first_imgThe owners of a Donegal bike hire company claims it is the victim of a campaign of intimidation and sabotage aimed at putting it out of business.BIKE IT is being forced out of business.Bike It, which is based in Dungloe, was set up last year to give tourists a chance to see The Rosses by bike.But the company claims there has been a “sustained campaign” to close them down. They claim that a number of expensive advertising signs have been pulled down and broken up while thousands of leaflets advertising the business have also gone missing.Owner Michael Connolly, who runs the business with his sons, says he is completed frustrated by what has happened.The matters have been reported to Gardai and he is asking whoever is responsible to stop.“My sons and I put a lot of time and effort into providing a service for tourists to the area and are extremely disappointed at the attitude and behaviour of some individuals whose only intention is to vandalise and destroy the efforts of others who are trying to make a contribution to the local community. “We were given permission by the local town committee to advertise our business from the local tourist office which we were very grateful for.“We erected a sign outside the door of the tourist office door which was well secured to the wall and within hours it was ripped down. Other signs have gone missing from various other locations also.“The matter is been investigated by the Gardai and I am appealing to the public for any information relating to this crime,” he said. BIKE HIRE COMPANY CLAIMS IT IS BEING PUT OUT OF BUSINESS BY VANDALS was last modified: July 30th, 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:Bike Itdonegaldungloesabotagetourslast_img read more


first_img Comments   Share   As a rookie two years ago, Humphries was given the nickname “Knee Deep” by then-head coach Bruce Arians as the coach tried to keep his young lineman motivated after Humphries hyperextended his knee during a preseason practice.“A knee in his (expletive) every day,” Arians said at the time. “A foot wasn’t going to do it, so I nicknamed him ‘Knee Deep.’”Humphries worked his way to the starting line.But in 2017, the knee injury forced Humphries to get his first-ever surgery — one that left a 16-inch scar.Now, Humphries is looking toward his comeback.He said he’s been taking limited reps at practice over the last month.“It’s coming along good,” he said. “There’s highs and lows but for the most part, we’ve been having highs and I’m really excited about that.”Humphries said his dad has given him advice throughout the years, and one piece stuck out for him.Related LinksCardinals’ Deone Bucannon embracing leadership role under WilksCardinals RB D.J. Foster: Josh Rosen will be ‘exciting for the future, or now’Cardinals linebacker Josh Bynes embracing HC Steve Wilks’ grit“My dad taught me, you gotta focus on getting one foot in front of the other and focus on the now,” he said. “What you did last year or what you plan on doing the next three years don’t matter if you don’t handle what’s happening right now. In this Aug. 19, 2017, file photo, Arizona Cardinals offensive tackle D.J. Humphries (74) lines up against the Chicago Bears during the first half of a preseason NFL football game, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File) Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires It’s not just the line, though. Around the field, Humphries sees positives.The stars and the high-paid players aren’t acting like divas. The bench units are playing well. Everybody has been working hard in practice. Cornerback Patrick Peterson blocked a kick Monday, Humphries said.“No one’s going through the motions,” he said.It’s one thing to call out preseason forecasts that predict a losing season.Humphries sincerely sounds like he thinks this year will be better than last. He took a breath and lowered his voice a little before sharing his expectation:“I think we’re going to have something special going on around here.” Seven plays.Cardinals offensive lineman D.J. Humphries recalled that number four times during his appearance on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Bickley & Marotta on Monday.On the seventh play of the 2017 NFL season, Humphries sprained his MCL.He would return to play four more games before another MCL injury, plus a dislocated kneecap, ended his season.“The most frustrating part about it was I knew how much progress I made two years ago and I knew how much progress I made between the season before that just passed, going into that one, and I had a great feeling about what was going to happen,” Humphries said. “And then to go down, the seventh play of the season, it was super frustrating.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling “That’s the motto that I’ve been trying to stick to is just try to maximize what i can get out of the day, and get to the next one and do the same thing.”It’s hard for him not to look forward to the near future, though.First off, he has been impressed by offensive line coach Ray Brown, who had a 19-year career in the NFL spanning from 1986-2005. He was an assistant offensive line coach for eight years. This will be his third year in charge of a line, his first in Arizona.Humphries said the way they communicate is “effortless.”“He’s done the same thing so he understands,” Humphries said. “It’s completely different when you can look over to a guy and ask him, ‘How would you have done this?’”Second, he’s back with fellow offensive lineman Mike Iupati, who’s rather reserved publicly, but Humphries said makes his voice heard around the team.“Mike matches my tempo,” Humphries said. “It’s funny to see him all week chill, and then he’s, ‘Let’s go, let’s go!’”When the game starts and Iupati is “huffing and puffing,” Humphries knows: “We finna put on a show today.” Top Stories last_img read more