A dead minke whale washed up on rocks at Creevy Pier between Ballyshannon and Rossnowlagh on Wednesday evening/Thursday morning is attracting interest with increasing numbers of curious visitors arriving on Thursday evening to view the whale.
At approximately 25 to 28 feet in length, it is typical in size for a mature specimen. In general at physical maturity, males and females in the North Atlantic average between 7.9 - 8.17 m (25.9 - 26.8 ft) and 8.42 - 8.5 m (27.6 - 27.9 ft).
It's reported that there was "a steady stream of people" coming to view the dead whale.
The dead whale was lodged on rocks approximately 50 metres 'behind' the pier on the Kildoney side.
At high tide it may well be taken out to sea by the tide but for the moment it has been in the same spot for the best part of a day at high and low tide.
Source: Dead Minke whale found on shore at Creevy, Ireland
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Saudi Arabia isn't ready to allow women to drive cars, a powerful prince has announced, dismissing suggestions that the ban would soon be lifted.
"So far the society is not persuaded [by women driving] - and it has negative influence - but we stress that it is up to the Saudi society," said Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who has been granted unprecedented powers under the rule of his father. The prince added that it is not "a religious issue as much as it is an issue that relates to the community itself that either accepts it or refuses it," Gulf News reported.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. Although there are no formal written laws barring women from operating vehicles, they are not issued licenses, making it illegal for them to drive.
Other restrictions faced by women in the ultra-conservative country include being forced to wear loose-fitting gowns and being barred from going anywhere without a chaperone. They cannot open bank accounts, work certain jobs, attend university, undergo medical procedures, or travel outside the country without permission of a male guardian - usually their husband or a relative.
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Abby Martin, a leading alternative journalist, accuses Hillary Clinton of being a political shapeshifter who is "morphing her positions to try to capture support" from supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
In an April 17 episode of "The Empire Files," the investigative news program Martin hosts on TeleSUR English, she promised to expose "what Hillary Clinton really represents," devoting the entire half-hour program to exploring the presidential hopeful's history and corporate-driven agenda.
Under pressure from Sanders' unexpected success in his campaign, Clinton has attempted to position herself as an anti-establishment, anti-Wall Street candidate, as well as the best choice to oppose Donald Trump's open racism and Islamophobia.
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