first_imgIT’S the official home of Donegal gaelic footballers this year.So it was fitting that Donegal captain Michael Murphy was on hand to officially open the Rushe Fitness Gym in Letterkenny….run of course by Donegal Daily columnist Emmet Rushe.Emmet hammered home the message that hard work pays off inside and outside the gym when he celebrated the launch of his new premises. Family, friends and clients joined the Lifford man at his new gym at the Enterprise Fund Business Park in Letterkenny.In 2011 the former carpenter re-trained as a fitness instructor following the economic crisis and has now fulfilled his ambition of opening his own business.As well as personal training, Emmet runs the very successful Transformation Challenge – a six week fitness and nutrition programme. PICTURE SPECIAL: MICHAEL MURPHY LAUNCHES NEW EMMET RUSHE GYM was last modified: February 1st, 2015 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) Tags:donegalemmet rusherushe fitnesslast_img read more

Antiquities suffer at hands of crisis

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Greece’s antiquities and historical past is suffering at the hands of the national financial crisis with digs being postponed, illegal ones proliferating, museum staff trimmed and valuable pieces stolen, say Greek archaeologists. “Greece’s historic remains have become our curse,” said an archaeologist at a recent media event organised to protest spending cuts. Archaeological digs in Greece are finding it hard to obtain public funding while antiquity smuggling is on the rise, said archaeologists at the meeting. “There are an increasing number of illegal digs near archaeological sites,” said Despina Koutsoumba, head of the association of Greek archaeologists. “Some of them are excavated by semi-professionals who work for art trafficking networks. Others are done by treasure hunters,” she told AFP. Last month, Greek police arrested 44 people and recovered thousands of ancient coins and numerous Byzantine icons after smashing a large antiquity smuggling ring in northern Greece. In October, another smuggling group were arrested in possession of Macedonian golden grave offerings from the 6th century BC which were valued at some 11.3 million euros ($14.4 million). Some senior archaeologists said that it would be better to rebury the valuable discoveries to protect given the lack of funding for archaeological research. “Let us leave our antiquities in the soil, to be found by archaeologists in 10,000 AD, when Greeks and their politicians will perhaps show more respect to their history,” Michalis Tiverios, a professor of archaeology at Thessaloniki’s Aristotelio University, told Ta Nea daily in early March.last_img read more