A young woman is in a serious condition in hospital after her car plunged into a river in Ballyshannon.The crash happened on Sunday at Cavangarden on Sunday afternoon.The 22-year-old woman was driving her silver VW Bora car at around 4.30pm when her car struck a fence. The car then overturned and ended up in a nearby river.The woman was rushed to hospital after she sustained serious injuries.Gardai are appealing for anybody with any information including motorists who may have dashcam footage to contact Gardai in Ballyshannon.Woman, 22, seriously injured after car plunges into river was last modified: September 27th, 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:appealBallyshannoncrashdonegalGardairiver
27 May 2015The percentage of households in South Africa without access to an improved source of sanitation has decreased consistently over the past decade, according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).Its latest General Household Survey (GHS) found that the percentage of households with access to improved sanitation, that is flush toilets or pit toilets with ventilation pipes, had increased consistently from 62.3% in 2002 to 79.5% in 2014. At the same, the percentage of households without access to any sanitation facilities, or who were still using a bucket, declined from 12.3% in 2002 to 4.9% in 2014.The study found that households that shared sanitation facilities considered poor lighting (25.9%) and poor hygiene (23.7%) as the main problems, followed by physical safety (19.5%).The GHS has been conducted each year since 2002. It measures changes in the living conditions of South African households, determining household access to various services and amenities, such as basic services, food, health care and medical aid.Fewer will pay for servicesThe 2014 release shows that 13.2 million (85.9%) households had access to piped water in 2014 compared to 9.4 million (79.9%) in 2005.However, households seem to grow less satisfied with the service, as only 61.4% of households in 2014 indicated that they experienced “good” quality service, compared to 76.4% of households in 2005. The percentage of households that indicated they would pay for the water they received declined from 61.9% in 2005 to 43.7% in 2014.Having access to energy for cooking, heating and lighting is crucial. The survey found that the percentage of households connected to an electricity supply from the mains had increased consistently from 77.1% in 2002 to 86% in 2014. Electricity is, however, not always affordable as 10% of households nationally, and 39.4% in Limpopo, still used wood for cooking since it was cheaper and more readily available.The percentage of households that experienced power interruptions in the six months before the survey increased to 18.2%.In terms of refuse removal, while the percentage of households whose refuse is removed at least once a week has increased from 56.7% in 2002 to 63.8% in 2014, large differences exist between urban and rural areas. Whereas 88.6% of households in metros, and 84.1% of households in urban areas have their rubbish removed once a week, 90% of rural households either have no refuse dumps or have to create their own.Source: Statistics South Africa
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ryan Martin 11-2-17No major changes this morning to the overall set up today through next Monday. We may be able to actually see a few slightly bigger lulls in action particularly tomorrow for 12-18 hours, but that is it.Scattered showers will be moving over the state this morning, and may linger in NW parts of the state this afternoon into this evening. However, we likely see lesser elsewhere this afternoon. Rain totals can be a few hundredths to about a quarter of an inch over 50% of the state today. Tomorrow we still have plenty of clouds but only a few sprinkles to .1” of rain over 40% of the state through the day, and that will be over southern Ohio.Better rains are back for the weekend. Saturday will be an active rain day, with showers bringing .1”-.5” over 60% of the state. Then we take a slightly break with plenty of clouds still for a good chunk of Sunday. Sunday night brings the best rain chances of the next 5 days, as our cold front finally starts its move through the state. We like rain totals of .5”-1.25” from Sunday overnight through Monday, and coverage will be 80% of the state.So, tweaks to our forecast this morning allow for a couple of slightly bigger breaks in the action, but still plenty of moisture over the next 5 days. We are leaving the door open for combined rains of a half to 1.5” yet from today through next Monday. The map above shows cumulative rain potential from today through next Monday night, but we feel this model map is likely over done by a good half inch in some places. The geographical coverage looks good. Temperatures will be above normal by the end of today and will stay in that zone tomorrow and the weekend.We keep a dry out look for most of the rest of next week, at least Tuesday through Thursday. A system moving across the Deep South will try and throw some moisture up closer to the Ohio River Valley late next week. Right now, we are keeping moisture out of the forecast for next Friday, but we see better clouds and may have to add some rain in our forecast tomorrow if current trends hold.In the extended period, we look drier, with only one minor system around the 16th. Rain totals will likely be under .25”.
OTTAWA – Popular Quebec Liberal MP Nicola Di Iorio announced Wednesday that he’s leaving politics for family reasons.Di Iorio was first elected to the House of Commons in 2015 to represent the Montreal riding of Saint-Leonard-Saint-Michel — a seat he won in a landslide with nearly 65 per cent of the vote.He said he has yet to set a precise departure date but expects to be gone by the summer. He said there is a specific family matter that triggered his decision to resign but wouldn’t go into details.“My loved ones matter to me, their well-being is of utmost importance to me,” Di Iorio said.“I’ve been away for three years and I do have to consider also their needs and their well-being.”Although he’s leaving with 18 months left in his term, Di Iorio declared “mission accomplished.” He took credit for a number of initiatives, including mobilizing support for completion of Montreal Metro’s Blue Line, creation of a national impaired driving prevention week and creation of a national Italian heritage month.Di Iorio’s time in Parliament has not been all positive. Last year, he was forced to apologize for a sexist remark aimed at then-Conservative MP Dianne Watts.According to Watts, she and Di Iorio were attending an in camera committee meeting when her cellphone rang. The ring tone prompted Di Iorio to say: “Where’s your pole to slide down on?” — which Watts took to be a reference to a stripper pole.A lawyer before entering the Commons, Di Iorio taught law and specialized in labour and employment law.He said he plans to continue working on issues that resonate with him, including the ongoing social impact of technological advances.
Ministry of Education Announces Registration 2016-2017 for Public Schools in the Turks & Caicos Islands Eagles win again at InterHigh Championships Recommended for you Related Items:clement howell high school, HJ robinson high school, public school, refurbishment Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 08 Jul 2015 – Refurbishment on Government schools has already started despite there not being great interest in the tender process for jobs to fix up the 15 public schools across the country. A budget of $600,000 is nearly doubled what it was last academic year and it is expected to make a major difference in the repair process during this summer break. It was announced that the public would not see too many cosmetics like painting of the facilities but there is in depth work happening, considered far more important, like maintenance to walls, electrical repairs, installment of perimeter fencing for safety, fans and lights will be replaced, public health standards must be met and some plumbing; all new. These jobs are more expensive and will absorb much of the bigger budget allotted by the PNP Administration for the upcoming school year. While there is no work happening in Provo at this time, there is work already started in North and Middle Caicos and South Caicos which between them has six public schools. The biggest of the refurbishment projects is at Clement Howell High School, here in Provo; next is the HJ Robinson High in Grand Turk. Work is forecast to be done in time for school reopening in September. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Officials complete tour of damage at HJ Robinson; school resumes Monday Feb 8
Allianz Global: Tourism is down in Paris but up elsewhere in Europe RICHMOND, VA — Paris tourism continues to suffer one year after its famed Bataclan theatre was attacked by terrorists. According to an analysis of traveller flight plans by Allianz Global Assistance, the number of American travellers in Paris have dropped 12.8% during the 2016 winter holiday season, which runs from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.The company reviewed more than 650,000 Americans’ travel plans during the peak holiday season and found a significant decline in the number of tourists planning on visiting cities affected by terrorism.While Paris endured the summer vacation season with a moderate increase in booking interest, the City of Lights fell from 80,214 travellers in the 2015 winter holiday season to 69,975 in 2016. Similarly, the number of travellers to Istanbul fell by a whopping 60.2% while Brussels was down by 19.6%.The three cities lost a combined 19,082 travellers in 2016 versus the previous year. By comparison, the top six cities in Europe with major increases of between 16.1% and 30.8% added a combined total of 18,073 new travellers – still less than the amount lost by Paris, Istanbul and Brussels.More news: Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesThe cities that benefitted most from the redistribution of American travellers include: Amsterdam, Netherlands (+30.8%); Lisbon, Portugal (+29.0%); Venice, Italy (+19.6%); Vienna, Austria (+17.5%); Munich, Germany (+16.5%); and Budapest, Hungary (+16.1%).While some major cities will see a significant decrease in U.S. travellers visiting during the holiday months, the continued interest in exploring new destinations in well-established countries helped Europe as a whole record its modest 3.01% increase to 694,581 travellers in 2016, compared to 673,685 in 2015.“While it’s clear that concerns over terrorism have impacted travel to some cities in Europe, it’s encouraging to see that American travellers have opted to explore new destinations across the continent,” said Daniel Durazo, director of communications at Allianz Global Assistance USA. “We’re also noticing that travellers are considering the purchase of travel insurance so that they have the option to cancel or interrupt their trip should there be a terrorist event at their destination within 30 days of their travel.”More news: Help Princess Cruises break the world record for largest vow renewal at seaFor more information go to allianztravelinsurance.com. Tags: Allianz, France, Trend Watch, Turkey Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Share Thursday, November 17, 2016