“Stop The Tears” campaign launched to reduce road carnage

first_imgThe National Road Safety Council of Guyana on Thursday launched the “Stop The Tears” Campaign, an initiative to address and reduce the high percentage of deaths recorded on the roadways.A teardrop logo was officially erected in Kitty, Georgetown.A partnership of Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), Traffic Department of the Guyana Police Force (GPF); Public Security Ministry, Public Health Ministry, Public Infrastructure Ministry and private sponsors, the efforts are linked to spreading awareness on the importance of practising road safety.“We need to stop the tears. Road safety has become very dormant right now. People are not taking interest. We got to start knowing that this is a serious thing. Road safety is everybody’s business,” said National Road Safety CouncilPAHO/WHO Representative, Dr Paul EdwardsCoordinator Ramona Doergen.PAHO/WHO Representative, Dr Paul Edwards was present during the launch and emphasised on the worldwide impact of road deaths as he stated that the Organisation was pleased at the effort being made.“The theme of this activity reminds us of the importance to adhere to road safety rules if we actually want to stop the tears. Transportation plays a critical and central role in how we live our lives. While use of the road environment is an asset to society by allowing individuals to earn a living or stay connected, exposure can also bring the lift of death or injury to all road users.”The WHO lists road carnage as the ninth leading cause of death across all age ranges from a global standpoint. Additionally, vehicular accidents lead to the loss of over 1.2 million lives and over 50 million non-fatal injuries. Half of the ones who die are pedestrians, motorcyclists and cyclists.“Road traffic crashes are the main causes of death among people aged 15 to 29. In addition to the grief and suffering, road traffic crashes constitute an importantNational Road Safety Council Treasurer Shahab Hackpublic health and development problem with significant health and socio-economic costs,” said Edwards.He added, “Road crashes cost Government between one to three per cent of their gross national product. In Guyana, road accidents are among the leading causes of deaths; the number one cause of death for persons between the ages of five and 14 years and the number two cause of death for persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years.”Deputy Superintendent Dennis Stephen provided statistics which stated that 89 fatal accidents were recorded with a total of about 101 deaths.“One death is enough. What we’re trying to do is to work along with all stakeholders to reduce fatalities on our road,” he stated.last_img read more

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DONEGAL WOMAN NAMED LOS ANGELES IRISH PERSON OF THE YEAR!

first_imgA CO Donegal woman is set to follow in the footsteps of legendary crooner Bing Crosby – by being named Irish Person of the Year in Los Angeles!Lisa McLaughlin-Strassman, originally from Carndonagh, is being heralded for her voluntary work, particularly as organiser of the annual Los Angeles Irish Film Festival. The 137th Annual Irish Day Civic Ceremonies takes place on next Friday at L.A. City Hall.Lisa McLaughlin will be feted at a special lunch immediately afterwards and then introduced at the Official City of L.A.St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza at LA Live on St. Patrick’s Day.McLaughlin was selected by a committee from the Irish Fair Foundation. The foundation, which is also responsible for the California Rose of Tralee selection, each year, selects an Irish Man and Irish Woman and other honorees as part of the St. Patrick’s Day festivities in Los Angeles. McLaughlin is being recognized as an outstanding leader and major contributor to the arts and cultural fields and to the local American Irish community.Over the past four years, McLaughlin has developed the Los Angeles Irish Film Festival (L.A.I.F.F) into a major Irish Cultural Event but also has introduced L.A. audiences to Irish music, art, photography, poetry and even food, with an exploration of the ‘taste of Ireland’. In response to receiving the Irish Woman of the Year Award and to mark the fifth year of the Los Angeles Irish Film Festival, which will take place this autum, McLaughlin has arranged for a traditional Irish Currach to be built by an artisan/boatwright from Donegal.The theme of this year’s Festival will be “Sea of Exchange,” representing the emigration of people as well as films. Currach builder, Donal Mac Polin, will make the journey from Ireland and shepherd a hand-picked team of local craftsmen through the ancient steps of construction and assembly. DONEGAL WOMAN NAMED LOS ANGELES IRISH PERSON OF THE YEAR! was last modified: March 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:CarndonaghdonegalDONEGAL WOMAN NAMED LOS ANGELES IRISH PERSON OF THE YEAR!donegaldaily.comLisa McLaughlinlast_img read more

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Appeal launched to find much loved one-eyed cat in Churchill: Have you seen her?

first_imgMaisie was last seen around lunchtime on Wednesday.Maisie is all black and is very distinctive as she is missing her left eye. Her owner explains that it is very unusual for Maisie to not come home, and hopes that someone will recognise Maisie from this appeal and inform her of any sightings or if something happened to her.She also says that as she lives near the bottle banks in Churchill she fears Maisie may have jumped into a car.Can you help us get this much loved cat home to her owner? If you have spotted Maisie please email info@donegaldaily.com or send us a Facebook message.Appeal launched to find much loved one-eyed cat in Churchill: Have you seen her? was last modified: June 24th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)last_img read more

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FINN HARPS OFFER EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR PREMIER DIVISION

first_imgFinn HarpsFinn Harps have announced that early bird offers on season ticket for 2016 Premier season will close on Saturday 9th January.Tickets can be purchased online at www.finnharps.com or from the Finn Harps clubhouse from 11am to 6pm each weekday.The discounted price offers Adult supporters an opportunity to see all home matches for less than €10 per match. Harps will begin their Premier campaign with a mouth watering North West Derby game against Derry City at Finn Park on Friday 4th March.FINN HARPS OFFER EARLY BIRD TICKETS FOR PREMIER DIVISION was last modified: January 6th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Southampton v Newcastle preview and confirmed team news for live talkSPORT game

first_img Hughes eyes Southampton’s first home win of the season 3 Latest Premier League News huge blow Benitez knows his Newcastle side cannot afford to lose this game Rondon is available after a three-game absence It may only be matchday ten but Southampton’s Premier League clash with Newcastle on Saturday is a relegation six-pointer and you can listen to live commentary of the game on talkSPORT from 3pm.The visitors are arguably in need of the three points more as they are currently bottom of the Premier League having not won a single game this season. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Rafael Benitez (Newcastle): “We just have to make a few small changes to try to be successful. When you try to change too many things, it’s a massive risk.“When you start to change this and that, it can be worse. We are so close to winning the first game and climbing out of the bottom three. We have to believe we can do it.”Team newsMario Lemina is expected to be available for Southampton despite limping off during their goalless draw at Bournemouth last weekend with a knee problem.As for Newcastle, Salomon Rondon is fit after missing their last three games with a thigh problem. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED gameday cracker REVEALED tense shining 3 Ciaran Clark has also shaken off the thigh injury which kept him out of last weekend’s 1-0 home defeat by Brighton but fellow defender Florian Lejeune (knee) remains on the casualty list.Confirmed line-upsSouthampton: McCarthy, Cedric, Stephens, Hoedt, Bertrand, Elyounoussi, Romeu, Lemina, Redmond, Austin, Ings.Subs: Yoshida, Vestergaard, Long, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Gabbiadini, Gunn.Newcastle: Dubravka, Yedlin, Lascelles, Fernandez, Dummett, Ritchie, Diame, Shelvey, Kenedy, Muto, Perez.Subs: Ki, Schar, Rondon, Manquillo, Joselu, Darlow, Atsu. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January deals Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City However, after a reasonable start to the 2018/19 campaign, Saints have slipped down the table to 16th and are without a win in their last five Premier League outings.So this would be a perfect time for Mark Hughes’ men to get their first home win of the season as it will help steer them away from the drop.What the managers are sayingMark Hughes (Southampton): “There is a spring in everybody’s step, everybody is working well, that gives us the confidence in the environment here.“The feeling is that we are very close to where we want to be in terms of performances being matched by results, we are not a million miles away now.” Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 3last_img read more

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JUST WHO WILL HAVE THE X FACTOR IN GLENTIES THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

first_imgThis Saturday night is the night the people of Glenties and the surounding areas have been waiting weeks for. Because at 10pm sharp, 12 unmistakable acts will strut their stuff  in the M25 for charity.Tongues are wagging as to who will descend on the town for the big night but rumour has it that Lady Gaga and her entourage are already booked in to the Highlands!! This is the third year the town has hosted the X-Factor in Glenties and to date over €11,000 has been collected for various charities.The 3 beneficiaries this year are the Donegal hospice, The Ronald McDonald House which provides accommodation and a caring and supportive environment for families whose children are seriously ill and are hospitalised or undergoing medical treatment at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital and the Glenties playground. A great nights fun is guaranteed and the committee are encouraging everyone to come along and support these worthy causes.Admission is free on the night but if anyone would like to make a donation of any kind before the night can contact Martin on 086-8656312 or indeed we will have a donation box in place on the night. Lines will also be on sale for just €2 which can be purchased locally for a raffle on the night. JUST WHO WILL HAVE THE X FACTOR IN GLENTIES THIS SATURDAY NIGHT was last modified: February 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:Glenties X Factorlast_img read more

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Datebook

first_imgSATURDAY: Arts and crafts festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Carpenter Avenue Elementary School, 3909 Carpenter Ave., Studio City. Admission is $1. Kids free. The Los Angeles Police Department will conduct a child-safety/seat belt clinic, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd. Call (818) 995-1690 to make an appointment. The San Fernando Valley Historical Society will open the cemetery to the public, 9 a.m.-noon, 10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills. Pet vaccination clinic, 9-11 a.m., Burbank Police and Fire headquarters, 200 N. Third St. Citywide Alliance of Neighborhood Councils forum, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Los Angeles City College Faculty Center, 855 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Two-hour guided art tour of selected Metro Orange Line stations, 10 a.m. and noon, Sepulveda Station, Sepulveda and Victory boulevards. Friends of the Sylmar Library used book sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 14675 Polk Ave., Sylmar. Town Hall meeting, 10 a.m., North Valley Neighborhood City Hall Auditorium, 7747 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga. Health and safety fair, 10 a.m.-noon, San Fernando Gardens Community Center, 10896 Lehigh Ave., Pacoima. Robotics Academy competition and graduation, 1-3:30 p.m., Pierce College Faculty Dining Room, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Justice Academy graduation, 1-3 p.m., Los Angeles Valley College, Monarch Square, 5800 Fulton Ave., Valley Glen. Poetry reading, 2 p.m., Los Angeles Public Library’s Valley Plaza Branch, 12311 Vanowen St., North Hollywood. SUNDAY: Ventura County Rose Society will prune roses, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Stagecoach Inn Heritage Gardens, 51 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Beginning photography workshop, 11:30 a.m., Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 Walnut Ave., Burbank. Bring camera. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 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

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JOB VACANCY: PART-TIME DENTAL NURSE/CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANT WANTED

first_imgJOB VACANCY: A Letterkenny dental practice are seeking to recruit a dental nurse/chair-side assistant.They are seeking to recruit a candidate with the required qualifications for the vacant part-time position.Job description: The position is part-time with variable hours – usually mornings and will be for approximately 16 hours per-week. Job Responsibilities:To assist at chairside in dental surgery.To maintain a high level of hygiene within the surgery and environs.To carry out light reception duties including answering the telephone.Requirements:Experience in similar position preferred but not essential.Good communication skills.First aid certification preferred.Non-smoker.Available to commence position in near future.Willingness to undertake training within and outside of the practice.Apply with CV to Practice Principal DentLK@hotmail.com   JOB VACANCY: PART-TIME DENTAL NURSE/CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANT WANTED was last modified: June 24th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

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From DFA to A’s opener: How Liam Hendriks turned season around

first_imgBALTIMORE — It’s OK to admit it — you never saw this coming. Nobody did.With the state of a struggling starting rotation that has the A’s (87-57) looking for ways to take as much stress off the starters as possible, reliever Liam Hendriks finds himself at the center of the A’s new “bullpenning” strategy by opening games in their first three attempts.This is the same Liam Hendriks who battled through a couple of injuries early in the season before getting designated for assignment June 25 …last_img

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Forecasting a decline in farm income in 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farm income, assets, and equity are all expected to decline nearly 3% in 2016, while farm debt is forecasted to rise about 2%.But these numbers may not tell the whole story.AAEA member Ani Katchova, Associate Professor and Ohio State’s Farm Income Enhancement Chair, recently met with Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. The meeting was part of a day on Capitol Hill focused on “Dynamics of farm profitability: Factors influencing the decline in income.”“I felt honored to have the opportunity to share information and present at the Capitol Hill briefing,” Katchova said.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visited with Katchova about her recent trip to Washington. OSU Ani KatchovaDuring the briefing, Katchova presented an analysis of data from USDA ERS’ February agricultural forecast. Reflecting on declining farm incomes, Katchova noted:In 2016, net cash farm income is anticipated to decline by 2.5%Net farm income is anticipated to decline by 3% between 2015 and 2016.Also in 2016, farm assets are expected to decline by 1.6%, farm equity by 2.2%, and farm debt is anticipated to grow by 2.3%However, despite these tensions in the marketplace, Katchova noted that there is hope.“Even with two years of forecasted decline, the farm sector balance sheet is very strong with solvency ratios for the agricultural sector that are near historic lows,” she said.Additionally, she reflected on farmland values and rents in her briefing using an analysis of data from USDA’s Land Values Summaries. Highlights included:U.S. cropland values increased by a modest rate of 0.7% in 2015U.S. cropland cash rents increased by 2.4% in 2015.Regionally, while Ohio experienced an increase of 3.5% in cropland values in 2015 and 3.6% increase in cash rents in 2015, several other states in the Corn Belt experienced declines. Regarding this discrepancy, Katchova noted that one explanation is that rental contracts are typically not negotiated every year and farmers may not be willing to lose control of their rented acres.At the briefing, Katchova also presented her research with Mary Ahearn from USDA ERS on the land needs of beginning and young farmers. They have found that these groups own less farmland than their established counterparts and current low farm income rates may be impacting them greatly.“Not only do beginning and young farmers need to pay land rents and debt payments on real estate, but they also need to grow as they establish their operations, which puts additional pressure on their declining farm income,” she said.At the briefing Katchova also noted that farm financial ratios, measuring liquidity, profitability, and solvency have all worsened in the last two to three years, but they are still among the highest in the last decade.“Overall, the ag sector is coming down from historic highs but is currently in a strong position, with only a limited number of farmers experiencing financial distress,” she said.last_img read more

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