Near-miss accident in Muff sparks calls for speed review

first_imgThe council and NRDO are being asked to review speed limits and traffic enforcement in Muff after a near-miss accident on Tuesday morning.The alleged incident involved an HGV and a car near the service station at the turn onto Main Street.Sinn Féin local election candidate Terry Crossan witnessed CCTV footage of the incident and said: “The village of Muff witnessed a near-devastating road traffic accident this morning. “A car slowed up and indicated to turn right into the Texaco station. While the car was stationary waiting on oncoming traffic to pass, a large HGV lorry which was clearly travelling too fast, could not get stopped in time to avoid a rear end impact and had to swerve left towards the footpath.“Luckily there were no pedestrians using the footpath at that particular time but it is used frequently by mothers with prams and toddlers as there are two local crèches in the immediate vicinity.”Mr Crossan is now calling on Donegal County Council and the Donegal National Road Design Office (NRDO) to re-examine the speed limits and traffic enforcement in both the villages of Muff and Quigley’s Point in conjunction with local gardaí.Crossan said: “Speed through the village is presenting an increasing danger to the public and will only improve whenever the speed limits are reviewed and enforced. “Speed limits should also be reviewed in the vicinity of the play park on the outskirts of Muff and also at Quigley’s Point where there is a major traffic junction and the newly opened Point Inn as well as the village shop and a caravan parkHe added: “Both I and my colleagues, Jack Murray and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn have received complaints about these issues and we understand that the Donegal NRDO are to review all of this. This is vital and I will be working for this review as soon as possible and actions to follow.”Near-miss accident in Muff sparks calls for speed review was last modified: March 5th, 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:muffROADSSpeedterry crossanlast_img read more

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Donegal singer making waves with a ‘wee Donegal song’

first_imgA Donegal singer is making waves online with his cover of  ‘Home to Donegal’ that he posted on his Facebook page. Darren Boot released a new video on Thursday and has already served up some serious traction with nearly 2000 people viewing it online.Writing online, Boot said: “With St Patrick’s Day around the corner I thought I would cover a wee Donegal Song. “This is dedicated to all friends and family in Ireland and those scattered across the world.”Check it out below…Donegal singer making waves with a ‘wee Donegal song’ was last modified: March 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:DONEGAL musicMUSIClast_img read more

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Kelantan v QPR: Cisse injury worry for Rangers in Malaysia

first_imgHalf-time: Kelantan 0 QPR 1Djibril Cisse appeared to pick up an injury midway through the first half of QPR’s pre-season game in Malaysia, where they led 1-0 at the interval courtesy of a goal by Shaun Wright-Phillips.R’s striker Cisse was replaced by Andrew Johnson shortly after Wright-Phillips’ 18th-minute opener.Samba Diakite burst down the right and swung the ball towards Adel Taarabt, whose clever pass allowed Wright-Phillips to beat the offside trap and slot home.Goalkeeper Robert Green, making his QPR debut, dived to his right to keep out a long-range effort during a decent spell of pressure for the home side.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Ordinary South Africans Doing Amazing Things – Jozi Cats Rugby Club

first_imgOrdinary South Africans Doing Amazing Things – Jozi Cats Rugby ClubBrand South Africa’s Play Your Part initiative makes emphasis on inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, get involved and become active citizens, in order to contribute to the National Development Plan’s (NDP) vision 2030. The NDP defines active citizenship as equalising opportunities and enhancing human capabilities. It serves as an action plan for securing the future for all citizens as charted in the Constitution.Jozi Cats are one such example of being on the path of contributing to the Play Your Part mandate of inspiring and encouraging active citizenship. As a registered Non-profit Organisation (NPO), Jozi Cats is Africa’s first gay-inclusive, competitive rugby club, that stands for being a people association first, a sporting organisation second and a community change-maker third.Jozi Cats live and breathe its values at all times, on and off the field to inspire local and global sporting bodies such as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, and Intersex (LGBTQI*) and GNC (Gender Non-conforming) communities.As Africa’s first gay and inclusive rugby club, Jozi Cats sit at the centre of the conversation on the continent as #ChangeMakers. Of the 55 African states recognised by the United Nations or the African Union, homosexuality is outlawed in 34 African countries.South Africa, the only country on the continent where sexual orientation is protected by the constitution. Jozi Cats exists to provide a safe space for all its diverse communities to enjoy the game of rugby, whether as a player, a referee, or spectator, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identification, age, race or ability.“Founded on 20th August 2015, we began our journey with a simple idea of creating a safe and harassment-free environment for everyone to enjoy the game of rugby, along with building a competitive, social and diverse club which welcomes players with all levels of experience who enjoy a love for rugby”, said Mr Chris Verrijdt; Chairman – Jozi Cats Rugby Club.In February 2016 Jozi Cats reached out to find support to recruit new members and increase the visibility of the club. Havas PR devised a bold campaign that turned gay stereotypes inside out by challenging you to ask “what does a gay rugby player look” and used the typical gay slurs one would here on the sports field to tackle homophobia in rugby.The “Rugby, That’s so Gay” Campaign launched on May 4th, 2016 and went viral. The Jozi Cats campaign was viewed by over 350 million people in over 146 countries worldwide.Over the last three years Jozi Cats has constantly and consistently disrupted the local and global narrative around what it means to be LGBTQI* in the rugby world, with a series of history-making moments under its belt providing inspiration through perspiration to the continent as a whole:First gay and inclusive rugby club in Africa (2015)Global “Rugby That’s So Gay” campaign seen by 315 million people in 126 countries (2016)First inclusive rugby tour across South Africa (2016)First inclusive touch rugby tournament – The Reconciliation Cup in Cape Town (2016)First African team to participate in an international inclusive Rugby Tournament in Madrid – The Union Cup (2017)Historic MOU signing with Digger’s Rugby Club to tackle homophobia in Rugby (2017)Formation of the Khayelitsha Cats – a touch club for lesbian players of colour in Cape Town (2017)First African Rugby Club to attain membership status in International Gay Rugby Organisation (IGR) (2018)First Inclusive Tag Rugby Tournament in Africa with an endorsement from Network of African National Human Rights Institutions, South African Human Rights Commission, Tag Rugby South Africa and SARU (2018)When asked which sports Jozi Cats will break stereotypes next, Mr Verrijdt said; “We are constantly shifting stereotypes and creating an inclusive world of sports, I think soccer might just do.”For more information on these Ordinary South Africans Doing Amazing Things – Jozi Cats Rugby Club, log on to www.jozicats.co.za or like facebook.com/JoziCats and follow @JoziCats on Instagram and Twitter for regular updates.Also, contact: Chris Verrijdt: Chairman – Jozi Cats Rugby ClubCell:   +27 82 784 6 Inclusivity. Diversity. Equality.645 | Email: [email protected]last_img read more

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We Help People Because We Can

first_imgA few days ago, on the way home from dinner with my wife and my youngest daughter, I noticed a dark figure standing on a street corner in the cold, rainy weather. He was holding a cardboard sign, but I couldn’t make it out because it was too dark, and the weather was too bad. I knew what the sign said without having to read it.I asked my wife to roll down the window and ask the man holding the sign to come over the car, and I had my daughter hand me my bag so I could grab my wallet. I was just back from speaking in Las Vegas, and I knew I had a little cash. I handed the man two $20 bills, all the cash I had on me.The homeless man took the money, said thank you, and head down, turned away from the car. He was ashamed to look at the money in front of us, so he carefully looked as he walked away, maybe hoping we wouldn’t notice. When he realized he had $40, he turned around and started crying.Bawling his eyes out, the homeless man said, “Thank you. I can go home. I can go home. Thank you!” He ran behind my car and kept right on running. We were all emotional because the man was crying as he literally ran to his “home,” whatever that meant, and $40 isn’t life changing money—for us.My daughter asked, “What if he uses that money for drugs or alcohol?” I told her that there is nothing that I could do about that, and that I would have given him the money regardless. We don’t help people in need so we can judge them or control their behavior. Any one of us can make life decisions that don’t turn out the way we want them to and find ourselves in need of help.We help people because they need our help. We give because we are fortunate enough to have the means to do so. The more you are given, the more you have to give.Whatever your religious beliefs, this season is a good time to remember that you are here for a reason. Your life is the greatest gift you have ever been given, and you are here to do something purposeful and meaningful with that life. For my money, nothing shows your gratitude for that gift as much as making a difference in the lives of others.last_img read more

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