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Peter Duggan’s wonder point for Clare against Galway on Saturday evening to level the scores for the umpteenth time and Nicky Quaid’s inch perfect block for Limerick on Cork’s Samus Harnedy to keep them in the game on Sunday afternoon, were goose outlet canada two standout moments among many.

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For such a great sport, it is quite astonishing to see so few canada goose outlet store uk counties give it the time of day in favour of the bigger ball. The divide between hurling and football appears to be getting wider, rather than closer. Clubs do not seem to be able to agree terms to manage the health and wellbeing of both codes equally.

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canada goose uk shop Such conduct is accepted because when clubs look to the inter county model they see much of the same behaviour. It is for this reason that what Galway are achieving should be applauded. Two senior inter county teams in contention at the business end of the season is no mean feat in this canada goose black friday sale day and age. The same may be said for Dublin, where a framework for equitable support across all codes, men and women, is breaking the mould. canada goose uk shop

Canada Goose Parka But how many other counties can truthfully say that both codes are treated with the same support at the start of each season, regardless of whether they’ll be in contention or not? In addition, where is there evidence of a long term plan to elevate both codes within each county canada goose outlet store equally? You can all but ignore the political speak that promises so much. The players in most counties know what’s what and in most cases, the code they’re in will determine whether they’re treated as first or second class citizens. Canada Goose Parka

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No doubt Dublin football are enjoying an incredible spell of dominance at the moment, but remove them from Leinster and no one could accurately predict, canada goose outlet nyc with confidence, who would canada goose jacket outlet win that province. Remove them from the All Ireland series and any one of eight teams could rightfully walk away as champions. Yet, if you go beneath the surface of hurling’s elite the strength, depth and breadth of the game is not there.

Of course, it is somewhat fruitless to compare the two codes, canada goose outlet in usa as they are so different.

However, for all the glory and apparent skill on display last weekend and hopefully again this weekend, when Galway and Clare go at again to finally find a winner, there was a lot of damning statistics for the game of hurling that would not be so forgiving in a game of football.

uk canada goose For instance, across both games on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, there was a whopping 123 scores, but there was also 73 wides. uk canada goose

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Has hurling become its own worst enemy in following the mantra of ‘win your own battle’ to the point of crazy? However, if the numbers on hooking and blocking are anything to go by, the battles canada goose outlet black friday are not even being contested. Incredibly, Cork, with its six hooks had the same amount as the other three teams put together. Clare had only one hook and one block and made only 19 tackles last Saturday. Is this what hurling has become?

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Gaelic football is going through a transition right now as it sorts out its house in relation to the coaching and use of tactics, a word for many years that was seen as forbidden across our national canada goose outlet jackets games, however, it might well emerge the better for it.

The question now lies with the hurling fraternity. Are they prepared to move with the times and look to progress the sport beyond the traditions of times canada goose outlet parka past? Drama counts for only so much before the unpredictable becomes predictable.

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Oficiul European pentru Selecția Personalului (EPSO) informează că Uniunea Europeană recrutează specialiști (gradele AD 5 și AD 7) în domeniul relațiilor externe.

Atribuțiile principale ale personalului selectat vor fi:

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Condiţiile de participare la procesul de selecţie sunt:

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Persoanele selectate își vor desfășura activitatea în cadrul Serviciului European de Acțiune Externă (SEAE).

Termenul limită pentru depunerea candidaturii este 13 octombrie 2020, ora 12:00 (după-amiaza), ora Bruxelles-ului.

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În plină pandemie şi criza generată de COVID aeroporturile româneşti se zbat să supravieţuiască. La mare, de exemplu, poţi judeca turismul şi după cursele aeriene. Mihail Kogălniceanu este un aeroport pustiu unde aterizează 3 avioane într-o săptămână. Situaţia este la fel peste tot. Traficul aerian de pasageri s-a prăbuşit de la începutul crizei. În aceste condiţii bulgarii au reuşit să ne ia faţa până  şi la acest capitol. Pe aeroportul din Varna sunt 10 zboruri zilnic iar la Burgas 21.

Avem o mare frumoasă cu plaje de lux, dar şi cu staţiuni încăpătoare. Avem şi un aeroport în Constanţa, pentru ca turiştii să ajungă mai uşor pe litoral. Pentru oricine, asta ar fi reţeta succesului în turism. Doar că în România, este fix pe dos. În cea mai aglomerată lună a anului, August, doar un avion aterizează pe Aeroportul Mihail Kogălniceanu. Este o cursă de la Londra, o dată pe săptămână. Turişti cât să-numeri pe degetele de la o mână.

Şi din păcate situaţia este la fel pe mai toate aeroporturile din România. Criza provocată de pandemia de Covid a dus la disponibilizări în masă, rezilieri de contracte şi zboruri anulate pe bandă rulantă. Puţine au fost situaţiile în care s-au găsit soluţii de moment. Aşa se face că în primele şase luni ale anului numărul de pasageri a scăzut de la 10 milioane la doar 4. Numai în luna iulie scăderea a fost de 75 la sută. Per total anul acesta se aşteaptă la o scădere de aproximativ 60 la sută.

În aceste condiţii ajutoarele financiare oferite de către statul român aeroporturilor şi companiilor aeriene sunt aproape vitale pentru a putea depăşi această criză.

Reprezentanţii companiilor aeriene româneşti susţin că dacă situaţia nu se va înrăutăţi va exista o stabilizare şi atunci  putem vorbi despre o revenire pentru anul viitor. Asociaţia Internaţională de Transport aerian este însă mai pesimistă şi dă ca termen de revenire la nivelul înregistrat înainte de declanşarea crizei, anul 2024.


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Autobuzul CiTy Tour, tras pe dreapta



Traseele City Tour cu autobuzele etajate au fost suspendate în această dimineaţă, în Constanţa, din cauza condiţiilor meteo nefavorabile. Potrivit reprezentanţilor CT Bus, autobuzele etajate vor reveni în trafic imediat ce vremea o va permite.

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