Updated Traffic Alert: Road Closure

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSWekiva Parkway Previous articleHow to Buy a Ring Like a ProNext articleApopka High School Debate: High Key, Blue Key Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Ondich road closure and detour continuesCrews continue to work on building part of the Wekiva Parkway (State Road 429) which leaves Ondich Road west of Plymouth Sorrento Road closed until 6 p.m. The crew is installing bridge beams.During the closures, traffic will be detoured via Effie Drive, Kelly Park Road and Plymouth Sorrento Road. Flaggers will direct traffic and electronic message boards are posted to alert drivers. Bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances could delay or prolong work. Motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area for their safety and that of the work crews.The Central Florida Expressway Authority began construction January 4, 2016 on Wekiva Parkway Section 2B. This $79.6 million section will connect to Section 2A, located north of Haas Road between Plymouth Sorrento Road and County Road 435 (Mount Plymouth Road), and to Section 1B to the south. Work is scheduled to finish by spring of 2018.This project is among five parkway sections being built by CFX, totaling 10 miles and more than $270 million in construction costs. Once completed, the 25-mile parkway will complete Central Florida’s beltway, while helping to protect the natural resources surrounding the Wekiva River. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

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ESRC and NCVO publish report on ICT, social capital and voluntary action

first_img Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 9 October 2006 | News Cravens looks at why voluntary and community organisations simply cannot ignore the Internet. She argues that “very few people substitute online communities for onsite, face-to-face ones. Often, one is an extension of the other…”.She gives a number of reasons why voluntary organisations should host online communities. She concludes that “if an organisation does not host its own online community, for whatever participants, it can expects its volunteers, clients and advocates – and sometimes, even its staff – to create their own or to participate in those hosted by others.”Ben Anderson looks at the impact of ICT in local action. He has found that although “most ICT initiatives support the development of social capital in the community, those already rich in it benefit most.” Not surprisingly he has also found that top-top, centrally managed ICT projects are often less sustainable than those developed at grassroots level.You can download ICT, Social Capital and Voluntary Action as a PDF, as well as view seminar presentations on this subject from both authors. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis ESRC and NCVO publish report on ICT, social capital and voluntary actioncenter_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. NCVO, the Economic Research Council and the ICT Hub have produced a handy new report on information and communications technology, social capital and voluntary action.It looks at how new media is changing how individuals interact with each other, with organisations and with government. In particular, by focusing on the challenges and opportunities of online volunteering it looks at how ICT is having an impact on ‘social capital’ or the reserve of goodwill generated by people’s social interactions.The report’s authors make it compelling reading. Jayne Cravens has been a pioneer in thinking about and implementing online volunteering solutions. She is a former director of the UN’s Online Volunteering service and the Virtual Volunteering Project. She has been a long-time contributor to some of the earliest online discussion forums and email threads on charities’ and nonprofits’ use of the Internet. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Preliminary plans submitted for proposed Omagh crematorium

first_img Twitter By News Highland – January 10, 2012 Pinterest Preliminary plans submitted for proposed Omagh crematorium LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Facebook Pinterest Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Previous articleMan arrested following Derry GAA fire is bailed pending further enquiriesNext articlePolice investigate reports of an explosion in Derry News Highland Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Facebook Newsx Adverts Bereaved families in Donegal who want to have their loved ones cremated may soon have the option of going to Omagh.Preliminary planning documents have been submitted for a crematorium at Greenhill Cemetery, with the facility to be run by the private sector with the cooperation of Omagh District Council. If approved, work on the development could start by early next year.Omagh architect Richard Collins has been doing a lot of preparatory work on the proposal. He says there is no doubt that such a facility is needed, and whikle it will be a private venture, the council’s support will be vital………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/rcoll530.mp3[/podcast] Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Twitter Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 last_img read more

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Number of people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital falls

first_img Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Google+ Facebook Twitter Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Pinterest Number of people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital falls WhatsApp Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn The number of people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University Hospital has dropped significantly today with 16 people waiting for a bed this morning.According to the INMO 5 were on trolleys in its Emergency Department while a further 11 were on wards or in overflow areas.The number is down 9 from yesterday’s figure of 25.Earlier this week the hospital recorded the country’s highest number of people awaiting admission with 38 people in need of a bed on Tuesday. Previous articleLough Swilly Ferry experience record numbers on-board last yearNext articleCriticism of those behind extensive Swan Park vandalism in Buncrana admin Google+ Pinterest By admin – January 20, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Homepage BannerNews Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist last_img read more

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400 Donegal people on Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme

first_img By News Highland – February 27, 2017 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp The government says over 400 people within Donegal are benefiting from the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme.A review published by Minister Leo Varadkar revealed that those participating in the scheme are twice as likely to be in full employment after six months than those who did not take part.Minister Joe McHugh welcomed the results which account for 6% of the county’s population on the live register.He added that; ‘Entrepreneurs are vital for local economies, our economic future and for job creation’.Encouraging those who are unemployed to invest themselves in the scheme Deputy McHugh commended those who have taken part which has proven to be very successful. Previous articleBoyle’s second in Birr RallyNext articleCharleton Tribunal to open today News Highland Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Twittercenter_img Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary 400 Donegal people on Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Scheme Google+ Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumnlast_img read more

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Man charged with attempted murder in Derry

first_img Facebook By admin – January 4, 2017 WhatsApp Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Pinterest Twitter Pinterest A 48 year old man has been charged with attempted murder, common assault, two counts of criminal damage, two counts of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and threats to kill.He is expected to appear before Derry Magistrates Court later today.The charges are in connection with an incident in the Glendara area of Derry yesterday morning.Part of the Foyle Road was closed to traffic for a time between its junctions with Lone Moor Road and Bishop Street as police dealt with the incident. Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary Twitter Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored center_img Man charged with attempted murder in Derry Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Previous articleFoster says she will not “bow down” to Sinn Fein pressureNext articleMc Conalogue angry at refusal to lower the CAP payment ceiling admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Google+ Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

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Clio parade set for Saturday

first_img Sponsored Content The Town of Clio will host its 2016 Christmas Parade at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Clio. Everyone is invited to this special Christmas event. Email the author You Might Like Trio of parades ushers in the Christmas season Pike County ushers in the Christmas season in a grand way each year with three countywide parades. The Christmas parades… read more Clio parade set for Saturday Walking participants, floats and other motorized units are to lineup on Louisville Street by 4:30 p.m. The Christmas Parade will proceed south on Louisville Street and turn west on Brundidge Street at the traffic light and end at the park.“Everyone is encouraged to bring their blankets and portable chairs for additional activities following the Christmas Parade at the David S. Grice Memorial Park,” said Kenneth Williams, parade committee member. “We’ll have caroling and the Lighting of the Clio Christmas Tree. Everyone will be invited to make s’mores by the campfire. Foods and drinks will be available at the park.”The word from the North Pole is that Santa Claus will make a special visit to be a part of the parade and to hear the Christmas wishes of all the children. “We invite everyone to join the family friendly Christmas events in Clio on Saturday,” Williams said. Skip By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Published 3:00 am Thursday, December 1, 2016 Print Article By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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2 dead, several injured as car hits pedestrians in New Orleans while city celebrates Mardi Gras: Police

first_imgOrleans Parish Sheriff’s Office(NEW ORLEANS) — Two people are dead and several others were injured after a car allegedly crashed into a number of bicyclists and pedestrians in New Orleans — about two miles away from the Mardi Gras festivities, police said.The New Orleans Police Department said it has a suspect involved with the crash in custody. The driver is undergoing standard testing, but police said they believe the driver was intoxicated.Tashonty Toney, 32, has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, seven counts of vehicular negligent injury, hit and run and reckless operation.Police held a press conference late Saturday and said eight people were struck in total, including two dead on scene and five who were transported to the hospital. Three of those transported are in critical condition, police said. One person refused transport to the hospital.A man and woman, both around 30 years old, were killed, according to The Associated Press.The accident happened on the 3200 block of Esplanade Avenue, a couple miles northwest of the French Quarter. It does not appear to have any connection to the festivities.Police said they already have footage of the incident from three different surveillance cameras.The driver struck people over a course of three blocks.“Initial reports show two victims were struck by a vehicle at the location. The victims were pronounced dead on scene by EMS,” the New Orleans Police Department tweeted.The incident happened in the Bayou St. John neighborhood as revelers began celebrating Carnival a short distance away on Bourbon Street. The celebrations are picking up in advance of Fat Tuesday, which closes out the celebrations this week.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Working towards a safer EU

first_img Previous Article Next Article KeithNuthall looks at how the EU is tackling two areas of particular relevance tooccupational health – electromagnetic exposure to workers and road safetyElectromagneticexposureTheEuropean Union (EU) has a reputation for tortoise-like progress in the approvalof its legislation, and maybe that is no great surprise, given its proposalshave to satisfy an overwhelming majority of its 15 member countries andEuropean parliamentarians.However,the 11 years that the EU’s Council of Ministers took to agree limit values onthe maximum electromagnetic exposure is something out of the ordinary, even inBrussels. The reason for such a time-lag in approving such an important OHproposal is the blinding technical progress in microwave technology over thepast decade, especially regarding telecommunication devices.Ministersand MEPs have been conscious of the need to avoid passing legislation that isout of date as soon as it is written into the statute book. But nationalgovernments decided there was sufficient stability in European technology in2003 to have a stab at forging decent legislation. So,what does it look like? Under a directive agreed at the Council of Ministerslast October, employers in any sector across the EU will be required to carryout risk assessments of the dangers to their staff from equipment such as powerlines, radio, television and mobile phone masts, as well as large furnaces,such as those in the metal industry.Crucially,this directive, Safety and health at work: exposure of workers toelectromagnetic fields, sets out maximum levels for exposure, and alsoestablishes the levels at which preventive measures must be taken by employers.Thisis an advance on existing UK legislation, which does not, according to theInstitute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), currently include suchtechnical specifications.Thelimits agreed by the Council of Ministers are calculated according to complexmathematical formulae based on the frequency range, the strength of an electricfield, lengths of exposure and whether there are multiple or singlefrequencies. For example, in the frequency range 0.3 to 10 GHz and forlocalised exposure of the head, an exposure limit should not exceed 10 mJ perkg of body weight. These limit values have been designed to prevent workersreceiving induced electric currents in the body, shocks and burns, and theabsorption of thermal energy produced by electromagnetic fields.Thelegislation as it stands (and it will almost certainly receive further amendmentsfrom the European Parliament), sets out issues that should be covered in riskassessments. These include, for example, direct and indirect effects, such asinterference with medical equipment (for example, pacemakers), or ignition offlammable objects.Dependingon the outcome of this risk assessment, employers may also be required to drawup an action plan of organisational and technical measures to reduce levels,and to display warning signs in areas with excessive levels of electromagneticfield.Employerswould also be required to provide adequate information and training for anyworkers that might be at risk.Article3 of the directive sets out exposure limit values and action values for workerswho come into constant contact with electromagnetic radiation. There are alsodifferent rules for workplaces open to the public. If an evaluation has alreadybeen carried out – following the rules of EU Council Recommendation 1999/519/ECon the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields –and the checks conclude that there are no significant safety risks, then theemployer doesn’t need to carry out a new evaluation of the exposure levels.Theserules are complex and will lay a serious responsibility on whoever isconducting the risk assessment, according to IOSH technical affairs manager KenLucas. “If they are not trained and competent to identify these hazards, therecould be problems,” he said, noting that there are “still people in industrywho do not know the difference between hazards and risk”.However,the specification of maximum levels of exposure would help bring assessors upto speed, he told Occupational Health. What was now needed was for businesseswith electromagnetic exposure risks to undertake training of assessors and makeuse of services offered by such organisations as Britain’s NationalRadiological Protection Board, he says. InBrussels, the passing of the legislation has been welcomed by AnnaDiamantopoulou, the EU’s employment and social affairs commissioner. She says:“We are all committed to achieving better protection of the health and safetyof workers exposed to risks at work. The directive foresees preventive actionsto protect the health and safety of workers. The scientific data availableshows that over-exposure to electromagnetic fields can have seriousconsequences for workers’ health.”RoadsafetyTheareas concerning OH are constantly expanding beyond the immediate workplace,and one of particular interest, currently under wide discussion at the EU, isroad safety.Proposalsare being debated that will not only affect the technical design of vehicles,but also the road safety checks by public authorities and the compensationavailable from insurance payouts. The importance of such issues could beincreased in future, with occupational health circles discussing whether “roaddeaths could be investigated as a workplace injury in future,” says Lucas.Withreference to technology, the European Commission (EC) has released itsanticipated proposal for banning the fitting of bull-bars on passenger cars orlight vans in the EU, following a call for action from the European Parliament.Theproposed legislation follows a series of talks between the commission andmanufacturers associations in Europe, Japan and South Korea, where carmanufacturers have promised not to install ‘rigid bull bars’ as frontalprotection devices from 2002.Thecommitment came after broad talks took place searching for a wide series ofvoluntary commitments on collision impact adaptations to auto designs. Thesetoo were abandoned in favour of broad safety legislation, which is currentlybeing debated by the parliament and the EU Council of Ministers.However,on the subject of bull bars, the commission has yielded to pressure for a morespecific ban, and this has now been tabled for approval by MEPs and ministers.Member states would have to block type-approval for all new models with bullbars from July 2005, and ban the fitting of bull bars on any new car sold inthe EU after January 2006. Bullbars are not the only technical safety issue being examined in Brussels at themoment. The commission is very keen to see the fitting of the latestintelligent and e-safety devices in cars, which can warn motorists of roadconditions and correct driver error automatically. The EU enterprisecommissioner, Erkki Liikanen, has even warned that he might have to tablelegislation to force car manufacturers to include these devices in designs ifthere is a low take up. Onroad safety checks, the commission wants to force EU member states to be moreattentive to the condition of lorries and the working conditions of drivers, tomake sure they are not working excessive hours and are more tired than is safe.A new proposal in this area is raising the quantity of safety checks on lorryoperators from 1 to 3 per cent of days worked. The commission’s tableddirective would ensure that at least 50 per cent of checks are carried out onthe employers’ premises, and orders each EU member state to designate a leadenforcement body for this work. The legislation would also insist on basicstandards for training and equipping staff.Anotherclause would insist that member states design road infrastructure plans toinclude sufficient lay-bys or service stations to allow for roadside checks andrest-periods for drivers. This is useful legislation, according to Lucas.“There are too many people killed on the roads. Any improvement to road safetyis welcome, whether it affects cars or lorries,” he says.Nonetheless,whatever reductions in road accident numbers are achieved by these proposals,there will still be traffic injuries. Because of this, a further piece oflegislation under discussion in Brussels, aiming to improve compensation ratesfor victims.Ministersand MEPs are trying to set minimum levels of coverage provided by compulsorymotor insurance in the EU, and although there is no agreement yet on its level,there is a consensus that minimum coverage rates must be raised.Atits latest airing – at a European Parliament plenary session – MEPs backed theviews of the insurance industry by taking a political machete to proposedamendments from its legal affairs committee.Ithad tabled minimum coverage of 10 million euros per accident for personalinjury (whatever the number of victims), and 5 million euros in the case ofdamage to property. Instead, the plenary (full parliament) voted for minimumpersonal injury coverage on compulsory motor insurance policies to reach at least5 million euros per accident.Thiswas welcomed by the Comité Européen des Assurances (CEA), which said it was “inline with CEA proposals”. It was particularly pleased with this vote, giventhat the plenary also set a minimum coverage level of 2 million euros pervictim.TheCEA said: “If an individual minimum cover per person had been adopted byitself, insurers’ finances would have been jeopardised for accidents involvinglarge numbers of seriously injured people.”Theindustry body was less happy with the plenary’s decision regarding propertydamage claims from motor accidents, with MEPs saying policies should offer atleast 2 million euros in possible compensation.www.cec.org.uk, EuropeanCommission Representation in the United Kingdomwww.europe.osha.eu, European Agency forHealth and Safety at Workwww.europa.eu.int/cj/en/index.htm,European Court of Justicewww.iosh.co.uk, Institution of OccupationalSafety and Health Working towards a safer EUOn 1 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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John, Kozak lead Weber State past Idaho 69-68

first_img Tags: Idaho/Weber State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah (AP)-Cody John scored 18 points, Michal Kozak added 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Weber State held off a late Idaho run to win 69-68 Monday at the Dee Events Center.KJ Cunningham’s layup with 1:24 to play put the Wildcats up 69-64, but Idaho’s Chance Garvin hit a jumper and Marquell Fraser added two free throws for the final margin.  The Vandals missed two shots in the final 16 seconds. Associated Press December 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local John, Kozak lead Weber State past Idaho 69-68 Written bylast_img read more

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