‘WE’LL SPEND €35M ON NEW KILLYBEGS PLANT’ – KFO

first_imgThe Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) and its Norwegian partner Biomarine Science Technology (BST) will invest €35M to develop the world’s largest bio-marine ingredients facility in Killybegs, the organisations said.Donegal Daily revealed last night that the project will result in the creation of up to 50 jobs during the construction phase and a further 70 direct and indirect jobs when it intends to go into full production in 2016.The highly innovative new facility will be used to extract high-end proteins, oils and calcium from fish for use as food ingredients. These include valuable marine proteins as well as lipids, which are naturally occurring molecules and fat-soluble vitamins. The proposed plant also has the potential to produce supplements for athletes thereby deriving optimal advantage of the health benefits of fish.“This proposed new facility can become a game-changer in the seafood sector positioning Killybegs and Ireland as a global leader in supply and research around new products and benefits from protein, oils and calcium associated with the sea”, said Sean O’Donoghue, Chief Executive of the KFO.“With increasing food ingredient prices and a shortage of quality protein in the market, there is a significant opening in the market for the output which this new venture can deliver. The increased focus on health and rising demand for foodstuffs high in healthy content has led to rapid growth in the health and sports nutrition market. We have already met with leading food producers in Europe and the USA who are extremely supportive of the venture and enthusiastic about entering into supply contracts with it.”A new joint venture company, Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland Ltd (BII), has been formed to promote the proposed new facility which represents a new departure for the marine sector in Donegal. “The Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation is committed to developing and advancing any sea fisheries issues of relevance to its members”, continued Mr O’Donoghue.“Diversification and the establishment of new high-value activities such as this, is a key part of our remit. By forging an alliance with BST we are partnering with a firm with many years of experience in pharmaceutical, marine biotech and international commodity business. BST has a long experience in this area and has the technical expertise to enable production of valuable fractions from marine species – including clean fish oil.”A site has been identified for the proposed new facility subject to planning permission and state aid. The plant will have the capacity to process up to 50,000 tonnes or raw material annually. While boarfish will be the primary source of raw material, the facility will also be able to utilise other species such as blue whiting. Boarfish is only used for fishmeal purposes at present and the proposed new facility will therefore help transform a low value element of the current catch into a significant revenue earner for the industry.The project supports the objectives set out under the Government’s Food Harvest 2020 report and the BIM 2013-2017 strategy for the industry which places a specific focus on developing product options from species such as blue whiting and boarfish as well as making a commitment to supporting the establishment of new firms in the sector.Food Harvest 2020 places a specific emphasis on the development of innovative, consumer oriented seafood products as well as on marine biotechnology development and marine functional foods. “We are delighted to be able to support these national objectives and we are also grateful for the tremendous support we have received from both Enterprise Ireland and BIM in bringing this exciting project to this stage”, Mr O’Donoghue concluded.“We are now looking forward to moving ahead with construction subject to planning permission as well as state aid, thereby bringing badly needed jobs to Killybegs and the North West.‘WE’LL SPEND €35M ON NEW KILLYBEGS PLANT’ – KFO was last modified: April 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

Sports Monday Astros Up 20 On Yankees And Rockets Season Preview

first_imgDavid J. Phillip/APAstros’ second baseman Jose Altuve scores the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 2 of the ALCS over the New York Yankees to give Houston a 2-0 lead in the 7-game series. X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /07:19 The Astros take on the Yankees tonight (Oct. 16) in Game 3 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium. The Astros lead the series 2-0 after two thrilling wins at Minute Maid Park over the weekend, including a walk-off win the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday.Also, the Texans roughed up the winless Cleveland Browns Sunday, 33-17. The Rockets prepare to start the regular season (with a new owner) by traveling to Golden State Tuesday night (Oct. 17) to face the defending champs. And the Dynamo secured a playoff spot.We discuss those and other developments in Houston sports with Jeff Balke, who writes for Houston Press and Houstonia Magazine.center_img Listen Sharelast_img read more

Various staterun private hospitals observe International Brain Tumour Awareness Week

first_imgKolkata: Various state-run hospitals and some private health establishments are observing International Brain Tumour Awareness Week from October 20-27 through various programmes.One of the main objectives of the move is to spread awareness among people about the disease and what needs to be done to check it. The incidence rate of brain tumours in India is rising. Around three percent of 78,4821 cancer deaths in India is caused due to brain tumours in 2018. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAccording to a senior Radio Oncology Consultant in the city, different kinds of tumors are detected in patients at different age groups. While most cases have unknown causes, some are linked to genetic diseases such as Neurofibromatosis and exposure to radiations. A new emerging threat is the exposure to. While smart phones are everyone’s best friend, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has observed that radiofrequency waves from mobile phones are the new emerging threat to the disease. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, linked to mobile phones, may be carcinogenic and there is always a high risk in using them. Dr Jyotirup Goswami, Consultant, Radiation Oncology said: “Worldwide, one percent of approximately 3 lakh cancer cases are found to have brain tumours but Indian data suggests that as much as 10 percent of new patients could be suffering brain tumors.” As per Globocan 2018 report issued by the International Association of Cancer Registries (IARC) associated with WHO, as many as 28,142 new brain tumour cases are reported in India annually, while there are as many as 24,003 death. According to a report done by the government hospitals in Bengal, around 13.6 percent cancer cases are found to be suffering from brain tumour, Dr Goswami said. A recent study in Eastern India was done by Clinical cancer investigation journal by involving 130 cases with brain tumour found male preponderance. Most common tumour type in this study was neuroepithelial tumor (70 percent). Among the neuroepithelial tumors, most frequent subtype was astrocytic tumor (41 percent). The second most frequent brain tumor was meningioma (20 cases, 15.3 percent). While symptoms of brain tumours are not always specific but persistent symptoms like unexplained headaches, difficulty in speech, vision, hearing, unexplained nausea-vomiting, changes in mood or ability to concentrate, memory loss and numbness in the legs or arms are all causes for concern. If anybody complaints about any of the symptoms the patient should consult a neurologist immediately and if necessary the patient will be asked to get brain imaging done. If the patient is diagnosed with brain tumors, a surgery may be required followed by radiotherapy & chemotherapy.last_img read more

Ceasework by docs takes death toll in state to 3

first_imgKolkata: The prolonged ceasework by junior doctors at various government medical colleges has claimed two lives in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 3 so far in the state.According to sources, a woman had given birth to a boy at the College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital at Kamarhati in North 24-Parganas three days ago. The newborn infant later developed respiratory distress. The family members of the victim alleged during a television interview on Thursday that the infant was denied treatment and hence they had to shuttle between the hospitals in the city with the baby. He was not properly treated and eventually died, a family member of the deceased alleged. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIn a similar incident of negligence, 28-year-old Pratima Mondal died at the emergency ward of SSKM Hospital at around 12.50 pm on Thursday. The victim, a resident of Tamluk in East Midnapore, had been suffering from some ailments in her uterus. She was taken to a local hospital by her family members and later shifted to SSKM on Tuesday. Prashanta Mondal, a relative of the patient, alleged that she was denied treatment at the emergency ward since her admission, due to the ongoing strike of the junior doctors. He also said that the patient would not have died, had the Chief Minister visited the hospital earlier. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateWest Bengal Medical Council Chairman Dr Nirmal Maji said that they would take steps against the junior doctors who have been denying emergency services to the patients. Dr Maji said that there is a Supreme Court ruling which mandates that no doctors can join strikes, thereby hampering medical services to the patients. He also hinted at stern steps against the junior doctors if they do not join their work. Meanwhile, as many as 18 doctors from the College of Medicine and Sagore Dutta Hospital reportedly resigned, expressing a lack of security and infrastructural lapses at the hospital. The state medical council is keeping a tab on the entire development. Governor Keshari Nath Tripath on Thursday urged all the doctors in the state to resume their work and take care of the patients. A press statement issued by the Governor’s office said that the representatives of Joint Platform of Doctors and Doctors’ Association of ABVP West Bengal met the Governor on Thursday about the current situation. They submitted memoranda to the Governor, which are being sent to the state government for taking appropriate action. They have demanded adequate security and protection for the doctors in the hospitals, proper investigation and punishment for all those who attacked the junior doctors. The representatives stated that they will resume duties on receipt of firm and credible assurance of their security by the state government, the press statement says.last_img read more

Airlines in the US expecting 4 increase in passengers this spring

first_imgAirlines in the U.S. expecting 4% increase in passengers this spring The Canadian Press DALLAS — Coming off another highly profitable year in 2016, U.S. airlines expect traffic this spring to increase 4% over last year, and they are adding seats to handle the crush.The trade group Airlines for America forecast Monday that a record 145 million U.S. passengers will fly between March 1 and April 30.The group’s chief economist says traffic will rise because airfares have been falling while economic indicators such as household wealth and job creation are rising. Tags: America Posted bycenter_img Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Share << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img

Hotels facing US10000 fines for hidden resort fees

first_img Friday, September 15, 2017 Tags: Hawaii Hotels facing US$10,000 fines for hidden resort fees HONOLULU — Resort fees are now rampant in top tourism destinations like Florida, Hawaii, Las Vegas and parts of the Caribbean, however a consumer protection agency in at least one state is pulling out all the stops to bring hidden fees to light, in a move that could drive a hidden fee crackdown in other destinations.The Hawaii Office of Consumer Protection says it’s investigating resort fees charged by hotel operators as part of a nationwide effort to curb hidden industry fees.Hawaii News Now reports that state and federal regulators are cracking down on hotels that charge resort fees without fully disclosing the charges to visitors.The resort fees cover costs of hotel amenities ranging from use of hotel gyms, telephone services, access to business centres and other amenities.Resort fees at Hawaii hotels typically range between US$10 and $40 a night and aren’t usually included in the standard room rate online.Stephen Levins, the Office of Consumer Protection’s executive director, says a hotel operator can be fined up to $10,000 per violation if the resort fees are found to be unfair or deceptive. << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Posted by Share Travelweek Group last_img read more

Warwicks spring savings include up to 20 off best available rates

first_imgWarwick’s spring savings include up to 20% off best available rates Share Tags: Promotions, Warwick Hotels & Resorts Tuesday, March 6, 2018 NEW YORK — Spring is right around the corner, and Warwick Hotels and Resorts is gearing up for warmer temperatures with special spring savings of up to 20% off.With the ‘Step into Spring Sale’, Warwick Journeys members receive up to 20% off while non-members receive up to 15% off. Warwick Journeys is the complimentary membership recognition program that was recently launched by the brand to reward travellers.The promotion starts March 7 for Warwick Journeys members, and March 9 for non-members, and run through March 16, 2018. It is available for travel from March 21-June 20, 2018.Properties featured in the sale include the brand’s flagship, Warwick New York, the new adults-only, all-inclusive Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas, as well as the Warwick Paris, Warwick Brussels, Warwick San Francisco, Warwick Allerton – Chicago, Warwick Melrose – Dallas, The Capital, and The Levin, among others.A full listing of participating hotels can be found at warwickhotels.com/global-offers/step-into-spring/.More news:  Hotel charges Bollywood star $8.50 for two bananas and the Internet has thoughtsBooking for the Step into Spring Sale is available at warwickhotels.com/global-offers/step-into-spring/. The sale is subject to availability, and cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.Warwick Journeys is free to join and allows members to earn credit based on the number of stays completed, as well as gain elite status faster via a unique Cross Stay Accelerator benefit that rewards travellers who stay at multiple Warwick locations. To sign up go to warwickjourneys.com.center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Posted bylast_img read more

AMResorts conversions of two Grand Oasis properties effective June 1

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> AMResorts’ conversions of two Grand Oasis properties effective June 1 Travelweek Group Share Thursday, March 7, 2019 center_img Tags: AMResorts TORONTO — AMResorts has announced two new resort brand management deals in Mexico that will see the Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun and Grand Oasis Tulum convert to two different AMResorts brands.The deal is part of AMResorts’ partnership with Oasis Hotels & Resorts.The deals expand AMResorts’ family-friendly resort portfolio in the country, growing the Now Resorts & Spas’ brand footprint in Cancun and introducing Sunscape Resorts & Spas in the beach destination of Akumal, in Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The resorts will undergo renovations and re-open under AMResorts’ brands on June 1, 2019. Grand Oasis Sens in Cancun will be rebranded as Now Emerald Cancun, with 427 rooms. The second property, Grand Oasis Tulum, will reopen as the 360-room Sunscape Akumal Beach Resort & Spa, the first hotel for the brand in the area. “Hotel investors, this is the right time to have a strong partner in Mexico. The team at Oasis Hotels & Resorts shares our vision for growth, and together we can tap into our collective expertise in the market to deliver an unparalleled experience for travelers,” said Javier Coll, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of ALG. “As the market cycle continues to turn, now is the time for owners wanting to ensure future stability for their assets and capitalize on their investments to align with the right partner who can help them weather the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry.”The AMResorts brands continue to expand in Mexico, with new properties slated to open beginning in late 2019 with Now Natura Riviera Cancun, and more properties scheduled to make their debut in 2020 and beyond. Posted bylast_img read more