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Donegal road safety group’s plea as dark evenings set in

first_imgAs the clocks go back one hour this weekend and as we prepare for the onset of winter with evenings getting darker earlier, the Donegal Road Safety Working Group is urging all road users to take extra care on the roads.Brian O’Donnell Road Safety Officer is advising road users to be more cautious and to look out for other road users.“I would encourage all cyclists to check the lights on their bicycle, get the high-vis out and make sure you have got all the gear that you need. “For motorists, you always need to be cautious but certainly from next week on you will be sharing the roads in darkness with very vulnerable road users including school children, so everyone has to be more careful. All road users and pedestrians should stay safe and be seen.”“We all need to play our part in road safety, especially as it gets darker earlier. Road users must accept their responsibility, think about their actions on the roads and modify their driving to cope with winter conditions. Similarly, pedestrians and cyclists need to stay safe and be seen,”The “Be Safe Be Seen” message urges pedestrians and cyclists to wear bright, reflective clothing and to use lights where appropriate. Drivers are also being asked to make sure their cars are fit for winter and their tyres are in good condition.Lights should be clean, working and correctly adjusted while windscreen wipers also need to be in good condition. With foggy conditions very common at this time of year motorists are also encouraged to check weather and travel advice before making long journeys. From 1 November 2018 to date, 146 people have lost their lives in road traffic collisions on Ireland’s roads, 57 of those fatalities were in the months of November, December, January and February.Each one of us has the power to make a difference, so please let us all make safer choices when using the road. Donegal road safety group’s plea as dark evenings set in was last modified: October 24th, 2019 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:councildarkdonegaleveningsplealast_img read more

Top local athletes head to Santa Rosa

first_imgThe top talent in the Humboldt-Del Norte League will match up against some of the top talent from beyond the area at a pair of North Coast Section meets in Santa Rosa today.The top four from each event in the HDN will travel for the big meets, with the bigger schools competing at Santa Rosa High and the smaller schools traveling to Montgomery High for the Class A championships.At stake is a potential trip to the Meet of Champions in Berkeley next weekend, and from there a possible trip all …last_img read more

Off to Canada: Humboldt State men kick off four-game road stint north of the border tonight

first_imgThe easy one was on Tuesday for the Humboldt State men’s basketball team, who enjoyed a 107-87 win over visiting Pacific Union in the Jacks’ yearly tune up game. From here on out, the season will only get more demanding for this iteration of Lumberjacks as they head north of the border to Burnaby, B.C., for four games in four days.Humboldt (1-0) will face Simon Fraser (0-2) tonight at 7 p.m., Western Washington (1-1) on Saturday, Douglass College (2-2) on Sunday and Capilano (4-0) on Monday.“W …last_img read more

“Jested” GCKDBV GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – August 2nd, 2010

first_img“Jested” GCJested TowerThe Czech Republic geocache “Jested” (GCKDBV) rests high on Mt. Jested, not far from the border of Germany and Poland.The search for this cache takes you to one of the most stunning landmarks of Northern Bohemia,  Jested Tower.  The structure is an architectural feat which combines a 94 meter (308 foot) tall transmitter tower, a hotel and a restaurant.More than 1200 geocachers have logged “Jested” since Dorcadion Team hid the cache in August of 2004.The regular-sized difficulty 2, terrain 2.5 geocache takes adventures up to an altitude of 987 meters (3,237 feet).  Dorcadion says his other interest, ”(except geocaching) is photography of nature and architecture – and this tower is one of the most interesting examples of modern architecture in our country…”View from Mt. JestedBeyond discovering the traditional geocache, you’ll also find an amazing view that extends to Germany and Poland.Dorcadion says he didn’t really expect the cache to become so popular, “in the time when I placed the cache (the first in the whole Liberec region)  the number of all Czech geocachers was lower than 50… But I expected that people will visit this cache – Jested is very popular and easily accessible by rail car, car or by short steep hike.”Explore all the Geocaches of the Week here.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”Geocache” GC40 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – August 15, 2011August 15, 2011In “Community”The Most Found Geocache in the WorldMay 19, 2013In “Community”Eternity in Casablanca GC1P5G6 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – July 25, 2011July 25, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

Rahul most preferred for CWG brand ambassador: Survey

first_imgHe is considered to be the prime minister-in-waiting by many, but a recent survey among students has shown that Rahul Gandhi is also the face India would like to see as the brand ambassador for the Commonwealth Games.A whopping 72 per cent of those surveyed said they wanted the Gandhi scion to be the brand ambassador for the CWG.The survey was conducted by the Associated Chambers for Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) among 10,000 students in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Dehradun, Jaipur, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar.It revealed that Sachin Tendulkar (64 per cent) is the second choice of the nation for face of the Commonwealth Games 2010, followed by Amir Khan (56 per cent) and A R Rahman (42 per cent).The major options among the different categories included politicians, Bollywood stars, sportspersons and other public icons, who majorly influence the common man.Seventy two per cent of the respondents said Gandhi was the most honest, straightforward and trustworthy youth leader.The respondents said that the young Congress leader has instilled confidence in the youth and he is the motivational factor who can set standards for them.Sachin Pilot, Minister of State for Communications and Infotech got 14 per cent, while Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry and Congress MP Jitin Prasada got six per cent votes each as the face of the Games.Among the sportspersons, iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar (64 per cent) tops the list followed by Saina Nehwal (20 per cent), Viswanathan Anand (18 per cent) and Abhinav Bindra (six per cent).advertisementThe survey also highlighted the face for Commonwealth Games 2010 among the film industry. Actor Amir Khan — the perfectionist — came out on top with 56 per cent of the respondents voting for him as the first choice.Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with 18 per cent, Shahrukh Khan with 12 per cent and Ranbir Kapoor with six per cent followed in the list.Other public figures included A R Rahman (42 per cent), Chetan Bhagat and singer Shaan.The survey also highlighted the city which had the highest potential to organise the Commonwealth Games 2010 in India. Bangalore with 75 per cent first choice vote emerged as the most preferred city to organise the Games.It was also felt that the involvement of Indian business houses jointly with the Games organisers would have made a difference. Sixty per cent of respondents voted for Tata followed by Reliance (18 per cent), Jindal Group (15 per cent) and DLF group (seven per cent).- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Mercedes B Class launched in India at Rs 21.49 lakh

first_imgGerman luxury carmaker launched its new Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer in India on Tuesday. The new luxury car will be priced at Rs 21.49 lakh for the B180 and Rs 24.87 lakh for the B180 Sport (ex-Mumbai).According to reports, Mercedes Benz B Class Sports Tourer is available in two variants B 180 and the B 180 Sport. It may be noted that the B-Class is India’s first sports tourer. The sports tourer category comprises cars like the Audi A3 Sportsback, BMW Active Tourer 1 series and VW Tiguan and Touran and Ford C Max.The car is reportedly packed with safety features with 7 airbags including a knee airbag. Mercedes-Benz is offering a 1.6 litre petrol engine that churns out 122PS of power and is repotedly mated to Merc’ss 7-speed dual clutch gearbox with 3 driving modes. Debashis Mitra, Director, Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz India said: “We are extremely excited with the initial response of the B-Class in India. Our Strategy of introducing the segment & then launching the car has been well received by our customers. The huge response only demonstrates that the Three Pointed Star is easily the most aspired brand in India and kicks off a beginning of our product offensive in next couple of year in India.””The sell out of the new B-Class in the pre launch phase convinces us that there is a latent demand for ‘Sports Tourers’ in India and they are looking forward for cars loaded with features,” he further added. With this launch, Mercedes would be able to take on rivals BMW and Audi. The B-Class has been a success with over 75000 units sold within the first few months of its launch globally.It may be noted that most of the models of these three luxury carmakers are priced above Rs 30 lakh. These iconic car brands are attempting to appeal to the younger and highly aspirational salaried class. In coming five to six years, Mercedes Benz India expects cars priced in the Rs 20-25 lakh band to account for 40-50 percent of total sales.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

Naidu embarks on longest ever ‘padayatra’

first_imgFaced with a now-or-never situation to return to power in the 2014 assembly elections, former Andhra Pradesh chief minister and Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday embarked on a marathon 2,340 km-long “padayatra” (foot march) to reach out to the people across the length and breadth of the state.Risking his health, 63-year-old Naidu began his arduous walkathon, “Vasthunna Mee Kosam” (I am coming for your sake), from Hindupur in Anantapur district. In the morning he offered floral tributes to the party’s founder-president N.T. Rama Rao at NTR Ghat in Hyderabad, besides Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his birth anniversary. He flew down to Bangalore along with his wife Bhuvaneshwari and son Lokesh Naidu and reached Hindupur by road.He offered prayers at the Suguru Anjaneyaswamy temple in Hindupur and started the padayatra after garlanding the statues of Mahatma Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, Jyothirao Phule and NTR and unveiling a pylon. On the first day, he would cover 8.7 km.The 117-day marathon yatra would cover as many as 13 districts, including Anantapur, Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Ranga Reddy, Medak, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Khammam, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam and end at Ichchapuram in Srikakulam district on January 26, 2012, coinciding with the Republic Day.Sporting imported Duomax imported shoes, Naidu will walk at the rate of 12-15 km every day and is taking care to maintain his stamina and health. Besides the 1,000 party workers slated to accompany him all through the walkathon, party leaders have arranged a team of doctors, a personal cook and other paraphernalia. While Naidu is avoiding the special protection group security cover, the government is ensuring that he is provided with adequate security during the yatra.If completed without any hitches, Naidu’s padayatra is going to be the longest ever taken up by any politician. In 2003, former Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy undertook the historic padayatra, Praja Prasthanam, of about 1500 km, starting from Chevella in Ranga Reddy district to Itchapuram in Srikakulam district in mid-summere; the yatra catapulted YSR to power in the 2004 assembly elections.For Naidu, the padayatra is going to be one last attempt to get back to power after a gap of 10 years. With the ruling Congress party in dire straits and his main rival YSR Congress party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy cooling his heels behind bars, the TDP president has found it an excellent opportunity to reach out to the people and win back their confidence.”It is my responsibility to call on the people who are in deep distress. There is absolutely no governance in the state and the people are suffering due to ever increasing prices of essential commodities, severe power cuts and drought. During my padayatra, I want to meet the people, understand their miseries and instil confidence among them. I am sure they will understand the difference between my rule and the present regime,” Naidu told the media before embarking on the padayatra.Naidu is confident that the people would repose confidence in him, as they were disgusted with the 10-year Congress rule. He is trying to convince the people that TDP is the only genuine opposition party in the state, while YSR Congress party would have to get merged with the Congress sooner or later.advertisementlast_img read more