Prison warning for sulky racers and drivers

first_imgNewsLocal NewsPrison warning for sulky racers and driversBy admin – December 21, 2012 923 Email Twitter Previous articleTurkey for ChristmasNext articleHow Nanny Twinkerbell broke the mould admin Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin A CLEAR message has been sent out to people who engage in or facilitate sulky racing on public roads – you can expect imprisonment if prosecuted. Judge Eugene O’Kelly was the man with the message at Limerick District Court last week when he heard evidence in a case where “support cars” were blocking a public road and “engaging in an extremely dangerous activity”. His comments came when 26-year-old Ian Butler of Downey Street, Garryowen narrowly escaped a prison sentence on a charge of dangerous driving as a result of representations by his defence solicitor.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The court was told that his car was one of 30 vehicles bound for Limerick in support of a sulky race that had “commandeered the public road for a private race”on the main road to Boher at 8.30am last New Year’s Eve.Inspector Paul Reidy said that Mr Butler was “engaged in an extremely dangerous activity while he had no insurance”.When defending solicitor John Devane, said his insurance was “just shortly out of date”, Judge O’Kelly replied that “it was not going to be any good to an injured person in the event of an accident”.“It’s extremely arrogant of people to think they can commandeer a public road for a private race. Your client and his colleagues, were putting unsuspecting drivers in extreme danger. Someone could have been hospitalised”, he told Mr Devane.Mr Devane said that sulky racing was part of his client’s background adding that it was “genetically inbred into a horsey background” to which Judge O’Kelly replied that it was “no problem if they wanted to race around the fields, but not on the roadways”.Imposing a four month prison sentence suspended for 12 months, Judge O’Kelly said he wanted to send out “a very clear message that if you do this, you can expect imprisonment from now on.”The defendant was also disqualified for eight years for dangerous driving and for two years  for driving without insurance. Print Facebooklast_img read more

Arranmore priest urges maximum support for education campaign after meeting Quinn

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Google+ Google+ Twitter Pinterest Facebook Newsx Adverts Facebook Arranmore priest urges maximum support for education campaign after meeting Quinn Previous articleQuinn says he can make no commitments on Buncrana campus planNext articleShop robbed at knife-point in Glenswilly News Highland center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal The group which organised the Education Rally in Letterkenny last March says following Minister Ruari Quinn’s visit to Donegal today, it’s even more important that parents, teachers and others support their planned vigils on May 31st as the country votes on the EU Fiscal Treaty.Between 3 o’clock and 4 o’clock, it’s intended that one hour vigils will take place outside every school being used as a polling station to highlight the message that investment is needed in education and small schools must not be closed.Arranmore priest Fr John Joe Duffy and a parent from one of the affected schools had a brief meeting with Minister Quinn outside Senator Jimmy Harte’s office this afternoon – Fr Duffy says they had a cordial but frank exchange……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/jonjo530.mp3[/podcast] HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Pinterest By News Highland – May 18, 2012 WhatsApp WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Paraguayan and Bolivian Armed Forces Fight Mosquito-borne Diseases

first_imgRainfall in the region has been some of the heaviest on record, according to meteorologists. The problem has been particularly acute in Bolivia, where flooding in the lowland plains of the Amazon has left destruction and wet conditions in its wake – perfect breeding grounds for disease-spreading mosquitos. This effort has been coordinated by Paraguay’s National Malaria Eradication Services (SENEPA), in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare. By Dialogo April 03, 2015 As the Bolivian Army continues its efforts, the Paraguayan Armed Forces are working as part of a national campaign to fight dengue and chikungunya in their country. “Even working under the coordination of other institutions, the important thing is to work together for the well-being of all Paraguayans no matter who they are.” “There are more cases [than usual] because the mosquito Aedes aegypti has multiplied due to the recent rains and…people who allow water to accumulate,” said Roberto Torres, Director of Epidemiology in the department of Santa Cruz. Emergency action in Bolivia “Also, with the individuals’ permission, we can enter houses to check for possible larvae and help in cleaning and destroying disease vectors.” Soldiers of the First Division are helping with that effort, for example by maintaining security and supporting the cleaning campaign in the city of Cobija. They’ve done everything from protecting shelters to cleaning up educational facilities, streets and the homes of affected families, according to Colonel Ramiro Mojica Aparicio, Commander of the First Division. Response efforts in Bolivia have focused on the most populated areas of Santa Cruz, where more than 20,000 breeding grounds have been found. There, the Health Services Department (SEDES) is coordinating efforts by the Army and the municipal police forces to fight the diseases. Additionally, other Army personnel are working alongside doctors of the program “Mi salud,” who have conducted more than 60,000 home visits in March to distribute larvicies for mosquito control. The Paraguayan and Bolivian Armed Forces are contributing to campaigns in their respective countries to fight mosquito-borne illnesses, including dengue and chikungunya fevers. As the Bolivian Army continues its efforts, the Paraguayan Armed Forces are working as part of a national campaign to fight dengue and chikungunya in their country. Meanwhile, Soldiers of the Regiment of the Military Police School 2 “Lieutenant Rubén Amézaga Faure”, in Santa Cruz, are taking part in the awareness campaign against the spread of the diseases. Launched the first week in March with the participation of 65 Soldiers and three instructors, the effort involved dicrect contact with the population of Santa Cruz, to educate them on the importance of destroying mosquito breeding sites. Neither disease is typically fatal given timely treatment, but both have extremely severe symptoms, including fever, joint pain, and rash. Chikungunya can also be accompanied by a rash, vomiting and diarrhea, while symptoms for dengue include muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. Consequently, both countries have reported dangerous levels of the disease. In Paraguay, 514 patients have been detected as infected with the chikungunya virus, and 780 with dengue, according to the Ministry of Public Health. Meanwhile, authorities have declared an orange alert in Bolivia, having detected 258 cases of chikungunya since January. Cooperative action in Paraguay Soldiers from the Bolivian Army 8th Division, for example, are conducting fumigations in schools, hospitals, parks and houses to stop the breeding; in the department of Tarija, Army units are also conducting a fumigation campaign in coordination with SEDES technical staff and various Mayors’ offices. “Also, with the individuals’ permission, we can enter houses to check for possible larvae and help in cleaning and destroying disease vectors.” “These campaigns highlighted the interagency coordination,” the Army reported. “They were conducted with the direct involvement of SEDES of Villamontes, Yacuiba, the Department Government and the Honorable Municipal Mayor of Yacuiba.” This effort has been coordinated by Paraguay’s National Malaria Eradication Services (SENEPA), in cooperation with the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare. “The Armed Forces are present wherever we are needed, all the more so when it involves a question of the public’s health,” said Military Forces social communications director Colonel Jorge Mieres. Consequently, both countries have reported dangerous levels of the disease. In Paraguay, 514 patients have been detected as infected with the chikungunya virus, and 780 with dengue, according to the Ministry of Public Health. Meanwhile, authorities have declared an orange alert in Bolivia, having detected 258 cases of chikungunya since January. center_img Response efforts in Bolivia have focused on the most populated areas of Santa Cruz, where more than 20,000 breeding grounds have been found. There, the Health Services Department (SEDES) is coordinating efforts by the Army and the municipal police forces to fight the diseases. Rainfall in the region has been some of the heaviest on record, according to meteorologists. The problem has been particularly acute in Bolivia, where flooding in the lowland plains of the Amazon has left destruction and wet conditions in its wake – perfect breeding grounds for disease-spreading mosquitos. “The Armed Forces are present wherever we are needed, all the more so when it involves a question of the public’s health,” said Military Forces social communications director Colonel Jorge Mieres. Neither disease is typically fatal given timely treatment, but both have extremely severe symptoms, including fever, joint pain, and rash. Chikungunya can also be accompanied by a rash, vomiting and diarrhea, while symptoms for dengue include muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. A significant part of the Army’s efforts involves the hard work of cleaning and sanitizing potential breeding sites left by flooding in the region. About 28,044 families have been affected by flooding since last October, according to then-Minister of Defense Jorge Ledezma, a number that includes 32 deaths and six persons unaccounted for. Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared in the departments of La Paz, Chuquisaca and Pando, and Beni is under an orange alert. “Even working under the coordination of other institutions, the important thing is to work together for the well-being of all Paraguayans no matter who they are.” The Paraguayan and Bolivian Armed Forces are contributing to campaigns in their respective countries to fight mosquito-borne illnesses, including dengue and chikungunya fevers. In response, the Ministry of Health sent 11 medicat brigades to work on the prevention of the spread of the Chikungunya virus in the area, primarily through inspections and the use of biolarvicides to destroy mosquito eggs and larvae. Soldiers of the First Division are helping with that effort, for example by maintaining security and supporting the cleaning campaign in the city of Cobija. They’ve done everything from protecting shelters to cleaning up educational facilities, streets and the homes of affected families, according to Colonel Ramiro Mojica Aparicio, Commander of the First Division. “These campaigns highlighted the interagency coordination,” the Army reported. “They were conducted with the direct involvement of SEDES of Villamontes, Yacuiba, the Department Government and the Honorable Municipal Mayor of Yacuiba.” Meanwhile, Soldiers of the Regiment of the Military Police School 2 “Lieutenant Rubén Amézaga Faure”, in Santa Cruz, are taking part in the awareness campaign against the spread of the diseases. Launched the first week in March with the participation of 65 Soldiers and three instructors, the effort involved dicrect contact with the population of Santa Cruz, to educate them on the importance of destroying mosquito breeding sites. In response, the Ministry of Health sent 11 medicat brigades to work on the prevention of the spread of the Chikungunya virus in the area, primarily through inspections and the use of biolarvicides to destroy mosquito eggs and larvae. To that end, 200 service members are working in different cities in the department of Central, where the largest number of larval infestations have been found. Their work primarily involves cleaning empty yards where mosquito eggs and larvae have been found, for example by destroying old tires and buckets that might contain water where the larvae can hatch. They’ve also focused these efforts in schools, hospitals, health centers, public transportation terminals, workshops, cemeteries, jails, plazas, sports clubs and spas – all priorities for stopping the spread of disease. “There are more cases [than usual] because the mosquito Aedes aegypti has multiplied due to the recent rains and…people who allow water to accumulate,” said Roberto Torres, Director of Epidemiology in the department of Santa Cruz. Additionally, other Army personnel are working alongside doctors of the program “Mi salud,” who have conducted more than 60,000 home visits in March to distribute larvicies for mosquito control. Cooperative action in Paraguay To that end, 200 service members are working in different cities in the department of Central, where the largest number of larval infestations have been found. Their work primarily involves cleaning empty yards where mosquito eggs and larvae have been found, for example by destroying old tires and buckets that might contain water where the larvae can hatch. They’ve also focused these efforts in schools, hospitals, health centers, public transportation terminals, workshops, cemeteries, jails, plazas, sports clubs and spas – all priorities for stopping the spread of disease. Emergency action in Bolivia Soldiers from the Bolivian Army 8th Division, for example, are conducting fumigations in schools, hospitals, parks and houses to stop the breeding; in the department of Tarija, Army units are also conducting a fumigation campaign in coordination with SEDES technical staff and various Mayors’ offices. A significant part of the Army’s efforts involves the hard work of cleaning and sanitizing potential breeding sites left by flooding in the region. About 28,044 families have been affected by flooding since last October, according to then-Minister of Defense Jorge Ledezma, a number that includes 32 deaths and six persons unaccounted for. Meanwhile, a state of emergency has been declared in the departments of La Paz, Chuquisaca and Pando, and Beni is under an orange alert. It’s is very important that everyone read this alert.last_img read more