caused by the decreasing pollinator population but suggested the state look into initiatives that encourage cities and homeowners to create pollinator habitats.“While the misuse of pesticides has caused some catastrophic damage to pollinators, we need to have more habitats,” he said. “We want to encourage that investment.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Your Southern Garden

first_imgGardening can be expensive. Learn the right tricks of the trade to get the best from your spring garden for the least money April 24 on “Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves” at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting. If you start plants from seed, you know how much it can cost to buy the small pots they grow in. Erin Eckhardt, a University of Florida horticulture Extension agent in Duvall County, shows how to make seedling pots from a cheap material – newspaper. To get different color blooms on hydrangeas, show host Walter Reeves remembers this simple rule: “Acid makes them blue. Lime makes them pink. … Or is the other way around?” Find out about the simple science behind how you can make your hydrangea flowers change color.Learn about another simple garden solution from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturist Paul Thomas. He will show how a simple plastic shoebox makes a great greenhouse when propagating houseplants from cuttings.“Your Southern Garden,” produced by the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and University of Florida IFAS Extension, is a one-of-a-kind program specifically for the Southeast. The program is made possible by underwriter support from Scotts Miracle-Gro and sponsorship from McCorkle Nurseries.last_img read more

Okoye shines on Sparta Rotterdam debut

first_img The game ended in a 2 – 2 draw but the 19-year-old was on parade for the entire duration of the match that was played without the fans. Sparta Rotterdam had Okoye to thank as his superb save late on was enough to prevent the team from losing the match, despite playing most part of the game with ten men. Okoye will be hoping to be a part of the first team when they start their Eredivisie campaign on Friday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis 1982 Movie Is Better Than Any Other Blockbuster Up TodayCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise You8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… center_img Super Eagles goalkeeper, Maduka Okoye, was in goal for Sparta Rotterdam reserved team against Jong FC Volendam on Saturday. The former Fortuna Düsseldorf goalkeeper was making his first competitive action for the club since joining on a free transfer in July. Maduka Okoye who was selected to be in goal for Sparta Rotterdam as the Reserve Team kicked off their campaign in the Tweede Divisie however failed to keep a clean sheet. read also:Maduka Okoye begins training with Sparta RotterdamAdvertisementlast_img read more

Police pursuit on I-74 leads to apprehension

first_imgGreensburg, IN-On July 7, 2019, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies initiated a pursuit on Old State Road 421 at the Decatur/Shelby County line. The pursuit entered on to eastbound I-74 at the 123-mile marker by the Love’s Truck Stop.Greensburg Police (GPD) attempted to use stop sticks near the 131.5-mile marker. Decatur County Deputy Logan Wilder deployed tire deflation devices at the 134.4-mile marker slowing the suspect vehicle down and Sgt. Rob Goodfellow deployed another tire deflation device at the 138.5-mile marker slowingthe suspect vehicle even further. Shortly after, the suspect vehicle came to a stop where the suspect was apprehended without further incident.The suspect, Kevin Serh, was wanted on a felony warrant out of Fayette County, Indiana for gun charges.Sheriff Dave Durant stated, “This showcases the dangers involved that our police officers and deputies face every day to protect the citizens in our communities”. Sheriff Durant also stated, “This was another example of great teamwork by multiple agencies to bring this dangerous situation to a successful conclusion and apprehension.”last_img read more

Deion Jones signs 4-year, $57M extension with Falcons

first_imgIn three seasons in the NFL, Jones has 297 tackles, 27 pass defenses, 15 tackles for a loss, eight interceptions and three touchdowns. He would have been a free agent in 2020.Atlanta is working on a contract extension with the team’s top wideout, Julio Jones, as well. It has been reported that both sides are trying to come to an agreement before training camp starts next week. Falcons, Grady Jarrett reach 4-year deal before franchise tag deadline Jones, 24, was selected in the second round of the 2016 draft by Atlanta. He missed 10 games last season due to a foot injury, but was able to return for the latter part of the year. The Falcons have another key piece of their defense locked down.Atlanta extended linebacker Deion Jones on a four-year deal, the team announced Wednesday.center_img The new contract is worth $57 million, with $34 million of that guaranteed, his agent told ESPN.Falcons are signing LB Deion Jones a four-year, $57 million extension, including $34 million guaranteed, @RosenhausSports tells ESPN. Jones is now tied to the Falcons through the 2023 season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 17, 2019The Falcons’ announcement comes two days after the team agreed to terms with Grady Jarrett, who had the franchise tag placed on him. Jarrett agreed to a four-year deal worth a reported $68 million. Related News NFL-NFLPA end ‘productive’ talks about new CBA early, report sayslast_img read more

Coronavirus testing site coming to southern Palm Beach County by next week

first_imgA new coronavirus testing site will be coming to southern Palm Beach County by early next week, according to Boca Raton Councilman Andy Thomson.Thomson told WPTV NewsChannel 5 on Thursday that Palm Beach County’s second testing location will be at the South County Civic Center on Jog Road.People will be able to start making appointments on Monday, State Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton said.Palm Beach County currently has over 500 confirmed coronavirus cases and the most coronavirus deaths.Palm Beach County leads Florida in number of coronavirus deathslast_img read more

Commentary…LeBron was right

first_imgFinally! A decision that received national and international attention that did not come from the White House, Congress, the United Nations or even the European Union. Instead, it was an announcement made at a Boys and Girls Club in Connecticut.Even before the statement was concluded, folks in Ohio, cried, cursed, booed and burned anything with the number 23 on it. Sportswriters, talking heads of sports and even political analysts dissected and criticized “The Decision.” WILLIAM GRAY The announcement, of course, was that LeBron James had decided to accept an offer to play basketball for the Miami Heat, rather than remain with his previous team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, or even accept lucrative offers from other teams across the country.The criticism covered a full gamut of silly statements and speculations about issues such as why James made this announcement on TV; why he chose the Boys and Girls stage; and why the ESPN moderator did not ask tougher questions.But the real criticism questioned why James had not first talked to Cleveland’s fans or team owner Dan Gilbert or the governor or the mayor or the state legislature or the city council or even the local dogcatcher—all of whom had been so loyal for the last seven years. This ignores that James had consulted many people in Cleveland, including his family, friends, fans and the owner. The critics also seem to have conveniently forgotten that LeBron brought in an estimated $150 million a year to the owner and city’s economy.A chorus of negativity and personal attacks arose like a winter storm off the Great Lakes, except, of course, in South Florida where they are still shouting “hallelujahs,” dancing in the streets and seeking to buy season tickets to watch the Miami Heat.Even that great sports authority, The New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, joined the Wagnerian chorus of criticism. In her support of Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert, she called the announcement narcissistic. She felt the pain of Gilbert who was played by James, the same James who had enriched the billionaire owner by hundreds of millions over the past years. She declared James owed it to Cleveland to show some class to the coach and fans.What coach? The coach of the Cavaliers is Byron Scott, who held that position for just one week before James’ announcement. Scott, who had never coached James, replaced Mike Brown, the previous coach who had been axed by Gilbert only days before even though he had taken the Cavaliers to the playoffs in all previous years. Yes, he was fired by the same Dan Gilbert who places such a high value on loyalty.This is Gilbert who sought to keep James in Cleveland, then childishly accused James of quitting in the playoffs by not playing well enough for the team to advance. The reality is that while James averaged almost a triple double, many of his teammates played below par in the playoffs. Don’t blame James because Mo Williams, Dante West, Antawn Jamison, et al played below their season averages. If James were a quitter, why would Gilbert try so hard to keep him in Cleveland?Even Kobe Bryant will admit you need some help to go all the way. And that is the heart of the matter.James did something unique for a multimillionaire sports star. He understands that there must be more rewards for a super player in the NBA than just getting big paychecks. He wants to be part of a successful team, one that can win championships. James took less money than he could have earned elsewhere to better reach this goal.He was impressed that Miami not only sought his services, but also re-signed super guard Dwayne Wade and convinced Chris Bosh to leave Toronto and join the Heat.If Miami coach Pat Riley is successful, then he’ll build around this trinity and then look out, NBA!Despite potentially higher pay elsewhere, it’s good to see players declare to billionaire owners and others that they are not gladiators who simply do your bidding. They have goals, values and desires.Essentially, these three players, James, Wade and Bosh, made a statement that they are not just chattel property individually available to the highest bidder. They will pool their abilities to do what is best for them and for a team. They will act like free men who have a right to market their skills.(William Gray, D-Pa., is the former majority whip of the U.S. House of Representatives and former president and CEO of the United Negro College Fund.)(Reprinted from the Philadelphia Tribune.)last_img read more

Venus and Serena Williams help inspire diversity in tennis

first_imgSerena Williams, right, gets congratulated by her sister and opponent Venus Williams after cruising to a victory on Aug. 31, 2018 in New York. Julian Finney / Getty ImagesNEW YORK (AP) _ A crowd gathered when Venus Williams practiced with Sachia Vickery at the U.S. Open. Kids waited by the fence for autographs.The seven-time Grand Slam singles champion helped Vickery prepare for her first-round match. Vickery lost, but the thrill of hitting with her idol was a lasting memory.“That was actually an experience of a lifetime for me, so I’m still in shock a little bit,” said Vickery, a 23-year-old African-American and former top-ranked junior player.Venus and Serena Williams have been a nearly constant presence at the U.S. Open since the debut of Arthur Ashe Stadium 21 years ago. Their 30 combined Grand Slam singles titles have changed the tennis landscape.Many American kids of color are taking part in youth programs, often citing the superstar sisters as the reason.“There’s certainly more diverse activity from an ethnic standpoint since they came on the scene,” said D.A. Abrams, chief diversity and inclusion officer for the U.S. Tennis Association. “At junior tournaments at higher levels, they’re more diverse ethnically than they were in the past.”The No. 1 junior is 14-year-old African-American Cori “Coco” Gauff, who once practiced on the same park courts in Delray Beach, Florida, as the Williams sisters. Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena’s coach, worked with Gauff at his academy in Paris and she recently won the French Open girls title.“First of all, she’s a great competitor. Second of all, she has incredible abilities,” Mouratoglou said. “Everything else is just work. And she’s a hard worker.”Several young black players were competing in the final major of the season at Flushing Meadows. Whitney Osuigwe recently won the USTA 18s Girls National title and earned a wild card into the main draw. Rising Canadian stars Felix Auger-Aliassime and Franciose Abanda went through qualifying, and Auger-Aliassime reached the main draw.“I grew up watching the Williams sisters,” said the 21-year-old Abanda, who saw them play at the Rogers Cup in Toronto when she was 14. “I appreciate Venus, who is playing for so long and at a high level. They have really big power games and maximize it.”Thousands of fans and tennis camp kids of varying ethnicities watched the free four-day qualifying tournament ahead of the U.S. Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.The sport was mostly white when King was a teen in the 1950s. American Althea Gibson became the first Black player to win a Grand Slam title at the 1956 French Open, and Ashe won the U.S. Open in 1968. Both were forced to play in segregated tournaments early in their careers.“When players take the court today, they do not look like each other,” King said in an email to The Associated Press. “They are more reflective of our global society. That is a big improvement from my day, and it is especially important for future generations because the children can see this change and they can aspire to be part of it.”King said she’d like to see more diversity on the business side, plus more female coaches and coaches of color.Of 15 Americans in the top 100 of the WTA year-end rankings in 1999, four women were African-American. Serena won the U.S. Open that year.The current top 100 has 13 Americans, including six African-Americans: reigning U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens at No. 3, followed by Madison Keys (No. 14), Venus (No. 16), Serena (No. 26), Taylor Townsend (No. 73) and Vickery (No. 78).Japan’s Naomi Osaka (No. 19) is also of Haitian descent. Latina players Caroline Garcia, Garbine Muguruza, Carla Suarez Navarro and Monica Puig are joined by five Chinese competitors.The men’s ATP top 100 has 21 people of color, including African-American Frances Tiafoe (No. 44) and Asian-American Mackenzie McDonald (No. 79) among the 11 top Americans. In 1999, eight of the nine American men in the top 100 were white.Vickery signed autographs for several young black fans, who called out her name after practicing with Venus. She trained at age 8 with Richard Williams, practicing for nearly a year with Venus and Serena’s father in West Palm Beach.Vickery wore a T-shirt after her first-round match with the words “black” and “white” crossed out, leaving the words “human being.”“I know there’s not too many of us players on tour,” she said. “So it’s really, really great to see the young black kids.”Several programs are trying to diversify tennis in the United States. The Williams sisters have an academy in Los Angeles and Kamau Murray, Stephens’ coach, recently opened a $16.9 million tennis village on Chicago’s South Side.More than 200,000 kids in the 50 largest U.S. markets have access to free or low-cost tennis programs run by the National Junior Tennis and Learning network and the USTA Foundation.USTA President Katrina Adams, the first African-American to hold that position, is looking forward to more growth at all levels from “the seeds Venus and Serena have planted.”“The ability to watch a player whom you can identify with, competing and succeeding in the very same sport you love and play, speaks volumes,” she said.Last year, the 24-year-old Stephens beat 37-year-old Venus in the U.S. Open semifinals, which featured four Americans and three women of color. She defeated good friend Keys in the final, was handed the trophy by Adams and earned a $3.7 million paycheck.Missing was Serena, who gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. last September.“She’s, in my opinion, the greatest player to ever play our game,” said Stephens, who had a poster of Serena on her wall growing up. “American tennis is really flourishing at the moment, especially the women. We represent something really strong and really powerful.”___AP Radio Correspondent Julie Walker contributed to this report.last_img read more

Rams, Chiefs still are 1-2 in latest AP Pro32 poll

first_imgIn this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley pushes away Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney during the first half of an NFL football game, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)Once again, the Rams received all 12 first-place votes and 384 points in balloting Tuesday by media members who regularly cover the NFL. AP NFL✔@AP_NFL “The Rams keep finding different ways to win,” Newsday’s Bob Glauber said.“On a day when Jared Goff isn’t sharp, Todd Gurley scores three touchdowns and Sean McVay makes a gutsy fourth-down call to ice the Seahawks in a shootout win.”And the Rams will look to extend their perfect start as they head to Denver to take on the Broncos.The league’s other 5-0 team, the Kansas City Chiefs, stayed at No. 2. The Chiefs face their biggest test of the season so far when they travel to Foxborough, Massachusetts to face Tom Brady and the Patriots on Sunday night. The Patriots jumped three spots to No. 4.“Showdown looms with KC,” Fox Sports’ John Czarnecki said.The Saints inched up a spot to No. 3 after Drew Brees became the NFL’s all-time leader in yards passing in New Orleans’ 43-19 rout of Washington on Monday night.The Cincinnati Bengals, who pulled off an unlikely fourth-quarter rally to beat the Miami Dolphins 27-17 on Sunday, moved up a spot to No. 5. The next two weeks could go a long way in determining how the Bengals do this season. This week, the Bengals host the Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 12) in a key AFC North matchup. Coach Marvin Lewis is 2-15 at home against their rivals, including the postseason.And the following week, their matchup against the Chiefs got flexed into the Sunday night slot. Cincinnati is 6-14 in prime-time games since 2011, including 0-5 on Sunday night.“We’ll know a lot more about the Bengals after they face the Steelers and Chiefs in the next two weeks, but this team is playing smart, winning football,” said Ira Kaufman of Fox 13 in Tampa.The Carolina Panthers, who squeaked past the New York Giants on Graham Gano’s 63-yard field goal with 1 second remaining Sunday, jumped three spots to No. 6.The Jacksonville Jaguars dropped four spots to No. 7 after getting routed in Kansas City.“Injuries are taking a heavy toll on an offense struggling to overcome injury issues at running back and left tackle,” The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez said of the Jaguars.The Chicago Bears stayed at No. 8 during their bye week and will return to action against the reeling Miami Dolphins.The Minnesota Vikings jumped five spots to No. 9 after topping the Philadelphia Eagles 23-21 in a rematch of last season’s NFC championship game.Baltimore dropped five spots to No. 10 after losing 12-9 in overtime to AFC North rival Cleveland.And in a Bay Area bummer, the Oakland Raiders, who are down four spots to No. 31, and the San Francisco 49ers, down one place to No. 32, round out the poll.___More AP NFL: and Rams are unanimous top team in the latest AP Pro32 poll for the third straight week. See the poll:  KANSAS CITY came into Heinz Field, Sept. 16, and destroyed the Steelers, though the 42-37 final score wasn’t indicative of how the game played out. QB Patrick Mahomes, threw six touchdowns.NEW YORK (AP) — Through five weeks, the Los Angeles Rams have handled every challenge thrown their way.Doesn’t matter if they’ve been involved in blowouts, shootouts or close games that come down to the final moments, the results have all been the same: another Rams win.And because of that, they are the unanimous top team in the latest AP Pro32 poll for the third consecutive week.last_img read more

Hoteliers have a ball at the Shandon! – Picture Special

first_imgDonegal hotel owners and staff took a well-earned night off on Tuesday to enjoy the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball.The annual event is a glamourous celebration of the local hospitality industry and a chance for friends, colleagues and industry figures to catch up and look forward to the year ahead.This year’s dinner dance was held in the Shandon Hotel & Spa, and it was the perfect occasion for the four star coastal hotel to mark three years since it opened on 25th March 2016. The Shandon Hotel Staff at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonChristie Elliott, Noel Cunningham, and Michael McGrane, Harvey’s Point at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonA glitzy night of outstanding food, drink and entertainment was in store for the 120 guests in the dazzling McCarthy suite.Derek Arnold of Arnold’s Hotel Dunfanaghy received a special honour from the Donegal IHF for his contribution to local tourism.A highly-respected and influential hotelier, Mr Arnold was praised as a father figure to many in the industry.Derek Arnold from Arnold’s Hotel is honoured by the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation at their annual Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinMr Arnold was ‘gobsmacked’ to be presented with the award and paid a warm-hearted tribute to his family, staff and colleagues. “It’s a complete honour. Tourism has been very important to my whole family. It was tourism all my life,” he said.“Without the support of my wife, my daughter, and my brother, I don’t think I would have been able to do the things I did, to them, thank you.”He added: “Arnold’s wouldn’t be here without our staff. Over the years we’ve had a great team who are always behind us, from my grandfather’s day, up to the present day. To them, thank you for keeping Arnold’s going. And that is what keeps the tourism industry going.”The Arnolds Hotel team at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinMichael Lennon, President of the IHF said that the ball is “an opportunity to celebrate all that is special about Donegal tourism, its unique and unspoilt beauty and the warmth and humour of all the people.”Mr Lennon acknowledged challenges faced by the Irish hospitality sector due to the VAT increase and encouraged hoteliers to make their voices heard. He said: “Tourism is one of the largest employers in Donegal, it touches every town and village, and we need to keep the pressure on our government. We need to let them know that we need their support, especially in light of the recent VAT increase. With this additional money we need to make sure it is put into tourism infrastructure, whether it’s roads, access, visitor attraction centres.”Paul Diver, Sandhouse Hotel, Maire Aine Gardiner, Michael Lennon, IHF President, Joan Crawford , Failte Ireland and Tim Fenn, CE, IHF at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonIn light of the VAT increase and Brexit, Chairman of the IHF in Donegal Paul Diver announced that the proceeds of the 2019 ball would be used for marketing Donegal as a destination.“With the uncertainty of Brexit it’s going to be a difficult tourism season we thought it would be prudent to build up a fund to market the county,” Mr Diver said.Siobhan Barrett Doherty, Seamus Neely, CE Donegal County Council and Carolynne Harisson, Shandon Hotel at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonA surprise was in store for guests at the end of the banquet, as a stern ‘garda’ interrupted proceedings. However, it soon emerged that he was a singer, who was joined by a hidden waiter for a rousing performance of fun musical numbers and opera. The duo was followed by the Housem8s band, who soon had everyone on their feet to dance the night away. Singers Secreto entertaining guests at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotel Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinSingers Secreto entertaining guests at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotel Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinSee more photos from the Donegal IHF Ball below:Anne Louise Scott, George Scott, Louise Walsh, Cormac Walsh, Aisling Vaughan, Keri Travers and Emma Logue from the Olde Glen Bar at the Irish Hotel’s Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonThe Housem8s Band at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotel Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinSharon Ward, Helena Gallagher, Siobhan Barrett Doherty, Patrica Sharkey and Gert Eksteen at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonThe staff from Harvey’s Point at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonKaroline and Mary T Sweeney from Castle Grove Country House at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonMarty Carlin gets Linda McKeown, Noreen McClafferty and Orla O’Flannigan in the picture at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonSinger Mirenda Rosenberg entertaining guests at the drinks reception at the Shandon HotelTeresa White, Noel Cunningham and Shiela Russell from Harvey’s Point at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinStephen Cassidy and David Walsh representing MCM Brands at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinCocktail reception at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinChris Healy and Emma Davis from Gat the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinClaire Doran and John Casey (Rosapenna Hotel) at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotel Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinDavid Cahill (Redcastle Hotel), Eithne Cox, Gary Anderson (Pallas Foods), and Donal Cox (Lough Eske Castle) at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinGareth McDonnell, Shiloh Kelly, Christine Gallagher and Brian Gallagher from Station House Hotel at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinThe Abbey Hotel team with Máire Áine Gardiner (Failte Ireland) at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinJacqueline McBride, Paul Boyle, Ursula Boyle, Nollag Rusell and Elaine O’Doherty from McGettigan’s Hotel at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinVicky Kee and Noel Pearson at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinKim Kelly and Grainne Dixon at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinThe Waterfront Hotel team, Marie McGarvey, GM Martina Rafferty, Pat Boyle, Anne McEleney and Majella Bonner at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinLinda McKeown, Noreen McClafferty and Orla O’Flanagan from the Silver Tassie Hotel at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinDavid Cahill, Jim Creaney and William Tindal at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinHoteliers have a ball at the Shandon! – Picture Special was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Arnolds Hoteldavid arnolddinner danceeventshoteliersIrish Hotel Federationshandon hotelSociallast_img read more