PH’s kiteboarding star Tio eyes gold in first Olympic stint

first_img“I’m pretty excited because it’s a really big thing. Not everyone can have the opportunity,” said Tio on Tuesday during a sit-down interview with select media at Fairway Tower in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.READ: PH kiteboarding ace Tio clinches lone Youth Olympic Games berthFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“The target is to get that gold, to win,” said Tio.Tio, who has a very laid back demeanor, isn’t unfazed despite facing a tall order to win it all. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. READ: Beach winds, challenges fuel dreams of Boracay kiteboarder He also believes a kitesurfing is one sport where Filipinos can definitely excel in.“Yeah. We’ve got lots of beaches, we’ve got lots of good wind so a lot of people here can do it.Tio, who turns 17 on Wednesday, flies back to Boracay Tuesday night. He is scheduled to be in Norway next month for an event which he also intends to use as part of his buildup for the YOG.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback PH’s kiteboarding ace Christian Tio.Filipino-Norwegian kiteboarding ace Christian Tio isn’t settling for less when he competes against the world’s best in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in October in Buenos Aires, Argentina.Tio, the only representative in the Asia and Oceanic regions in the YOG, has his sights set on the gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery ONE: Catalan not after revenge against brother’s conqueror Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “I don’t really feel any pressure. I just feel happy to be representing my country,” he said.READ: PH bet Tio, Swedish star Kappel top kiteboard Boracay leg “It will be tough. I don’t really know the level but there are really a lot of tough competitors out there so I’ll train really hard to get that gold.”The frizzle-haired Tio, who hails from Boracay Island where he was taught by his mother to kite at 7 years old before participating in his first kitesurfing competition against adults at 10, thinks living in a tropical country will be his edge heading into his stiffest challenge yet.“It’s kind of an advantage that we have a lot of places to kite,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

THE WORLD REALLY IS DUNGLOE COMPANY’S OYSTER!

first_imgOstre’an Teoranta, an oyster farm owned by two French brothers Michel and Thierry Hélie, officially opened a new €0.6 million production and grading facility on its site in An Mhachaire, An Clochán Liath from left are Thierry Hélie, Terence Slowey, Minister of State, Dinny Mc Ginley TD, The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Pat teh Cope Gallagher, MEP, and Sean Curaan. Photo Clive WassonAn oyster farm company in Dungloe has opened a new production facility and plans expansion to new markets.Ostre’an Teoranta, an oyster farm owned by two French brothers Michel and Thierry Hélie, opened a new €0.6 million production and grading facility on its site in An Mhachaire, An Clochán Liath.The company has been in operating in An Mhachaire, in Bá an Chlochán Léith for the past 6 years, after it acquired the business from local oyster farmers. Ostre’an Teoranta, an oyster farm owned by two French brothers Michel and Thierry Hélie, officially opened a new €0.6 million production and grading facility on its site in An Mhachaire, An Clochán Liath, from left are pat Teh Cope Gallagher, MEP, Steve Ó Cúláin, CEO – Údarás na Gaeltachta, Michel Hélie, Thierry Hélie and Minister of State, Dinny Mc Ginley TD, The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Photo Clive WassonThe company cultivates oysters for the French market. The Hélie brothers have a long history in the business as their family has been involved in oyster growing in the Normandy area of France for over 60 years.Ostre’an Teoranta currently employs 20 people (13 people full time and 7 people part time). The company grows oysters from seed using the bag and trestle method. The Hélie’s have found that seed planted in Bá an Chlochán Léith produces a very high-quality oyster. Half-grown oysters are exported to France where they are further cultivated and sold on the French market.A client-company of Údarás na Gaeltachta, this development by Ostre’an Teoranta was supported under the Commercial Aquaculture Development Scheme with the assistance of Údarás na Gaeltachta and Bord Iascaigh Mhara.Jim O Donnell, Director and Manager of the facility said “We would like the opportunity to expand into other markets such as China and the Far East, and this new production facility will allow us to produce oysters using a new pack and cage system. “This relatively new system, which was developed in Australia, will help us to improve our oyster farming potential, and will lead to the further development the company. These Irish oysters are of a very high-quality and are marketed as a high-end oyster products in France. I would like to thank the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Údarás na Gaeltachta and BIM who continue to support our business.”Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltachta welcomed the investment by the Hélie brothers and commended the development agencies involved on their support.“There is a long history of oyster farming here in Bá an Chlochán Léith, going as far back as 1904 when Mr. Edward Duffy from Inis Fraoich farmed oysters in the bay.“I am delighted to see that the tradition continues and the progress being made by Ostre’an Teoranta. This company provides important employment in the area and direct spend in the local economy. I wish the company every success with its development in the future.”Valerie and Francoise Héilie offically cutting the ribbon at the openeing Ostre’an Teoranta, an oyster farm owned by two French brothers Michel and Thierry Hélie, officially opened a new €0.6 million production and grading facility on its site in An Mhachaire, An Clochán Liath Photo Clive WassonTHE WORLD REALLY IS DUNGLOE COMPANY’S OYSTER! was last modified: April 8th, 2014 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:dungloeoystersÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more