Limerick RSA safety event to fix incorrectly fitted car seats

first_imgNewsCommunityTransportLimerick RSA safety event to fix incorrectly fitted car seatsBy Staff Reporter – January 23, 2018 2196 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Twitter Advertisement The free service will help rectify incorrectly fitted seats FOUR out of five child car seats are incorrectly fitted in cars, recent research carried out by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has found.As part of their ‘Check it Fits’ Service, the RSA has checked 30,000 child seats nationwide and the roas safety group said that worryingly 79 per cent of seats required adjustment and three per cent were deemed not fit for purpose.To help address this problem, the RSA ‘Check it Fits’ service will be visiting Limerick SuperValu venues in Castletroy, Kilmallock and Castleconnell.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The free of charge 10 minute service will run from 10am to 5.30pm on January 29, 30 and 31.The service offers parents and guardians reassurance that their child is safe while travelling in the car. If your child’s car seat or restraint is incorrectly fitted, the ‘Check it Fits’ experts will advise on how to fix the problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have to avoid potential serious or fatal injury in the event of a collision.Top Tips for Parents:·         It is now EU law that all children must travel in a child seat, booster seat or booster cushion. The golden rule for choosing a child car seat is making sure it is suitable for your child’s weight, height and age and that it conforms to the latest EU safety regulations (look for the ‘E’ mark).·         Do not use age exclusively as a guide while picking a car seat, as every child is different.·         When buying a child car seat, make sure you go to a retailer who can show you how to fit it in your car. If the child car seat will be used in more than one car, make sure it’s compatible with additional cars as well.·         Avoid using a second-hand child car seat or restraint unless you know its history. It may have been damaged in a previous collision, and although the damage may not be visible, it won’t provide the same level of protection for your child.·         Don’t move your child from a rearward-facing child car seat to a forward-facing child car seat too soon. If you’re unsure, always consult with your retailer before you buy your next child car seat. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Previous articleBaby Noah’s battle for lifeNext articleLIT rewards 57 Limerick sports stars Staff Reporter WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedin Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live TAGSCheck it fitschild car seatlimerickRSA WhatsApp Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Colombia nabs guerrilla tied to American’s killing

first_imgBy Dialogo August 27, 2009 BOGOTA (AP) 8-22-2009 — Colombian police have captured a guerrilla suspected of killing a U.S. military contractor and a Colombian soldier after their surveillance plane crashed in the jungle in 2003, authorities said Saturday. Judicial police director Luis Ramirez alleged that Jose Armando Cadena Cabrera, who went by the nom de guerre “Bronco,” was personally responsible for the two killings and was part of a band of rebels that kidnapped three other Americans who were on the plane. “The entire crew survived the plane crash and ‘Bronco’ killed the U.S. citizen Thomas John Janis and the soldier Luis Alcides Cruz, who refused to be kidnapped,” Gen. Ramirez said in a phone interview. The other three Northrop Grumman Corp. contractors on the plane — Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell — wrote in a book this year that a guerrilla named Sonia told them she killed Cruz and Janis, who was from Montgomery, Alabama. Ramirez said authorities have begun a formal investigation of Cadena Cabrera on suspicion of murder, kidnapping and criminal conspiracy. Cadena Cabrera was captured in the capital, apparently while conducting intelligence work for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. Gonsalves, Howes and Stansell spent more than five years in FARC captivity after the Feb. 13, 2003, crash. They were rescued in July 2008 by a Colombian military operation that also freed 12 other high-profile hostages, including former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt.last_img read more

Autry returns to Virginia Tech as Syracuse assistant coach

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ In 2010, Adrian Autry packed his things in Blacksburg, Va., and headed to Dayton. Previously an assistant with Virginia Tech, he was on his way to becoming an associate head coach with the Flyers before a job opened up at Syracuse. Three years later, Autry will make his return to Virginia Tech, still as an assistant coach with the Orange. Things have changed — Seth Greenberg, the head coach he worked under at VT, is now an analyst for ESPN and most of the players he coached have graduated. SU head coach Jim Boeheim doesn’t think Autry can give him any particularly unique insight that the team would otherwise be unable to acquire.“I don’t think that really makes any difference,” Boeheim said during the Atlantic Coast Conference coaches’ teleconference on Monday. No. 2 Syracuse has gone about scouting the Hokies like it would any other team. The Orange has watched about 8-10 games and picked up some of VT’s tendencies from the tape and other highlights“You see what they can do,” Boeheim said. “I don’t think any other knowledge is that effective.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAutry was at Virginia Tech when forward Jarell Eddie was recruited, but he doesn’t have ties to any other Hokie. He’s been with SU for too long now.And that’s been just fine for Boeheim. Autry’s the latest in a long line of assistant coaches with ties to the program and he brings enough to the staff that it doesn’t matter if he doesn’t hold any almighty secrets to VT basketball.“Adrian’s done an unbelievable job here,” Boeheim said. “He’s really been good for us and I really just can’t say enough about what he’s done in terms of bringing his ability to our program. “But I don’t think you gain any knowledge that you can’t gain from watching teams play and seeing what they do.” Comments Published on January 6, 2014 at 3:28 pm Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2last_img read more

Guidicelli thinks Filipino triathletes slowly catching up with foreign competitors

first_imgFord Forza’s Matteo Guidicelli. Photo by Mark GiongcoMatteo Guidicelli, actor and triathlete, believes Filipinos still have a lot of catching up to do and be on the class of foreign competitors in triathlon.But at the same time, Guidicelli thinks Filipinos are constantly improving and will eventually close in on the gap over time.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “Filipinos are slowly climbing up at par with the foreigners. We have to understand that foreign countries, they’ve been doing triathlons 10-20 years ahead, so they’re already advanced,” Guidicelli said during the Ford Forza Triathlon Team press conference at Ascott Makati on Friday.Currently, the top three elite men triathletes in the world are all from Spain while two Americans and one Australian compose the top three in the elite women.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Ford Forza team will be bannered by Joseph Miller and Elmo Clarabal in the elite men of Ironman 70.3 Cebu on August 6.The event is one of the biggest in Asia with 2,500 athletes set to participate from 51 countries. View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’center_img Last year, Miller, who hails from Cebu, finished fifth.“I’m still aiming for a top three finish,” Miller said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Irving trade demand surprises former Cavs teammate Dellavedovalast_img read more

Raids uncover €12,500 drugs haul across Letterkenny

first_imgDrugs to the value of €12,500 were seized in three raids across Letterkenny during the Bank Holiday weekend.Cocaine, cannabis and drug paraphernalia were uncovered in the three separate drugs busts.The first raid took place at a house in Sliabh Sneacht, Glencar, Letterkenny on Thursday 30th May. Cocaine to the value of just over €6500 and a quantity of drugs paraphernalia were seized at the property. A second search at a house in Oldtown Letterkenny on Friday uncovered cannabis to the value of €5,500, a small quantity of cocaine and drugs paraphernalia.Approximately €500 worth of cannabis was seized from a house in Glenoughty Close, Letterkenny on Monday.      Raids uncover €12,500 drugs haul across Letterkenny was last modified: July 3rd, 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:cocainedrugsGardailetterkennyraidslast_img read more

Steph and Ayesha Curry’s kids raised on Warriors magic in Oakland

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThere may be a handful of kids who can brag about their parents playing basketball professionally, but only Riley Curry can brag about a town renaming its children’s amusement park for her after her dad led the Golden State Warriors to their first championship since 1975.Children’s Fairyland was renamed RileyLand before the start of the Warriors NBA Championship parade in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 19, 2015. (Anda …last_img

Varanasi villagers attack three policemen

first_imgThree policemen, including a Station House Officer (SHO), were injured in an attack on them by some villagers in Varanasi’s Rohaniya area, police said on Tuesday.SHO Rohaniya, with a team, went to Harsons village in Jansa after a crime branch team of the Jaunpur police that arrived to apprehend two suspects in a loot case were held hostage by the villagers and reportedly thrashed. The mob attacked the SHO and his team too. A video of the attack, showing a mob thrashing and slapping the police officer next to a tree, was widely shared on social media.The villagers also attacked the policemen with stones and bricks, police said.SSP Varanasi Sureshrao A Kulkarni said the two injured constables were admitted to hospital. “Those involved in the incident will be identified and action will be taken against them.” Police are investigating if the mob snatched any police weapons during the assault.Twenty-nine persons have so far been detained in connection with the attack.last_img read more