[Anglican Communion News Service] A wave of prayer for parent and toddler groups begins June 1 in churches across the United Kingdom with prayer marathons and special services planned in the next few days.With more than 20,000 churches estimated to be running toddler groups in the U.K., the organizers say it is important for groups, leaders, children and their families to be supported in prayer. Early Years Adviser for the Diocese of Chelmsford Jo Gilks said, “Some of our churches have fantastic toddler groups and some people don’t even know anything about them. It’s important for the church to support them and pray for them because it can be lonely and sometimes they don’t feel they are part of the church mission. But they are a fantastic mission opportunity for our churches.”The National Month of Prayer for toddler group ministries runs throughout June and has been coordinated by Make them Count – National Strategy for Christian Toddler Groups. Core Group member, Joanna Gordon said, “On average a U.K. child has just 1,277 days between birth and starting nursery education. Together, we want to ‘make them count’ for the children, for their families and for the toddler groups that they attend.”She said the aim is to encourage people to pray and to get their churches praying along the theme of “Living life to the full” based on John 10:10 ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’One of the most beneficial supports for parents of young children is for them to get together with others who are going through similar experiences. Some of their best and life long friends are made at local toddler groups, children made friends there and so find moving on to the next stage easier and parents get to know Christians from the local community.A range of events will run this month in support of the focus including services led by toddler group teams, prayer activity bags being given out at groups and prayer marathons linking up different groups.Gordon said, “At St Mark’s Church, Kensal Rise in London, I’ve heard they are giving over the whole service to toddlers this Sunday from the songs, to puppets during the sermon. We recognise that for many, the local toddler group is a ‘lifeline’- a place of a genuine warm welcome. It can simply be something that people do on a given day at a given time but for most of us, it is so much more. We would love to celebrate the ‘life giving’ potential of our groups because we believe they are hidden gems and often overlooked.”For further details and resources see: www.1277.org.uk/resources www.facebook.com/groups/1277makethemcount/ Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME By Rachel FarmerPosted Jun 1, 2016 Submit an Event Listing New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Submit a Job Listing Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Month of prayer starts for U.K. church toddler groups Rector Tampa, FL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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The Coutts Million Pound Donors Report reveals that 292 gifts of £1 million or more were made to charities or banked in foundations during 2013, the most such gifts since donations were first tracked in 2008. In 2012 the figure was 197 gifts.The value of the gifts is steady though, rising just under one per cent on 2013’s figure, up from £1.35 billion to £1.36 billion.The number of unique donors increased by 70% from just 98 to 166.The research tracks the number, size, scale, and destination of donations of £1 million or more made by individuals, foundations and corporations in the UK. It is produced in association with the University of Kent. Howard Lake | 6 November 2014 | News Tagged with: Major gift Research / statistics Advertisement Largest giftHowever, the largest gift in 2013, for £75m, did not come from London but overseas.Key role of major gift fundraisersDr Beth Breeze from the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent, co-author of the UK report, said:“This finding marks a new stage in UK philanthropy, when ‘giving a million’ becomes the new normal for those that have the capacity to give at the highest level. We have long known that social norms and social pressure are key to encouraging philanthropy: the heightened attention on major givers in the media, and the increasingly positive climate for philanthropy in the UK, have combined to nudge people towards making more significant donations than they might otherwise have done”.She added that these gifts were often the result of professional research and cultivation by charity fundraisers. She said:“We should also acknowledge the role that the fundraising profession has played – many charities now devote substantial time and effort in attracting and looking after their biggest givers. Having well-trained and trusted people that are willing to make a compelling ‘ask’ for seven-figure sums, enables more charities to benefit from the generosity of our wealthiest donors.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The number of gifts by individuals fell but the number given by organisations increased. From 2008-2011 corporations have accounted for around 10% of the total value, but in 2013 they represented a high of 15%.The source of £1m+ donations in 2013. Higher education secures most £1m+ donationsIn line with the 2013 report, higher education institutions are the most popular beneficiaries of these gifts: 65 (41%) of all the gifts recorded, worth £552 million, were used to fund research projects and scholarships. Indeed, higher education institutions received seven of the ten largest donations in 2013, each of them larger than £30 million.Thirty three UK universities received a gift of £1 million or more, and 11 of these saw more than one donation at this level. Oxford University received 12, and Cambridge seven. In addition, nine other higher education institutions received at least one gift of £10m or more.The next most popular sectors were:* Foundations – 78 gifts of £1m+* International – 29 gifts of £1m+* Arts, culture & humanities – 25 gifts of £1m+ Total number and value of £1m+ gifts from 2008-20013. Coutts Million Pound Donors Report 52 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Coutts Million Dollar Donors ReportThe findings on UK major gift donations are part of the wider scale Coutts Million Dollar Donors Report, which tracks major philanthropy internationally covering the US, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Middle East (GCC) and the UK. This report analysed $26.3 billion in donations of $1m or more, up from $19bn last year.Interviews with major donors in the UK and internationally can also be viewed on the report’s website, including Sarah Butler-Sloss, Sir John Hegarty, Bill Holroyd CBE DL,Harvey McGrath, Dr Fred Mulder CBE, and Alberto Lidji of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award. London produces most million pound donorsNot surprisingly London is the source of the most million pound donors, responsible for 169 donations and 69% of the total value. If you combine London with the South East, this accounts for around three-quarters of the total in million pound donations made in 2013.The next largest source was North West England, with 6.5% of the total value of gifts. With 16 gifts, it was the only other region were the number of donations exceeded 10.Gifts of £1m+ by location. Source: Coutts Million Pound Donors Report Million pound donations at a record high in 2013 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.
384 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 383 total views, 2 views today “This paper by Jess Crombie is a vital contribution to the debate on this thorny topic. Jess reviews and interprets the little research that has been done on this topic, and suggests how we might use that to move this issue forward, by allowing charity beneficiaries to speak for themselves – to become contributors to their own narrative rather than have someone else construct it for them. If we claim to be an ethical profession, it’s the least we should be doing.”This latest paper is part of Rogare’s project to review the ethics of how beneficiaries are ‘framed’ in fundraising materials. It follows the review of the evidence around positive and negative framing in fundraising, written by Ruth Smyth and published in 2018. More information about Rogare’s beneficiary framing project is available on the Rogare website. Melanie May | 29 April 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: research Rogare The voices of beneficiaries should be given more prominence in how charities gather and tell their stories, according to a report from fundraising think tank Rogare.Written by Jess Crombie, a senior lecturer at the London College of Communication and formerly Head of Global Content at Save the Children, the paper argues that discussions about how to maintain the dignity of the people NGOs set out to help often focuses only on what those images show but that beneficiary voices are as important as those of donors.It says that including beneficiary – or ‘contributor’ – voices is a “massive missing piece” of the ethical jigsaw.Crombie commented:“The issue of framing needs to be rethought and reframed. The locus of human ‘dignity’ often resides in the image itself. However, the locus for addressing dignity should move beyond the image-making process toward the recognition that a contributor makes to the process as a stakeholder. This shifts the focus from an imperative to remove images of suffering, to focusing on how we include the contributor in the process of telling their own story.“The notion that by removing certain types of imagery, or stories, we will imbue ‘dignity’ upon those who are suffering is problematic as it assumes that there is one universal way to experience dignity, and that it is possible to gift it to those who suffer. Both ideas are based in the assumption that there is one, Euro-American centric world view, and that this is the ‘right’ way to tell stories.”However, Rogare found little research into what charity beneficiaries think about the way they are framed with Crombie’s paper – Putting the contributor centre frame: What the people in our pictures think about the way we tell their stories – reviewing just nine such studies.Crombie argues that the relative absence of the voices of service users is partly due to the prioritisation of donor voices in NGO narratives but that charity beneficiaries – or “contributors” – should be recognised as being as “important as donors in providing us with the wherewithal to carry out our work”, and so charities should “treat them and their opinions accordingly, investing as much in seeking their input on all areas of our work as we do in eliciting donor opinions.”Rogare’s Director Ian MacQuillin said: Advertisement Beneficiary voices should be central to NGO story & image gathering
Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Study Shows Trends in Public and Private Agricultural R&D Previous articleMatt Hutcheson Named Product Manager for Seed Consultants, Inc.Next articleTruitt/Eubank Honored by NAFB for News Coverage Andy Eubank By Andy Eubank – Nov 26, 2012 USDA Study Shows Trends in Public and Private Agricultural R&D Analysis published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) in the most recent issue of the journal Science examine the relationship between public and private investments in research and development (R&D) and their importance in agricultural input industries. The Science article is drawn from a recent ERS study that provides new details on the rapid growth and changing composition of private investments in global agricultural R&D and traces the implications for agriculture.“Agriculture is more dependent on scientific innovation than any other industry,” said Catherine Woteki, USDA’s Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. “This study shows the great job that private industry is doing in research, much of which was built on the genetic technology USDA scientists have been working on for decades. It’s crucial that we continue supporting this kind of R&D.”Research discussed in the article notes that globally, most of the increase in agricultural production over the past 50 years can largely be attributed to rising crop and livestock yields rather than to the expansion of acreage devoted to farming. As private sector investments comprise a greater and growing share of overall R&D spending, the findings from this study will help trace their influence on future productivity gains. The article also discusses how growth in private R&D helped to offset the sluggish growth in public R&D, describes how public research has provided many of the fundamental discoveries, and highlights overlooked research areas that consequently attract private R&D.Reliable estimates of publicly funded agricultural research have previously been available, and studies have established strong links between these investments and the long-term growth of the productivity of American agriculture. But the ERS study is the first of its kind to provide comprehensive estimates and analyses of private sector R&D for agricultural input industries, even for global companies with R&D endeavors in different countries and sectors. The report defines agricultural inputs as animal genetics; animal nutrition; animal health; farm machinery; fertilizers; crop seed and biotechnology; and agricultural chemicals.Findings reported in the Science article include:Globally, about half or more of all private investment in food and agricultural research and development have been devoted to food manufacturing, not toward input industries and other areas that directly increase agricultural production.Recent increases in private agricultural input research have mostly centered on crops, including farm machinery and some biofuels investments; livestock-related research and crop protection chemicals have experienced less growth.Research into biofuels has become increasingly important, with estimated global investments by private companies at approximately $1.47 billion in 2009.In both crop seed and animal breeding, biotechnology research was an important driver of consolidation in these industries.Private spending contributed to the overall growth in R&D for agricultural in the face of slowing or stagnant public R&D resources, but addressed a narrower set of research topics and input industries than publicly funded R&D.Public policies have a major influence on private-sector incentives to invest in agricultural research. Intellectual property protection, regulatory frameworks, and especially, public investments in basic science that opens up new technological opportunities, have been important drivers of the growth of private agricultural R&D.The full article can be found online.The Economic Research Service is a primary source of economic research and analysis on American agriculture, the food sector, and rural America. The work of ERS provides vital information to government policymakers, as well as to researchers and to decision-makers in the marketplace.Source: USDA SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE
NewsCrime & CourtLandmark planning decision to allow Limerick solar panelsBy Bernie English – July 25, 2019 767 Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Twitter Previous articleWATCH: Nickie Quaid talks Kilkenny and the importance of the puck outNext articleGarda recovering from accidental shooting Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Limerick on Covid watch list Linkedin TAGSCourtEnvironmentLimerick City and CountyNews Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print WhatsApp Elzbieta Pasinska who was successful in her appeal to An Bord Pleanala. Photo: Liam BurkeA LANDMARK decision to allow a Limerick resident to keep the solar panels on the roof of her home in Dooradoyle has opened the way for more use of solar energy in homes across the country.An Bord Pleanala overruled its own inspector to allow Elzbieta Joanna Pasinska to retain 21 solar panels on the front roof of her home at Gouldavoher Estate in Dooradoyle.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Current regulations require planning permission for more than seven solar panels. Limerick City and County Council’s decision to refuse the application for 21 panels was appealed by Ms Pasinska to An Bord Pleanala.Senior Planning Inspector for the Appeals Bord, Mary Kennelly, had cited the character of the estate of similar style houses where the ‘scale and extent’ of the panels would affect the townscape.She advised that ‘the cumulative effect of additional roof slopes being covered by panels in the vicinity of the site would be likely to further alter the character of this part of the estate and result in visual disharmony and clutter’.Pointing out that no evidence had been produced to support the applicant’s statement that 21 panels were required to meet her home’s energy requirements, Ms Kennelly also noted that no alternatives were considered such as free-standing arrays, or any evidence provided that glint and glare would not be ‘give rise to detriment to residential amenity’.But the Board rejected all of the Inspector’s recommendations:‘In deciding not to accept the Inspector’s recommendation to refuse permission for retention, the Board considered that the development would not be visually obtrusive, would not give rise to nuisance from glint and glare, would not seriously injure the visual or residential amenities of the area, and would not establish an undesirable precedent.’Environmental groups Community Power, Friends of the Irish Environment, Friends of the Earth, and An Taisce, who had all made submissions supporting Ms. Pasinska, welcomed the decision.Ian Lumley, An Taisce’s Advocacy Officer, said that ’the case caused widespread concern in impeding the advancement of rooftop solar PV in Ireland and is an important precedent for accommodating domestic roof installations in the major part of the national housing stock outside of architectural heritage protected areas’.Tony Lowes of Friends of the Irish Environment said that the Minister should immediately amend the planning regulations by way of a statutory instrument.”And Kate Ruddock of Friends of the Earth welcomed the decision to support small scale renewable energy generation for Ireland, saying that “we need to see more people, communities, farms and businesses enabled to take part in this transition away from fossil fuels.” Email Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Advertisement
A new study explores the saving and credit-care habits of Millennials and Gen Z consumers, couples, in particular.Among other things, the study by LendingTree found that Millennials and Gen Z-ers are saving more for houses than for babies. (That follows an earlier report that showed Millennials are less interested in homebuying than ever.)In fact, nearly 6 in 10 (57% respondents) Millennial and Gen Z couples are saving for a house, while just about half are saving for a baby. The third priority for this generation of couples is saving for a wedding, at 38%.Here’s how the data panned out in regard to the marriage-baby-home desires among respondents:Younger millennials (60%) are more likely than their older counterparts (56%) to say they’re saving for a house.Meanwhile, 46% of millennial and Gen Z couples are saving for a baby, but that percentage jumps to 55% for those who are married. And 69% of those earning $100,000 or more also said they were.Lastly, we asked those who were dating (but not engaged) whether they were saving for a wedding. In total, 38% said they were. Breaking it down further, 67% of those earning $100,000 or more were doing so, versus 26% of those earning less than $25,000.The study examined several credit-related issues with which couples contend—arguments over financial decisions, differing views on finances, saving for the future, discussing debt, and joining bank accounts, to name a few.The results, in full, are available on the magnifymoney.com blog. Ultimately the researchers explored the idea of a prenuptial agreement with expert Lauren Perez, a MagnifyMoney deposits writer, who said, “prenups can be a worthwhile conversation before getting married.””Although taboo … a prenup can help you protect your financial assets, including assets like inheritances and estates. It can also help ensure the financial situation for any dependents the couple might have.”Among those who were engaged, more than half of the survey’s respondents said they were at least considering getting one: 23% said they were getting one; 32% said they hadn’t decided yet; and 45% said they weren’t getting one.A house, along with other major assets, should be included in the agreement, Perez pointed out.Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Perez offers insight on the role of money in romance and marriage—”Not talking about finances may work for some, but couples who don’t discuss finances likely have a tough road ahead,” Perez said. “Relationships require honesty and candor, especially about money, and especially when those finances are coming together. With something as important as money, it pays to communicate and work together.” Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Millennial and Gen Z Savings Priorities The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share 1Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News Millennial and Gen Z Savings Priorities Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 11, 2021 1,285 Views 2021-02-11 Christina Hughes Babb Previous: Zillow Group to Acquire ShowingTime Next: Low Foreclosure Rates May Obscure ‘Market Reality’ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago
Pinterest News By News Highland – September 10, 2011 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Previous articleGAA – Donegal shine at Ulster All Stars.Next articleCompanies continue to provide rural transport despite losing MFG backing News Highland Google+ Man arrested in Denis Donaldson murder enquiry WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardaí investigating the murder of Denis Donaldson at his home at Cloghercor, Doochary, Co. Donegal in April 2006 have arrested a male aged in his 40s this evening in connection with the murder.He is currently detained at Monaghan Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939.This is the third arrest in relation to this ongoing investigation.Donaldson, 56, was Sinn Féin’s senior official at Stormont and a political enforcer for the party leadership. He was shot dead at a remote cottage in Doochary, Co Donegal, in April 2006.Four months earlier, he had been expelled from the party after admitting that he had been a paid British spy for 20 years.No one has ever been charged with his murder.Donaldson was last seen by the Garda Siochaan, in Glenties on 3 April 2006, about 24 hours before he was murdered.His body was discovered by a member of the public, who noticed his door open and called police. He had been shot twice, once in the head and once in the arm. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey
Get a grip. Remember your only contact with the road surface is your tyres so it’s vital that they are up to the task in icy and snowy conditions. Check tyres, including spare wheel, and replace them if the tread depth falls below 3mm. Check that tyres are inflated to the correct tyre pressure. Lack of grip can occur even on treated roads so drive slowly in the highest gear possible, manoeuvre gently and avoid harsh braking. Replace tyres if necessary. High Visibility VestTow ropeSpare bulbsSpare fuelA shovelAppropriate footwear in case you have to leave your vehicle ie bootsA hazard warning triangleSpare wheel (with tyre at correct pressure and tread)De-icing equipment (Both for glass and door locks)First aid kit (in good order)A fire extinguisher (fully operative)A working torchA car blanket, additional clothing & some food and water Please visit our Severe Weather Advice page Facebook The Road Safety Authority has issued a ‘Road Safety Alert’, following a level orange weather warning forecasting very cold, wintry conditions for county Donegal.Met Eireann is forecasting falls of snow, possibly from early tonight with wintry showers of sleet and snow expected tomorrow away from coastal areas. Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Give yourself a brake. If you get into a skid, you need to know if your vehicle has ABS (Anti- Lock Braking Systems). After you “Step” on the brake the ABS begins cycling — you will feel pulses in the pedal or hear the system working. It’s easy to properly use antilock brakes: Remember – Step, Stay and Steer. Step on the pedal. Stay on the pedal. Steer around the obstacle. (A warning: A little bit of steering goes a very long way in an emergency). Make sure you can see. Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out. Remember too that heavy snowfall will reduce visibility! Watch out for grit/salt spreaders and snow ploughs. The glare from the sun can be dazzling in the winter when the sun is low in the sky, so wear sunglasses in these conditions. News WhatsApp The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has issued a ‘Road Safety Alert’ today Monday 10th February 2014, following a level orange weather warning forecasting very cold, wintry conditions for county Donegal. Forecasting falls of snow possibly from early tonight before turning to rain, but likely to persist as snow. Rain will clear during the night and wintry showers of sleet and snow will appear overnight . The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has, the following advice for motorists driving in snow and sleet. They are; How does your vehicle help? Check in your owner’s manual and find out if your vehicle has any safety assist technology like Electronic Stability Control (ESC) or Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and know how they assist your driving in severe weather conditions. But remember technology offers no miracles. Don’t let these lull you into overestimating the available traction. Pinterest Check & use your lights. Use your dipped headlights so that others will see you. Make sure your headlights and taillights are all in working order, replace broken bulbs. Make sure lights are clear of snow. Road Safety Alert – Snow, sleet and hail Facebook Be Prepared! In prolonged icy or snowy driving conditions it is advisable to carry the following in the boot of the car: Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Google+ For vehicle’s without ABS, you’ll have to rely on the old-fashioned ‘Cadence Braking’ system: Push the brake pedal until the wheels stop rolling, then immediately release the brake enough to allow the wheels to begin turning again. Repeat this sequence rapidly. Your goal is to have the tyres producing maximum grip regardless of whether the surface is snow or ice. Each winter slips and fall accidents cause serious injuries. Even when surfaces do not look especially icy or slippery, it is very possible that a thin sheet of transparent ice or “Black Ice” is covering your pathway putting you at risk. When you approach a footpath or roadway that appears to be covered with ice or snow, always use extreme caution. Many slips and falls happen in places people regard as safe and secure, typically outside their front door, on the door step, on the path or while getting out of the car. Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Visibility is reduced in snowy conditions so wear high visibility clothing or carry a torch and if you cycle make sure your bike is fitted with lights front and rear. By News Highland – February 10, 2014 RSA issues Donegal warning as Met Eireann says snow could be on the way The warning in full – Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleCalls for the army on the streets ahead of Manorcunningham crime meetingNext articleTwo years on from his murder in Buncrana, Andrew Allen’s mother appeals for information on killers News Highland Advice for Pedestrians & Cyclists ;While walking on footpaths and in public places, or entering and exiting your car or truck, DO NOT underestimate the dangers of snow and ice. If you are out walking in snow or icy conditions wear appropriate footwear, don’t walk with your hands in your pockets, walk with your hands out and wear gloves so you can break your fall if you do slip. Gently does it. Manoeuvre gently, slow down and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle in front. Too much steering is bad and avoid harsh braking and acceleration. Use the highest gear possible to avoid wheel spin. Select a low gear when travelling downhill especially if through bends. Falling snow, fog, rain, or hail will reduces visibility. Do not hang on to the tail lights of the vehicle in front of you as it can give a false sense of security. When you slow down, use your brakes so that the brake lights warn drivers behind you. Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR