Mexican trip is now convenient

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“Not only that,” Catalan added, “but it is a very affordable place and now only two hours from Los Angeles.” A one-bedroom condo on the beach will run you about $160 a day, according to Rafael Venezuela from Rocky point reservations. “That includes use of kayaks, a great gym, as well as access to a variety of sporting activities and more all with a stunning view of the Sea of Cortez,” she said. There are no billfish in this part of the Sea of Cortez. Anglers usually fish from seven to 15 miles offshore and focus mostly on bottom fish. “It is not unusual to catch 50 to 100 fish per angler on many trips,” said Barbara Olszewski from Rocky Point Boat Charters. “April through June is a great time to catch grouper in the 80- to 125-pound class as well as pinto bass from 20 to 35 pounds and many other species. We have very few trips where our anglers don’t catch anything and we catch fish year-round.” Other species caught in Puerto Penasco include flounder, red snapper, rock bass, sierras, triggerfish and at times, good yellowtail fishing. You can charter an entire boat for 6 anglers for as little as $360 for a day on the water. There is also spectacular clamming available for $10 a trip. “We go out about one hour before low tide from the middle of September to the end of June,” Olszewski said. An added bonus about Puerto Penasco is that there is so much to do for those traveling who may not like to fish. “The coldest water temperatures here are the same as the warmest water temperatures in Southern California,” said Edna Gonzalez Bertheau, director of Aditurpp in Puerto Penasco. “There are great spas for the ladies, wonderful weather in the winter, huge tidal flows, scuba diving, snorkeling, seafood cuisine, ecotourism, all at a price that is far less than Cabo San Lucas.” “With Aero Mexico now flying from Los Angeles to Puerto Penasco, our hope is that more Californians will try this as a fishing, vacation or stress-relieving destination,” Catalan added. You can contact Phil Friedman via e-mail at p976tuna@aol.com. Send “Catch of the Week” photos to sports@dailybreeze.com or mail them to Daily Breeze Sports Department, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, 90503-4077.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Aero Mexico announced on Wednesday that beginning October 30th, it would offer direct flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Puerto Penasco in the Mexican state of Sonora. The cost will be $260 plus tax for roundtrip airfare and will take approximately two hours from Los Angeles. Direct flights will depart LAX on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Puerto Penasco, also know as Rocky Point, was first established as a fishing village along the sandy beaches of the Sea of Cortez in the 1930’s. As the blue shrimp population declined, Puerto Penasco started its transformation from a small fishing village to a popular vacation destination. In 2006, Puerto Penasco attracted 2.1 million visitors. “Puerto Penasco has so much to offer,” said Veronica Catalan, liaison from the Mexico Tourism Board in Los Angeles. “It is a family-oriented place with beautiful sandy beaches, warm Sea of Cortez waters, golf, Bird Island (Isla San Jorge) where you can swim with sea lions and see a vast variety of different birds. There are fantastic natural wonders like El Pinacate Volcanic Reserve with over 600 craters and great sportfishing.” last_img read more

Profits fall 17% for Albertson’s

first_imgBOISE, Idaho – Albertson’s Inc., the nation’s second-largest supermarket chain, said Tuesday its profit in the fourth quarter declined 17 percent, weighed down by charges. For the quarter ended Feb. 2, net income fell to $162 million, or 43 cents per share, from $194 million, or 52 cents per share, a year earlier. Earnings in the latest quarter included 9 cents per share in charges, compared with 2 cents per share in the year-ago period. Quarterly sales fell 9 percent to $10.23 billion, as sales in stores open at least a year dipped 0.3 percent. Excluding unusual items and discontinued operations, income grew to $200 million, or 54 cents per share, from $194 million, or 52 cents per share. On that basis, analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial had on average forecast profit of 45 cents per share on $10.49 billion in revenue. The company’s latest fiscal quarter contained 13 weeks, one week fewer than a year earlier. Albertson’s Chief Financial Officer Felicia Thornton said fiscal 2005 earnings were reduced by the Gulf Coast hurricanes, changes to the way the company accounts for early payment discounts when buying merchandise and costs associated with the company’s solicitation of bidders to purchase the chain. On Jan. 23, an investment group led by Minneapolis-based Supervalu and drugstore chain CVS Corp. agreed, after a failed attempt a year earlier, to buy Albertson’s for $9.7 billion in cash and stock. Albertson’s stockholders will get about $26.29 in cash and Supervalu stock for each Albertson’s share, while the buyers assume about $7.7 billion in debt. “We continue to move toward a successful conclusion to the sale of the company, with an expected closing date of mid-2006,” said Albertson’s President and CEO Larry Johnston in a prerecorded statement by company officials. “We are working closely and collaboratively with the buyers and have created strong integration planning teams in order to drive a successful transition for each of them.” Albertson’s shares rose 6 cents to close at $25.50 on the New York Stock Exchange, while Supervalu shares rose 30 cents, or 1 percent, to $31.57 and CVS shares rose 45 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $28.92. Annual sales were $40.4 billion for the fiscal year compared with $39.8 billion in 2004. Sales continued to lag in the company’s non-grocery and non-pharmacy divisions and subsidiaries. The chain includes Albertsons, Acme, Shaw’s, Jewel-Osco, Sav-on Drugs, Osco Drug and Star Market, plus the independently operated Bristol Farms and Super Saver stores. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

TIM NOW HOPING FOR A SECOND PREFERENCE – IN THE ROMANCE ELECTION!

first_imgTim and Kirsty out on their first date. But will there be another one?Donegal Independent candidate Tim Jackson appears may not have been elected to the Dail but he has become a winner in the love election.The 25 year old first-time candidate from Ballybofey went on a date with a young lady after she asked what would it take to get his phone number.She wrote on his Facebook page “Tim…I have nearly wracked the car on numerous occasions smiling up at your face on the roads … If this election was going on looks, you would get my No.1.” He replied he would be delighted – if his Facebook likes reached more than 4,000.He duly did and Tim and Kirsty Buchanan from Killybegs enjoyed a lovely night out on the night before polling day.So much so that he is hopeful of securing another date with Kirsty very soon – and this time there are not conditions attached!“It won’t be based on Facebook likes or anything like that but hopefully on mutual affection. “I certainly had a lovely time on our date and I would like to go on another date with her but that’s down to her,” said Tim.After receiving a very commendable 5,864 votes, Tim now plans a holiday in France.TIM NOW HOPING FOR A SECOND PREFERENCE – IN THE ROMANCE ELECTION! was last modified: February 29th, 2016 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:DatedonegalKillybegsKIrsty BuchananTim Jacksonlast_img read more

Ex-Newcastle coach George Ormond charged with 29 counts of historic sex offences

first_img George Ormond has been charged by Northumbria Police 1 Northumbria Police have charged former Newcastle youth team coach George Ormond with 29 counts of sexual offences between 1973 and 1988.The 61-year-old, who lives in Newton Abbot, is due to appear before Newcastle Magistrates’ Court on Friday, June 9. In a statement, assistant chief constable Darren Best said: “We have had a dedicated team investigating allegations of non-recent child abuse within the sporting community since December last year.“Our specially-trained officers have been supporting those who have taken the hugely brave step of speaking to us. Our investigations are continuing and we urge anyone who may have been a victim of abuse or has any information about suspected abuse within any sporting community to come forward and report it to us.”last_img read more

ANGER GROWS OVER ‘WILD ATLANTIC’ TOURISM ROUTE

first_imgANGER is growing at how tourism chiefs are planning a self-drive tourist route from Cork to Donegal – but which stops in the south of the county.Last week donegaldaily.com revealed that the sea cliffs at Slieve League – amongst the highest in Europe – are to be finally put on the tourist map – giving a boost to south west Donegal.For years the incredible 600-metre high cliffs were ignored by tourism bosses. Now Slieve League is to be included in an “end-of-the-world” road trip drive route taking in the Atlantic coastline and stretching to Co Cork.Tourism bosses are hoping the route will appeal to Americans and Europeans on a trip to rival California’s Pacific Coast Highway.It’s already being called the “Wild Atlantic Drive”.But donegaldaily.com has been inundated with angry emails and messages from people involved in the tourist industry further north in the county – asking why the route should stop at Sliabh Liag. They say the route will take in the Cork coastline – and should therefore take in all of Donegal through Gaoth Dobhair, to Dunfanaghy, crossing the Swilly by ferry at Rathmullan and then onto Buncrana and of course Ballyliffin and Malin Head.One B&B operator, who asked not to be named, said: “I was initially delighted Co Donegal was being included in this initiative but realised it was only just being concluded and it won’t come further north.“I can’t give my name because I can’t come out against Tourism Ireland but people should lobby for changes now otherwise most of the county will lose out.”Another B&B operator in Inishowen told us: “We should encourage this route to start in Derry during the city of culture next year and take in the entire Co Donegal coast. No harm to the Mayos and Kerrys of this world, but Donegal has the most scenic coastline.”She urged politicians to lobby for changes to the route. YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW:© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comANGER GROWS OVER ‘WILD ATLANTIC’ TOURISM ROUTE was last modified: January 16th, 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)Tags:donegal tourismdonegal touristsInishowenlast_img read more

Former Donegal fishing boss calls for Marine Minister to ‘come clean’ on Brexit

first_imgThe former Chairman of Bord Iascaigh Mhara has called on the Minister for the Marine, Mr Michael Creed TD, to “come clean” and make things transparent to Irish fishermen so that they know what is going on regarding the Brexit fishing negotiations.Mr Joey Murrin said today that he was alarmed after watching British Prime Minister, Theresa May, on Sky News yesterday when she said the United Kingdom had “no problem sorting out the fishing industry.”“Why is there no problem, Minister? What does this statement of the British position mean? “Irish fish producers have set up an unholy alliance with other fishermen’s organisations in Europe. As far as I am concerned, this is akin to fraternising with the enemy. Have we not learned any lessons by now?“At the end of the Brexit negotiations it is going to be all the big players around the table; France, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, like a pack of hungry wolves sitting around the table. All the best of friends, of course, until the final deal is done and then it will be everyone for themselves and grab what they can get.Mr Murrin, who is also a retired Chief Executive of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, added that Ireland will be left to pick up the crumbs.“Ireland has already lost 20,000 tonnes of mackerel in 2018, valued at about €20m. This is a major loss to the fishing and processing industries in particular in Killybegs, Burtonport and Greencastle. “I was shocked by the “zero reaction” of the fishing industry to this loss. Apart from “a few squiggles in the local papers”, there was total silence.“Ireland will be left to pick up the crumbs.“That is why I am calling now on Minister Creed to state clearly what the position is with regard to Brexit. The industry needs transparency on the future prospects for this industry which is so vital to the coastal communities around Ireland.”Former Donegal fishing boss calls for Marine Minister to ‘come clean’ on Brexit was last modified: March 5th, 2018 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:BrexitdonegalJoey MurrinKFOlast_img read more

Fury as 79-year-old forced to be wheeled 200 yards to ambulance

first_imgA 79-year-old man had to be trolleyed more than 200 yards into an ambulance because a footbridge to his home has not been replaced. The man, who is confined to a wheelchair, collapsed at his home in Bunbeg, West Donegal overnight.However, emergency medical personnel could not get their vehicle near his home after the footpath collapsed and was washed away during flooding in August when the local River Clady burst its banks. Instead, the frustrated paramedics were forced to wheel the man more than 200 yards from his home to the main road where he could be taken by ambulance to hospital.The man’s son, Sean O Duibhir has slammed the delay in having the footpath replaced so that vehicles can cross it.The 79 year old man being wheel from his home.“Thankfully dad is okay but I had to call neighbours to help us wheel him down to the road with the paramedics.“It was dark but at least it was not raining. But wheeling a sick man two hundred yards down a road and across a temporary bridge just so he can get into an ambulance is just not on. “The bridge needs to be replaced immediately but we have heard nothing as to when that will be,” said Sean.Local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig is fuming at the delay in replacing the bridge.He said “This is utterly and totally unacceptable that this has happened in this day and age. The Government has completely failed this family.The homes of three families in Gweedore including a wheelchair bound resident who are trapped after flooding demolished the bridge into their homes. (North West Newspix)“This man had to be wheeled by ambulance personnel, helped by family and neighbours for more than 200 yards to reach the ambulance.“They have completely stripped him of his dignity and all because they will not properly replace the bridge. “The Government needs to do the right thing by this family and fix this bridge once and for all,” he said.Sean and Martina Diver and children after the bridge was washed away. (North West Newspix)Fury as 79-year-old forced to be wheeled 200 yards to ambulance was last modified: October 24th, 2019 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:ambulancebridgeBunbegdonegalRepairslast_img read more

Cyclists ride to fundraise for diabetic kids

first_imgSeveral cyclists took part in a relay race to raise money for children with diabetes and to increase awareness about the illness. (Image: Novo Nordisk South Africa)South Africans must educate themselves about the risks of obesity or being inactive, Nonceba Molwele of the City of Johannesburg recently said at a diabetes awareness month event held in Newtown.According to a press release, Molwele, the Johannesburg Member of the Mayoral Committee for Health and Social Development Councillor, gave a speech at the end of a three-day, 1 600km Novo Nordisk Cycle 4 Diabetes Relay Race at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, on Saturday 7 November 2015 to help raise funds for children with type 1 diabetes in George, Western Cape.At the ceremony, Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company, in partnership with the City of Johannesburg, handed over a cheque of R200 000 to the relay team to pass on to the children. Vehicle manufacturer Chevrolet also donated R50 000 to the fund.Watch and learn how the Novo Nordisk race started in South Africa:WHY THE RACE?Sixteen cyclists – from Team Novo Nordisk, Team C4D, Team Bonitas, Team Bestmed and Team Iron Man – and 10 from the City of Johannesburg took part in the race. It started in Johannesburg on Thursday, 5 November, and proceeded to KwaZulu-Natal via Mpumalanga and finally back to Johannesburg on Saturday morning.The non-stop race was aimed at raising funds for the children ahead of World Diabetes Day on 14 November, create diabetes awareness and encourage communities to screen and test for the disease. This is the fourth year that the race has been held.Watch children under the age of 12 talk about living with diabetes and showing how they test themselves:ABOUT WORLD DIABETES DAYWorld Diabetes Day is commemorated on 14 November each year with its primary goal to bring awareness to the “silent killer” known as diabetes. It was introduced in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization in response to the alarming rise of diabetes around the world. The day itself marks the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best and John James Rickard Macleod, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.According to the International Diabetes Federation, the key messages for World Diabetes Day this year is:Act to change your life today: Healthy eating is an important part of managing all types of diabetes.Act to change the world tomorrow: Access to affordable healthy food is essential to reducing the global burden of diabetes and ensuring global sustainable development.SIGNS OF DIABETESAccording to Novo Nordisk, more than 2 million South Africans are diagnosed with the illness, but most of the population do not know they have diabetes.There are three types of diabetes, including gestational diabetes, a temporary condition that occurs during pregnancy. Both mother and child have an increased risk of developing diabetes in the future.Signs and symptoms of include an unusual thirst, frequent urination, unusual weight loss, extreme fatigue or lack of energy. To learn more about diabetes, read more here.last_img read more

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Learn How to Build Your Own Studio Set for Less Than $150

first_imgBuying the Right SuppliesA basic rule of thumb for building studio flats: don’t limit yourself to one type of material. In the tutorial, Robbie uses a Masonite board that is 4×8 feet, which is meant to fit atop the frame he’s built out of eight-food boards. But you can replace that Masonite board with whatever your script calls for to get the look and texture you need.Before you attach the Masonite, make sure you’ve connected a support slat in between two sides of your frame. A sturdy frame is the key to building a reliable flat that you can use again and again.Now, to attach the Masonite to the frame, Robbie nails the Masonite board to the boards (you’ll paint over the nails later). But before he does, he applies wood glue to the frame to ensure that the Masonite is securely attached.Building the SupportOnce you’ve got the flat attached properly, add another support beam to the back of the entire flat. This new beam will be what houses the support stand.This build is pretty simple. All you need to do is saw a 2×4 in half, creating two four-foot pieces of wood. Then saw each end at a 45-degree angle — this will provide a foot for the supports. Once you’ve done this, line up the boards with that long support beam you just added to the frame, drill even holes on each side, then screw the two legs onto the support beam. (Watch the video for a demonstration.) To ensure a tight hold, use the vice grips while you screw the beam in place. After you’ve got the two legs screwed in, take a 1×3 board and drill into the two legs to prevent them from moving or swaying.From Script to ScreenNow that you get the idea, make whatever you want. The Masonite boards used in the video are super cheap and a good resource because you can just paint over them. I recommend using flats because you should never have to use a location to “pass off” as someplace else if you can avoid it. Build a shoot-worthy scene, light it properly, and get the angles you want. The finished product will be worth it.For more DIY projects, check out some of the filmmaking tutorials:7 DIY Filmmaking HacksHow to Make a Roger Deakins Ring Light for Under $150How to Build a Side Car MountHow to Build a Overhead Camera RigBuild Your Own Car Rig for Thirty Dollars + 10 Production Tips In this video tutorial, find out everything you need to know to build a studio flat from the ground up for your next film or video project.Building a studio flat to replicate a normal room or area in your house seems like a lot of work. And, it is. But, let’s take a second to consider what we’re getting into. Once you know how you want your scene to look, you can build a set to suit and decorate it however you’d like — relatively painlessly. So, let’s figure out how to build a set.last_img read more