first_imgTropical World in Letterkenny has become a huge success since it was launched.From skunks to butterflies, the centre on the outskirts of the town at Loughnagin has it all. Run by the well-known Alcorn family, the centre again opens for a busy season this Friday, March 30th.Last year the centre played host to more than 20,000 visitors and this year looks like it’s going to be even busier.However the centre will today host a very special open day to explain all it has to offer.The day, which runs from 1-5pm, is aimed at all those in the tourism sector as well as teachers from across the county and further afield. The day is aimed at showing first-hand al the amazing flora and fauna on display at Tropical World as well as answering any questions people might have.If anyone from the tourism of education sectors cannot make today’s open day, they are asked to contact Tropical World directly on 0749121655 or visit WORLD TO BLOSSOM FOR TEACHERS AND TOURIST BOSSES was last modified: March 28th, 2012 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:OPENINGteacherstropical worldlast_img read more

Settlement recommended though evidence sketchy

first_imgA 20-year-old woman who said she was sexually assaulted by a detention officer at Central Juvenile Hall should receive a $321,520 settlement, despite a lack of evidence to file criminal charges, the county Claims Board recommended Monday. In a case that originally sought $1.7 million, county officials already have spent about $367,000 on legal fees and other costs, so the board recommended settling. While the detention services officer adamantly denies assaulting the unidentified woman, a nurse at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center who examined her concluded that she had injuries consistent with a sexual assault, according to a report written by Assistant County Counsel Roger Granbo. “Although our medical expert testified at deposition that the injury was also consistent with other conditions unrelated to sexual abuse, a jury may sympathize with (the woman) and return a verdict in her favor,” Granbo wrote. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals But an LAPD detective found that there was insufficient evidence and, because of inconsistent statements the victim made, did not find her credible. Prosecutors also found that there was insufficient evidence to file charges, and the Probation Department’s internal investigation determined that the allegations were unfounded. The Board of Supervisors will vote Dec. 20 whether to give final approval to the settlement. In another case Monday, the claims board recommended a $100,000 settlement for Claudia Prada, who was sunbathing near the lifeguard tower at Hermosa Beach when a lifeguard truck allegedly drove over her right hip, officials said. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more