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Road users urged to take care during wintry spell

first_imgPrint Linkedin Previous articleNeil Delamere on Today FM and onstage in LimerickNext articleHorse Racing Ireland weekly news Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsRoad users urged to take care during wintry spellBy Staff Reporter – January 13, 2015 571 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img WITH two weather warnings in place for Limerick, Clare and counties along the western corridor, the Road Safety Authority has issued advice to road users over the next two day period.Road users are advised to take extra care on the roads, as Met Eireann forecast a drop in temperature between 2 and -2 degrees overnight. Outbreaks of rain and sleet will spread further east tonight, turning to snow in places, but tending to die out.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, frequent wintry showers will develop across the western half of the country as the night goes on, giving a covering of snow in places before morning.Sharp ground frost and icy stretches will develop, despite southwesterly winds being fresh or strong overnight.Tomorrow will be bitterly cold, with strong and gusty southwesterly winds. Wintry showers will become widespread and many will fall as snow. Highest temperatures will be between 1 and 4 degrees.The RSA has issued the following advice:Check local and National weather forecasts before setting out on a journey. Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out, carry a screen scraper and de-icer.  Do not use hot water on the windscreen as it can crack the glass.Use your dipped headlights so that others will see you. Make sure your headlights and taillights are all in working order, replace broken bulbs.Watch out for “black ice.” If the road looks polished or glossy it could be, black ice” one of winter’s worst hazards: Black Ice is difficult to see! It is nearly transparent ice that often looks like a harmless puddle or is overlooked entirely. It can occur especially in sheltered / shaded areas on roads, under trees and adjacent to high walls.Check tyres, including spare wheel, replace them if the tread depth falls below 3mm and make sure they 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.In icy conditions 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.Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and allow extra space.In patches of fog, switch on fog lamps where visibility is reduced. As you enter fog, check your mirrors and slow down. Use your foot brake lightly so that your lights warn following drivers.Do not drive on the tail-lights of the vehicle in front (Target Fixing). This can give a false sense of security and you will be too close to be able to brake safely.In heavy fog, turn off your radio and let down your driver’s window a fraction, so as you can hear the presence of other traffic.Remember to switch off your fog lights once the foggy conditions improve.Pedestrians and cyclists are advised to;Be seen. Wear bright clothing with reflective armbands or a reflective belt.While walking on footpaths and in public places, or entering and exiting your vehicle, DO NOT underestimate the danger of ice.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. 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, always use extreme caution.Avoid going out unless it is a necessity. If walking or cycling in fog, make sure you are clearly visible by carrying a torch and wearing reflective clothing. Stay well in off the road where there is no footpath when vehicles are approaching.Visit the RSA’s website for more information on Severe Weather Advice for road users. Visit your local authority website to view the road gritting plan for each county and the roads being treated in your area. Facebook Email Advertisementlast_img read more

Death of Limerick fashion designer

first_imgNewsDeath of Limerick fashion designerBy Editor – April 10, 2015 804 Facebook WhatsApp Twitter First Irish death from Coronavirus Email Print Linkedin Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfashionfeaturedGrafton AcademyHSE CollegeIb JorgensonJohn McNamaraKingston CollegelimerickLimerick Fashion WeekMichael McNamaraNora McNamara center_img Limerick webinar on Slow Fashion & Capsule Wardrobe Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Previous articlePlanning approval for €100 million Limerick retail projectNext articleLimerick Council visit to France cost €10,128 Editor The late John McNamara.Well-known Limerick fashion designer John McNamara died last night after a short illness.Aged 55, he trained at the Grafton Academy in Dublin and Kingston College in London. He worked with top international designer Ib Jorgenson before returning to set up business in his native Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was very involved with the Limerick fashion week and the Limerick International Student Fashion awards.Son of the late Nora McNamara, founder of the HSI Business College and brother of RTÉ radio presenter and HSI director Michael McNamara, he is survived by a wide circle of relatives and friends.last_img read more

In Egypt, a push to get more orphans families, fight stigma

first_imgEgyptians who have taken in children under the Islamic system of guardianship known as Kafala are turning to social media to raise awareness as part of a push to provide orphans with permanent families. They’re sharing their stories and working to demystify the sometimes misunderstood practice. They’re also tackling social prejudices attached to abandoned children or those assumed to have been born out of wedlock. Their activism comes as Egypt has been easing Kafala regulations, and supportive clerics say Islam promises rewards for those caring for orphans. Says one Kafala mom: “I want all the children to find homes.”last_img read more

A Look Back at the Brutal Winter of 2015

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York We’re not quite counting our chickens yet, Long Island, but it appears the worst may be behind us—at least we can only hope it is. If Thursday’s winter storm was indeed Old Man Winter’s last hurrah then we’ll gladly put away those over-utilized shovels and box up the salt and sand—all the while letting out a triumphant cheer, the likes of which we haven’t uttered in what seems like ages. As we look ahead to next week’s glorious forecast—sunny skies and temperatures in the 40s (!!) for most of the week—we do so with a bit of trepidation, knowing full well that at any moment Mother Nature can shatter all of our hopes and dreams and unleash copious amounts of snow and brutally cold temperatures on us—something we’ve unfortunately become accustomed to in recent weeks. Sure, this hellish winter may not officially be over, but we feel like it’s our duty to conduct a sort-of post-mortem on Winter 2015. Long Islanders don’t need statistics to back up their point that this winter has been especially unbearable, but we’ll provide some talking points anyway. According to National Weather Service’s Upton office, February was the coldest month on record for Long Island (temperature readings are taken at Long Island MacArthur Airport), going back to 1984, when the agency officially began to record data. The average temperature in February was a skin-piercing 21.6 degrees. February’s stunning temperatures are even more mind blowing when you consider temperature readings at Central Park, where records date back to 1869. Central Park posted an average daily temperature of 23.9, making it the third coldest February over the 146-year period that records have been kept, and the ninth coldest month overall. The average temperature of 24.6 captured at John F. Kennedy International Airport (records date back to 1948) made it the coldest February on record, and second coldest month overall. Now, let’s talk about the dreaded snow. For the season, the weather service measured 56.6 inches of snow at MacArthur Airport, more than double the historic seasonal average of 24.8 inches. With our luck this year, that number may increase. The weather service’s “snowfall season” runs from November through April. The most recent storm to hit LI dumped upwards of 8 inches on the Island, a reminder that although spring is only days away, anything is possible. Here’s the good news: National Weather Service forecast through Wednesday. (Photo credit: National Weather Service)You’re not hallucinating, folks. The reprieve we’ve all been waiting for is upon us. Let’s just hope it stays that way.last_img read more

MansionBet sponsors Matchroom Boxing hot UK prospects

first_img Related Articles Mansion orders Playtech sports betting upgrade for casino properties June 5, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Ciao! Matchroom Boxing launches Italian property with DAZN & OPI Since 82 November 9, 2018 COVID-19: How the virus is impacting sports events across the globe March 13, 2020 Submit Shelly Suter Hadad – Mansion GroupGibraltar-based online betting group MansionBet has announced its official sponsorship of unbeaten British boxing prospects Anthony Fowler and Jordan Gill.The sportsbook’s branding will make its first appearance as a sponsor on 2 March as Gill faces Emmanuel Dominguez for the vacant WBA International Featherweight title – followed by the highly anticipated all British affair on 30 March, when Anthony Fowler clashes with Scott Fitzgerald.Shelly Suter Hadad, COO & Managing Director of Mansion Group, said: “This is another exciting opportunity for us to support British Boxing and strengthen the MansionBet name throughout the UK sports world, as well as having our brand featured live on Sky Sports.” MansionBet showed clear intentions in supporting boxing during the company’s first year of operations – sponsoring a range of fighters including George Groves, Dillian Whyte, Lee Selby and most recently, the Ultimate Boxxer II competition.The deal, constructed through Matchroom Boxing and Project11, will have MansionBet sponsoring Fowler for four fights and Gill for his upcoming title fight.Eddie Hearn – MatchroomGroup Managing Director of Matchroom Sport Eddie Hearn commended MansionBet’s support of the next generation of British boxers.He said: “Anthony is one of the most exciting young boxers in the country and is going to be involved with some huge fights during his career. “His next step up on the 30th March in Liverpool against Scott Fitzgerald promises to be all action and I can’t wait. He’s a big personality outside the ring, and just as entertaining inside it. It’s great to see MansionBet supporting him and the next generation of British boxing.”last_img read more