Safety study for dangerous corner following accident

first_imgNew safety measures are being sought for a dangerous bend in Glenswilly following a recent accident. Concerns were raised about the narrow corner from Tullyhullion to Kilpheak after a car struck a wall while trying to avoid another vehicle.Cllr Glackin told the Letterkenny Municipal District that the accident highlighted legitimate concerns surrounding this section of road leading towards St Columba’s Church. He said: “There is no room for two cars to pass here and this is leading to evasive action.“This happened where two cars met and one car pulled in and hit a wall. It was lucky on this occasion that there was nobody hurt.”Cllr Glackin said legitimate concerns have been raised locally as the road is used often by people out walking and jogging. He added that he believed the issue could be a quick fix with safety signage.The Letterkenny Roads Department confirmed that a Safety Engineer will be asked to assess the location to find out if it may be eligible for low cost accident funding. Area Manager Fergal Doherty said that signage options will be explored if the corner is deemed unlikely to be eligible for funding. Safety study for dangerous corner following accident was last modified: March 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:glenswillyLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

Ji-sung Park hoping to make Old Trafford return

first_imgJi-sung Park could miss the chance to play against his former side Manchester United on Saturday.The South Korean recently returned to training following a knee injury but was not fit enough to feature in QPR’s defeat against fellow strugglers Southampton at the weekend.He is hoping to be given the green light to line up against United, the club he left in the summer, but admitted: “I’m still not 100% but am happy to be back [in training].“I’m happy to go back to Old Trafford but I’m not sure if I can play. It depends how it goes this week. The [medical] staff will decide whether I can play or not.”YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

England boss believes Sterling is ready for ‘next challenge’

first_imgRaheem Sterling has risen to every obstacle in his career and Gareth Southgate fully expects the forward to overcome the “next challenge” of flourishing for England.A shining light as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City romped to the Premier League title last term, there were naturally high hopes that the Harlesden-raised 23-year-old would take that form into the World Cup.Sterling impressed in parts but was unable to make a telling impact in front of goal in Russia, with the forward’s goalless run extending to an eye-watering 27 matches in Friday’s goalless Nations League draw against Croatia.That night he was substituted for the fifth match in succession, but Southgate backed Sterling to shine for the Three Lions as he looks to score his first international goal in 1,102 days against Spain.“If we had the answer to that, we’d probably have resolved it a few games ago,” Southgate said ahead of Monday’s Nations League clash in Seville.“What do we do? We’ve got to keep getting him in the right positions. We’ve got to create chances for him and he’s got to keep getting in the right areas.“The other night I don’t really remember him (having a chance).“There was a ball that flashed across the box and he was just in behind the defender when he’s got to try to get across the front of those if he can.“But I think it is going to be a confidence thing that when the goal comes he will go on a scoring run.Southgate was speaking at a press conference ahead of the game against Spain. [Picture: Mike Egerton/PA Wire]“For all our attacking players, we’ve got to make sure we are creating chances and that we are in the right areas and then they’ve just got to go and finish them.”Asked if confidence was an issue with Sterling, Southgate said: “I don’t think his confidence is low, but I think there are times when maybe you can think a little bit too much about what you’re doing in certain moments.“It’s about having the freedom just to hit things.“This is one of the big challenges of international football. You know with your club – well, with his club – you get another five chances in the next 10 or 15 minutes.“You get fewer chances with us and you have sporadic games, so you don’t get another go next week.“This is part of dealing with international football and that is his next challenge.“But I have to say every challenge that has been put in front of him throughout his career – new players coming in, for example, over the last couple of years (at City) – he’s risen to those challenges.“He’s been tough enough to deal with those challenges and I expect him to come through this.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoZen HealthLittle Family Stars Confirm Very Sad NewsZen HealthUndoLifestly.comAt 78, Pele lives in this modest mansionLifestly.comUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – This is how She Does It!HappyTricks.comUndoSky-Elite-NewsHusband Illustrates Everyday Life With Wife In 19 PicturesSky-Elite-NewsUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoStyleReadsMagnesium Deficiency Causes Heart Attacks! Eat These 15 FoodsStyleReadsUndolast_img read more


first_imgThe right to host the 2010 World Cup brings South Africa a unique opportunity that extends well beyond football.One of the biggest impacts from hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup will come from the phenomenal marketing and communication opportunity it will offer the country and continent.As world attention focuses on the first African World Cup this is an opportunity for Africans to tell their own stories.The 2010 National Communication Partnership is a joint effort of communicators across society and in the many creative and communication disciplines to take advantage of this communication opportunity of a lifetime to benefit our country and continent. History of the Partnership The 2010 National Communications Partnership had its genesis in a meeting in early 2006, convened by GCIS and the Brand South Africa and hosted by the Minister in the Presidency, of senior government communicators and a group of private sector corporate communicators. The latter expressed their commitment to taking advantage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup communication opportunity for the benefit of the country and continent.They identified the need for some facility to ensure a well co-ordinated marketing and communication campaign in the build-up to 2010 to maximise tourism and foreign investment opportunities for many years beyond 2010, as well as to mobilise South Africans across sectors as hosts, and to build national pride.Such a facility would help ensure that all left hands were aware of what right hands were doing, facilitate the development of an overarching strategic vision for communicators across sectors and disciplines so everyone worked together to take advantage of this communication opportunity of a lifetime for our country and continent.As a result the 2010 National Communications Partnership (NCP) was formed. Its plenary membership now stands at around 250 leaders of communication across sectors and disciplines – marketing, advertising, communication, public relations, creative industries, tourism in the public and private sectors. The work of the Partnership is driven by a task team representative of the various disciplines and sectors, which meets monthly.last_img read more

Navjot Singh Sidhu, Amarinder Singh spat may hurt Congress in Punjab

first_imgThe intensifying tussle between Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and his cabinet colleague Navjot Singh Sidhu threatens to hurt the Congress party’s image in one of the few States where it performed well in the last Lok Sabha elections, according to political analysts. Mr. Sidhu is yet to take charge of his new allotted Power ministry after being divested of the key Local Government ministry and analysts said the former cricketer was unlikely to take the change in portfolio lying down. “Congress is already riddled with factionalism in many States; the ongoing spat between the two leaders in Punjab is not a good sign for the party,” said Mohammed Khalid, Professor of Political Science at Panjab University. “Congress is going through a tough situation at the national level and such episodes [the internal tussle] will only make the revival of the party very difficult,” he added. Capt. Amarinder had on Thursday divested Mr. Sidhu of the Local Government and Tourism and Cultural Affairs departments and allocated the Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources portfolios. However, barring four ministers, the Chief Minister had made some changes to the portfolios of all the other ministers. The two leaders have been at loggerheads since the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls. Capt. Amarinder had hit out at Mr. Sidhu after the results, asserting that “Sidhu’s damaging remarks ahead of polling” might have affected the party’s performance in the Bathinda parliamentary constituency, where the Congress candidate lost to the Shiromani Akali Dal’s Harsimrat Kaur Badal. The veteran Congress leader had also blamed his junior cabinet colleague for not handling his department well, which he claimed had resulted in the Congress’s “poor performance” in the urban areas in the elections. Mr. Sidhu had retorted by asserting that he was being “singled out publicly” even though urban areas had played a critical role in the party’s victory in the Lok Sabha polls.“Amarinder Singh has emerged as a strong leader after the Lok Sabha polls,” said Ashutosh Kumar, Professor of Political Science at Panjab University. “But on the other hand Sidhu may also not back down. At this time party’s central leadership needs to come into play. If the spat continues it will eventually weaken the party,” Prof. Kumar remarked.Ronki Ram, Dean at the Department of Social Science at Panjab University, said a public spat was bad for the party’s future prospects. “Punjab was the only State where the Congress had a face saving performance in the Lok Sabha polls and there’s no doubt that Capt. Amarinder led from the front,” observed Prof. Ram. “Mr. Sidhu needs to understand that attacking one leader does not mean that you can establish your hold on the party. Respect in the party has to be cultivated and it may take years. If differences are not brushed aside the party will surely suffer.”last_img read more

Coach Gurbax wants parting gift from his wards

first_imgA bearded man, in his late 50s, shouting at the top of his voice and instructing his wards to follow their daily training regime is a common sight at the national boxing camp in NIS, Patiala.The man with a never-say-die attitude is national coach Gurbux Singh Sandhu, who helped India open their account at the Olympics and the World Championships. Scheduled to retire in July 2013, Sandhu wants a parting gift from his wards – to improve on their Beijing Olympics performance of a bronze medal.Sandhu said that he wants to end his career on a high and there could not be a better thing than to win more than one medal in London.”A coach wants to see his wards scaling new heights. When Vijender won bronze in Beijing, it was a high point for the entire coaching staff. Since boxers are more eager to win now, I want them to clinch more medals than they did in Beijing. I can’t say whether it will be a gold or silver but we are capable of winning them,” he told Mail Today.Sandhu, who has been the national coach since 1993, added: “I have seen the best and the worst days of Indian boxing in my coaching career. The current spell is the best and with little time left in my tenure, I want the boxers to do even better in London,” said Sandhu.The coach said his seven wards going to the London Olympics have the potential to improve on India’s Beijing show.advertisement”Boxing is such a sport where a lot depends on luck, draw and the boxer’s form on that particular day. But I feel the current lot is very motivated and talented and if they play to their potential, they can win more than one medal in London,” said Sandhu.From India, Laishram Devendro (49kg), Shiva Thapa (56kg), Jai Bhagwan (60kg), Manoj Kumar (64kg), Vikas Krishan (69kg), Vijender Kumar (75kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) are the Olympics-bound boxers.Sandhu’s association with the sport goes back to his childhood days at Sainik School, Jamnagar, where boxing was a compulsory discipline.He was a state champion but as he says, his inclination was more towards studies. However, destiny willed otherwise and after finishing school, Sandhu joined Government Sports College, Jalandhar, and later studied to acquire a diploma in boxing coaching from the NIS in 1975. He went to Germany to pursue Masters in Sports and on his return, joined NIS in 1977-78.”Boxing has given me a lot of honour and coaching is my passion. But the extension of my tenure after July 2013 will be on the discretion of the Sports Authority of India,” said Sandhu.”But boxing is a team game for coaches also. Had I not had a good support staff, our boxers wouldn’t have had such wonderful results in major events. I hope the same support will take more than one boxer to the podium in London,” he signed off.last_img read more