Flipping’ heck…why all these shoes have been washing up in Donegal

first_imgRunners and flip flops have been washing up along Donegal beaches for the past month after containers spilt off a Maersk Shanghai ship near North Carolina last year.FlipBeaches at other parts of the country including Valentia, Fanore and Connemara have also reported coming across the footwear.And they have also reached Cornwall in the UK, Brest and Brittany in France, the Azores, parts of Spain and Jersey. Liam MacNamara of Burren Shores Beachcombing and More told the Irish Times the companies responsible, Great Wolf Lodge and Just Speed have been contacted.“I have a contact in Florida who took up the case for me and he made contact with the companies . . . Just Speed and Great Wolf Lodge have confirmed that they had a shipment on that boat.”Nike have also been contacted regarding the lost containers but said “they weren’t aware of any containers that were missing”.Mr MacNamara is concerned at the potential environmental impact of plastic footwear in the oceans having seen bite marks on several pairs in Fanore. Nike have also been contacted regarding the lost shipments but said “they weren’t aware of any containers that were missing”.“Most of the soles themselves are made from plastic. The material side of it wouldn’t be overly harmful because that would break down, but the plastic of course never breaks down. And it just gets smaller and smaller, eventually it could end up in fish.”The clean-up now falls upon volunteers. In 2015, ink cartridges belonging to Hewlett Packard washed up on beaches and the American multinational company later made a donation to environmental groups as an apology.Flipping’ heck…why all these shoes have been washing up in Donegal was last modified: May 2nd, 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)last_img read more

UPPSC Preliminary Exam 2014 admit cards available online

first_imgUttar Pradesh Public Service Commission has released admit cards for the UPPSC Preliminary Exam 2014.The exam for recruitment to Provincial Civil Services is scheduled for August 3 at exam centers across Uttar Pradesh.Candidates can download the admit cards by submitting their registration numbers and other details on the below mentioned link: http://uppsc.up.nic.inCandidates need to produce a valid ID proof along with admit card. PAPER – IGeneral Studies-I (200 marks) Duration: Two hoursCurrent events of national and international importance.History of India and Indian national movement.Indian and world geography – physical, social and economic geography of India and the world.Indian polity and governance – Constitution, political system, Panchayati Raj, public policy, rights etc.Economic and social development – sustainable development, poverty inclusion, demographics, social sector initiatives, etc.General Issues on environmental ecology, biodiversity and climate change that do not require subject specialisation.General SciencePAPER- IIGeneral Studies-II (200 marks) Duration: Two hoursComprehensionInterpersonal skills including communication skills.Logical reasoning and analytical ability.Decision making and problem solving.General mental abilityElementary mathematics up to Class X – arithmetic, algebra, geometry and statistics.General English up to Class XGeneral Hindi up to Class X.last_img read more