2 injured in 3-vehicle collision at Mocha

first_imgTwo persons, including a school child, were injured on Friday following a three-vehicle collision along the Mocha Access Road, East Bank Demerara (EBD). Among those injured is a taxi driver identified as Davindra Premnauth.He reportedly suffered a broken leg, lacerations to the body and minor head injuries. The child, who was in the vehicle driven by Premnauth, was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted.Based on reports received, the taxi bearing registration number HC 3999 was on its way out of Diamond, EBD, when another vehicle with registration plates PVV 6845 which was in front of it suddenly pulled to the corner of the roadway, forcing the taxi driver to overtake.In the process of overtaking, Premnauth hit PVV 6845, causing him to lose control of his motor vehicle which resulted in him going into the opposite lane where he collided with the right front of a motor lorry, GVV 8446.The child and the driver from the taxi were pulled from the wreckage by public spirited citizens and rushed to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre. The child however, was in an unconscious state upon arrival at hospital.The wrecked vehicle was towed to the Providence Police Station as Police continue their investigations.last_img read more

Former Brazil striker Ronaldo leaves Ibiza clinic after flu scare

first_img“It’s going to be an amazing season with tons of great football and surprises,” he added.Earlier on Tuesday a spokeswoman for the clinic in the centre of Ibiza said the player had left the building though a side exit to bypass the waiting press. A spokesman for the former player also confirmed his departure in an email message.Ronaldo said Sunday he was being treated for a severe bout of flu after being taken to hospital Friday.Local newspaper Diario de Ibiza said the former Real Madrid star had been treated in intensive care for pneumonia at the city’s public hospital before being transferred to the clinic.The 41-year-old, who was named FIFA’s world player of the year three times prior to his retirement from football in 2011, is a regular visitor to Ibiza, where he owns a house.He won his first cap for Brazil as a 17-year-old and went on to score 62 goals in 97 international appearances, including both goals when Brazil beat Germany 2-0 in the 2002 World Cup final.Ronaldo is interested in buying Spanish first division side Valladolid, according to media reports in Brazil in May.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldo said Sunday he was being treated for a severe bout of flu after being taken to hospital Friday © AFP/File / Alexander NEMENOVMadrid, Spain, Aug 14 – Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo left a clinic in Ibiza on Tuesday following a four-night stay for treatment for a flu infection.“Hello everyone! I’m already home after a few days at the clinic. Thank u for your love and comments, and many thanks to the team of doctors and nurses,” he tweeted alongside a picture of himself smiling and giving the thumbs up sign.last_img read more

Premier League Preview Show

first_imgTom Rennie and the former Arsenal and Southend United winger, Adrian Clarke, look ahead to this weekend’s action – including the race for the top four, with the Gunners hoping to pip Liverpool or Manchester City to a place in next season’s Champions League.last_img


first_imgDonegal’s Gymnastic Display Team, Finesse along with 21 gymnasts from Dublin will have the honour of representing Ireland at this year’s international Festival Del Sole, Italy.The Festival Del Sole is the biggest international gymnastics for all (G.F.A.) event in the Mediterranean area.For a whole week, the city of Riccione is turned into a huge gymnastic stage where more than 4,000 gymnasts from around the world will perform at their best. The Festival Del Sole was established in Riccione in 1989. It was the first of its kind in Italy: never before, have a Mediterranean country tried to organise an international event of general gymnastics. The Festival proved to be a great success right from its first edition, attracting 58 teams from 11 different European countries. Since then the festival has doubled in size.In 2010 the Festival Del Sole celebrated its tenth edition: Riccione was literally invaded by more than 3,400 gymnasts from 19 countries around the world who performed in front of 50,000 spectators. It was a very special edition that culminated with the great closing ceremony in conjunction with Riccione’s very own Notte Rosa. The last edition took place on July 2012. They introduced a fourth sports Arena in order to allow more gymnasts to perform—peaking at 4,300 participants and over 20 countries.“To be a part of the Irish team is a huge achievement for these young Donegal gymnasts,” said Tony King.“Finesse was formed just over two years ago and the team has since gone from strength to strength after receiving back to back medals at the London Gymnastics Festival and also having the honour of closing last year’s Gymfusion at the millennium forum Derry as part of their city of culture celebrations. “Everyone involved within the club deserves some credit; there is a huge amount of commitment involved, from the parents doing fundraising to the gymnasts spending countless hours training and the coaches for all the hard work and effort that they have put into getting this team to where they are today and making opportunities such as this one possible.”Finesse Gymnastics Display TeamAmber Beecroft, Ciara Beecroft, Rachel Canning, Ailbhe Gallagher, Molly Gallagher,Adele King , Ellie King , Fiona Lafferty, Orla Lonergan , Orla McCarron, Aisling Nulty,Cara Nulty , Molly Nulty, Abi O’Connor, Aoife O’Connor, Tori O’Connor. CoachMeganne HerronChoreographerLinda Bennett MAGNIFICO! DONEGAL GYMNASTS TO REPRESENT IRELAND IN ITALY was last modified: March 10th, 2014 by John2Share 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:donegalFinesseGymnasticsIrelandItaluitalylast_img read more

DD Pets: Being a good dog owner – with LK Pets

first_imgWhy is it so important to leash your dog in public?Many people think this is just another nuisance law to abide by. They think there dog is friendly and there is no reason it should be leashed. It may be true you may have a friendly dog but other dogs may not be as friendly. If you see someone walking their dog on a leash you should assume that they and the dog both do not want to be approached by a strange dog. This weekend I was out on a walk and just up ahead of me I seen a leashed bichon being attacked by a off leash husky. This all could have been prevented if the owner had the leash in his hand actually attached to his dog. The good news is the dog was ok but it was pretty freighted.Events like these can have a traumatic effect on dogs. Its more than likely this bichon may now start showing aggression through fear to larger dogs if not even small dogs.Not every dog is ok to be approached by strange dogs regardless of how friendly your dog is.Why Muzzle a dog?If any dog has any aggression issues, nervous issues, or shyness with other dogs or people you should muzzle that dog on walks on leash or off leash. If you want to take the muzzle off your dog you should really contact a professional Trainer for help with training to get your dog safe in a public place.Keep your garden secure Why should you keep your garden secure and not let your dog wander the streets?There are many reasons why it’s important to have a fenced and secure yard for your dog. Mostly its common sense. If your dog chases cars you are not just putting your dog in jeopardy but you are also putting drivers on the road at risk of crashing to avoid your dog. I dodge the same dog everyday on my way home from work. If your yard is too big to fence then either buy a dog run or keep your dog leashed unless you have a solid recall.Check out our k9academy facebook page. Canine good citizen award now taking place for all dogs on Sundays starting Sunday 9th of October.Meet Ray…….K9 Academy is run by Ray Breslin who is a Certified and Professional Dog Trainer. Ray has a wealth of experience, education and knowledge in the dog training world. He has trained with some of the top Trainers in Ireland and America. He has competed and titled with his own dogs in competition sports for Obedience, Protection, and Tracking. He has Trained and rehabilitated hundreds of dogs. His training methods are based on motivation which is the same method used to train guide dogs, police dogs and service dogs. He promises success as long as you promise commitment to training. DD Pets: Being a good dog owner – with LK Pets was last modified: October 3rd, 2016 by Ray BreslinShare 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

Just one of 120 nurses allocated to Letterkenny University Hospital

first_imgThere has been widespread shock with the news that just 1 out of 120 Advanced Nurse Practitioners has been allocated to Letterkenny UNiversity Hospital.Donegal Sinn Féin Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has conveyed his shock saying the move is an insult to diabetes patients.Senator Mac Lochlainn said “This summer, the Donegal Oireachtas members were present at a meeting in Dublin between the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, his senior officials and the Donegal branch of Diabetes Ireland. “At that meeting the Minister assured all present that he would support the application by Letterkenny University Hospital management for the positions of a paediatrics Advanced Nurse Practitioner (with the role into transition services to adult clinics), plus a second ANP in adult services who would also develop a speciality in pump therapy for adults.“This was to address the fact that the number of health care professionals at Letterkenny University Hospital is only half that required to support the numbers of persons with diabetes type 1 (700) and type 2 (6,000) in Donegal. This has led to absolutely shocking waiting times of around two years or over twenty months for a recall appointment for diabetes patients in the county”.It has now been confirmed that these two important ANP posts have been refused by the HSE and the Department of Health.The Sinn Fein politician said this is an insult to diabetes care campaigners in Donegal and it is totally unacceptable. He added “Indeed, out of 120 ANP posts allocated to hospitals across the State, only one came to Letterkenny University Hospital. I also understand that an application for an ANP for the hospital’s A&E Department was turned down despite the well documented pressures on that department.“I am demanding answers from Minister Harris and I am demanding that he urgently meet with the Donegal branch of Diabetes Ireland to address their serious concerns”.Just one of 120 nurses allocated to Letterkenny University Hospital was last modified: September 23rd, 2017 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:donegalletterkennyNURSElast_img read more

Trump intends to uphold tradition of presidents and baseball

first_imgBy Jonathan Lemire | Associated PressNEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s plan to attend Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday will continue a rich tradition of intertwining the American presidency with America’s pastime.Franklin D. Roosevelt’s limousine drove onto the field ahead of the 1933 World Series, the last time the nation’s capital hosted the Fall Classic. Congressional hearings on the stock market collapse were postponed so senators could attend the game.Harry S. Truman tossed out a …last_img

Your Next Geocaching Vacation – Peru

first_imgAlane Brown created the In the Andes of Perú GeoTour. It’s the first GeoTour in South America and it very well may be the highest GeoTour on Earth, climbing more than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above sea level. The GeoTour is one of more than two dozen GeoTours around the globe.Here are Alane’s answers to questions from curious geocachers:Why did you create this GeoTour? I’m a Peace Corps Volunteer assigned to one of the small towns in the Yanamarca Valley. (My town is Marco, population 1,700 and dropping.) I’m in the Environment program. We’re here to find ways to work collaboratively with local people to improve awareness of the value of the natural environment and also to improve environmental conditions. The local environmental action group and I decided that a GeoTour would be a creative way to do both of those things. Local people are learning more about their own natural resources as they come together to work on the GeoTour. We’re also including environmental action projects in the tour. We placed geocaches in areas where problems exist and also at local success stories, such as reforestation projects. And, of course, if this eco-tourism project improves the economy in this low-income area, that should lead organically to more interest in caring for the valley. Share with your Friends:More We hope that people from around the world will visit us. Many people here take their home for granted. Seeing it through the eyes of visitors will help build local pride. This valley is in the lowest 25% of communities in Peru, economically. If you visit us and spend a little money in the valley, that truly matters for us. Young people are migrating out of this rural area. A little bit of tourism income might entice a few of them to stay. We’d like to see a small but steady stream of visitors. We don’t want to become Machu Picchu—a GeoTour is a perfect way to generate some light tourism without destroying the traditional way of life of the valley. We’d like to have some friends from around the world stop by to share the gentle beauties of our home. What will geocachers discover on the Andes of Peru GeoTour that they might not expect?  When people think of Peru, they think of Machu Picchu and the Inca Empire. Over the span of the history of the Andes, that was just the blink of an eye, less than 100 years. Before that, there were hundreds of cultures spread like a patchwork quilt across the Andes. In our valley and the surrounding hills, it was the Xauxa culture. I’m from the American Southwest, and the Xauxa culture is very similar to the Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) culture. Lots of little stone buildings remain to tell the tale of a vanished civilization. In this tour you’ll build up a picture of these people as you visit the remains of their towns, roads, aqueducts and graves. You can even hire a local shaman to do a traditional ceremony with you to thank the ancient spirits for letting you explore these sites. What do you hope is the response to the GeoTour?  Geocachers like a challenge! The Yanamarca Valley floor is at 11,300 feet above sea level, and the surrounding hills go up to 13,000 feet. You’ll explore all of that. We recommend spending the first day walking or biking around the valley floor if you need to acclimatize to the altitude. It’s a lovely area to explore. Over 90% of the buildings are traditional adobe with red tile roofs. Farming is the center of the economy. You’ll see grandmothers in their colorful mantas watching their sheep, pass fields of quinoa, and complete a challenge that will take you to 10 brightly-painted neighborhood chapels. This area is bursting with genuine Peruvian folkways, and as a geocacher, you’ll see it all up close. Above the valley floor, you’ll hike into the hills to find archeological sites, interesting rock formations, and lovely views of the distant Huaytapallana glacier. This is a great location for geocaching because here are so many little delights to be discovered, that you would definitely not come across without geocaching. What else do geocachers need to know?  My Peace Corps service runs through the end of 2014. Over the course of this year, the local committee and I would love to get input from our pioneer visitors. Please join our Facebook group and let us know when you’ll be here. Maybe we can meet so we can give you some pointers…and you can give us some suggestions![youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XdtSjHd1iw#t=23] It seems like geocaching in the Andes embodies the spirit of exploration. Why might this be the ideal place for geocaching?  SharePrint RelatedInside Geocaching HQ Podcast Transcript (Episode 15): GeoToursJune 18, 2018In “Community”Want a Reward for Finding Geocaches? Keep Reading…March 2, 2015In “Community”Travel like a local, not a touristApril 23, 2019In “News”last_img read more

Barnes & Noble’s eBook Store Launch Successful, But Hurt by Absence of eReader Hardware

first_imgWhen Barnes & Noble launched its eBook store, it immediately attracted a lot of potential customers. According to Compete’s Dillon McGovern, more than four times as many people visited the eBook section on B&N’s website than the Amazon Kindle store during the first week after the launch in July. After just about a month, though, these numbers returned to normality and today Amazon once again leads the pack by a very wide margin. While B&N was able to attract a lot of interest in its new eBook offerings, it was clearly hurt by the fact that it didn’t offer users a hardware eReader yet. For now, B&N only advertises its iPhone, BlackBerry, and PC/Mac software readers on its site, but the company doesn’t offer any compatible hardware readers just yet. Since the launch of the eBook store, B&N has announced a partnership with iRex and we are still waiting for the mythical Plastic Logic eReader to appear.A spike in interest right after the launch of a new product is obviously nothing unusual, but this data shows that B&N could challenge the Kindle in the long run. To do so, however, B&N needs to offer users a clear alternative to Amazon’s Kindle. Sony, which offers numerous eReaders that are connected to its eBook store, is obviously also trying to make a major push in the eBook market and while its numbers are slowly trending up, Amazon and the Kindle remain in a clear lead. As Compete’s McGovern points out, B&N has shown that it can easily drive its customers to its eBook store – thanks, in no small part, to a very successful email campaign – but it will need to offer a hardware eReader to really take on Amazon. frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#E-Books#news#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Smart Luggage Eases Travel; Strict Industry Regulation Could Jeopardize the Market

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Abhishek Budholiya is a tech blogger, digital marketing pro, and has contributed to numerous tech magazines. Currently, as a technology and digital branding consultant, he offers his analysis on the tech market research landscape. His forte is analysing the commercial viability of a new breakthrough, a trait you can see in his writing. When he is not ruminating about the tech world, he can be found playing table tennis or hanging out with his friends. Tags:#luggage market#smart baggage locks#smart luggage market Follow the Puck Ever since internet was introduced to the world, it has undergone startling evolution. What began by connecting institutions and businesses for efficient work, no connects everything from our bodies, homes, communities to goods and services and our whole ecosystem. All of these factors are a enough for a ‘perfect storm’- read: Internet of Things (IoT), which has nearly engulfed every ‘thing’ and changed the way we live over the next decade. IoT’s unimaginable vast network where people-to-people, people-to-things, and things-to-things are connected, our living ecosystem is fundamentally changing because not just how decisions are taken, but who makes them and where are those decisions taken will impact our work and homes.Among other connected things including the buildings we live in, products we buy, the food we eat, the room we sleep in, our food and the soil we grow- everything potentially a part of IoT, key leaders involved in the IoT technology development are looking at the next important step- Smart Luggage . Whether traveling by rail or flight, travelers always have to be careful with their luggage as the fear of bags being stolen, mislaid or harmed in any way always exists.Smart Luggage Means Never Having to Worry about Your Bags Ever AgainTag, Track and, Locate: Though carryon baggage lets travelers skip the queue, checking in those bags is time consuming and labor intensive task, as travelers need to print tags, secure them to their bags and drop-off at the check in counters. In a bid to simplify this process, a Germany-based luggage manufacturer rolled out a range of suitcases that comes with an embedded E Ink display. Same size as the standard paper luggage tag, E Ink display gathers data from either supported airline mobile application or the manufacturer’s own app. The airline app then have to simply use its check-in feature and sync it with the electronic tag- helping the airline to drop-off luggage at the dedicated airport counter. The luggage manufacturer also claims that its own app can also be used for initiation as well as switching the tag to contact information mode – making the E Ink display useful even if the airlines or airports do not support electronic tags. Presently available at available at Munich, Hamburg and Frankfurt airports, smart luggage tags have major potential.Missing or permanently lost baggage are a nightmare for travelers. The feeling is sinking to say the least. With advanced IoT based solutions, travelers would never have to worry about losing their bags. With the help of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, data stored in the smart luggage tags can be consistently and accurately captured by scanners utilizing radio waves. This makes way for simple and effective tracking. Travelers are literally omnipresent with their bags at all times- ensuring they have made it on to the plane and unloaded at the other ‘relevant’ final destination. The RFID technology- likely to be used at 344 airports around the world with a success rate of 99.9% after numerous trials coupled with management reporting systems- will make baggage handling efficient.Secure with a Lock: Considering how easy it is to lock luggage and lose the key to it or forget passwords, advanced ways to smart lock luggage are in contention. Among the contenders: locks that allows users to easily unlock the luggage through a tap on their smartphones, locking and unlocking using fingerprint ID, smart baggage locks with GPS that would enable travelers to check on their bag and ensure it is still locked along with real-time along with notifications when the bag is loaded onto a plane. The smart luggage locks uses Near Field Communication (NFC) NFC and a battery or at times smart locks can also be accessed using a pre-paired NFC smart sticker– that travelers can put in their wallet, in case of non-availability of an NFC-enabled device.Knock off Weighty-issues: Ceiling on baggage weight is the biggest gripe for flyers. While manufacturers have made advancements in materials and design along with other features such as GPS tracking, many players are beginning to take a hold and have come up with smart inbuilt scale that would indicate- on the phone screen the luggage’s weight- on pulling the handle of the suitcase and if it meets the airline’s baggage requirements.Remote-controlled Smart Wheels: Even those most luggage have wheels attached to them, travelers still have to trawl it. To further enhance the traveler experience and more it less harrowing, smart luggage that does not need trailing are doing rounds. These smart luggage, having wheels can be controlled by a remote.Additionally, to get the smart luggage game even more high-tech, a groundbreaking ‘seeing’ suitcase was introduced in the smart luggage market last month, and is billed as the world’s first ever ‘vision-powered carry-on’. Powered by ‘Computer Vision’, the luxury smart luggage recognizes its user and analyzes surroundings. The suitcase is designed to move alongside its user at the speed of 6 mph in “Side Follow” mode. And, in case of an obstruction, the suitcase will stop, drop back and follow from behind.Smart Luggage That Convert into Beds, Kitchen, and Offices?Did you ever want to have a bed, kitchen and, work station all combined in your luggage? The answer is in a suitcase that the world welcomed last month, designed by an Australian-born designer. The smart luggage made of aluminum and wood exterior and leather interiors– come in various designs. The smart suitcase can be converted into a work desk and a sleeping bag- with cushions and side frames to keep accessories and belongings. In the next phase, the company is also set to launch a series of smart, luxurious suitcase that will work as a kitchen with foldable chopping table, mini fridge, built-in power supply and drawers for cutlery.Are Smart Luggage Secure? Multiple Bans, Poor Enforcement, Information Theft to Decelerate Market The smart luggage is in for some challenges after the US airlines put a ban on lithium-ion batteries. These batteries are what make a luggage ‘smart’- is highly inflammable and could cause a fire break mid-flight. Although, Lithium-ion batteries present in devices like laptops and suitcases are acceptable, the ones present in smart luggage are not owing to the fact that these are often pushed in the overhead cabin. However, to ease this ban, airlines are allowing travelers to carry such smart luggage only after removing the batteries. But this raises two issues: firstly, removing batteries can be an extremely difficult task as it would involve a lot of unscrewing and wire snipping of the smart luggage, and secondly it would be stripped off its ‘smart’ functionality, reducing it to a regular luggage. The ban went in full effect starting early this year leaving a number of companies in a tough spot.  However, poor implementation of this ban- wherein TSA- approved smart luggage are allowed, could add to the pain of manufacturers and could be a major drawback for the smart luggage market, restraining people from buying one. Travelers will be allowed to carry on or check in their smart luggage as long it has removable battery.Owing to connectivity issues, feasibility of smart luggage is limited to only airports and is expected to be one of the major areas of concern. Additionally, since these products have wires, screws, battery chargers and RFID tags often confuse TSA scanners. Also, security factors such as theft of personal and confidential data including travel itinerary are expected to slow down the smart luggage market growth.This fallout has definitely affected the smart luggage market and if the restrictions continue, many other smart luggage manufacturers will either start looking for new technological advancements or fold entirely. Although, some manufacturers have already started making onboard batteries modular instead of integrated ones, the full potential of smart luggage is yet to be realized. Abhishek Budholiya Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industrylast_img read more