Councillors demand speed van ban outside graveyards and churches

first_imgA councillor has demanded that Go Safe speed vans stop parking beside graveyards and churches.The issue was raised at the monthly meeting of the Joint Policing Committee after a complaint by one of its member.Committee member James Trearty recalled how a speed van was parked outside Termon Church during the recent wake and funeral of Termon GAA Club’s chairman, Danny O’Donnell. County councillor Michael McBride said that such speed vans should never be allowed to park outside graveyards or churches.“I think it should be a policy that they should never be parked outside graveyards or churches,” he said.Garda Chief Superintendent Terri McGinn said that Go Safe vans should act respectively within the community but said they were parked in places where there had been recorded incidents of crashes or fatal accidents.She added that if people were aware of a funeral happening in an area then they could contact Gardai so that such incidents did not happen. She said she will take back the message from the meeting to the National Traffic Office.Councillors demand speed van ban outside graveyards and churches was last modified: December 11th, 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:churchdonegalgraveyardsspeed vanTermonlast_img read more

NYC’s BigApps Competition to Spawn Innovation, Gov’t Accessibility

first_imgTags:#Contests#NYT#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts In keeping with Mayor Bloomberg’s focus on innovation, transparency, accessibility, and accountability, New York City is today launching the NYC BigApps Competition, a challenge to developers to create software based on city data.The competition will be hosted by ChallengePost, an online network for organizations and individuals to create and offer competitions. The launch of NYC BigApps will be also be officially announced at tonight’s NY Tech Meetup. So, what’s in it for developers? Read on.The developer of the winning application will receive a cash prize, and Mayor Bloomberg plans to congratulate the winners in person at a dinner. We’re told that the competition winners are to receive $20,000 in cash prizes.“Last week, we launched the Connected City Initiative to put technology to use improving services and providing information to New Yorkers as fast and in as many ways as possible, and BigApps will be yet another,” said Mayor Bloomberg.“The information we’re providing is the public’s, and we’re relying on the creativity and talent of New York City’s tech and entrepreneurial communities to come up with innovative and helpful ways to use it. It’s a great example of a 21st-century, public-private partnership.” The New York City Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications worked with around 30 agencies to provide more than 170 datasets for the competition. The data include geographic locations of all sidewalk cafés, laundry facilities, playgrounds, dog runs, city landmarks, as well as census data, extensive property valuation and assessments, the results of restaurant inspections, lists of permitted citywide events, and even side parking and traffic updates.Another important aspect of the competition is the expectation that official, city government support of startups will add a measure of vitality to an already vibrant local startup culture.“Supporting entrepreneurs and startups is an important component of our five borough economic opportunity plan and the launch of the Big Apps competition does just that,” said Deputy Mayor Lieber. “By partnering with the private sector to encourage innovative and forward-thinking applications, we are leveraging existing resources to increase efficiency and transparency in government, stimulate investment, and create jobs.”Apps will be judged based on their benefit to residents, visitors, and government; their originality; their visual appeal; their effect on data accessibility and government transparency; and yes, their commercial potential.The NYC BigApps Competition is open to individuals, startups, and non-profit organizations with fewer than 50 employees. Datasets will be available for download today from the newly-created Data Mine.Submissions will be judged by a panel that is to include NY Tech Meetup co-founder Dawn Barber, Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, Mahalo co-founder Jason Calacanis, EDVentures Founder Esther Dyson, FirstMark Capital CEO Lawrence Lenihan, AlleyCorp co-founder Kevin Ryan, DFJ Gotham Ventures managing partner Danny Schultz, and Union Square Ventures managing general partner Fred Wilson. jolie odellcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

MFLN “Network News” – August 2016

first_imgGreetings and welcome to this month’s edition of “Network News” from the Military Families Learning Network!During the month of September, the Family Development concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network will host their 2016 Virtual Learning Event (VLE). This four-part part event will focus on Strengthening the Family CORE. While military families face unique challenges, they possess an inherent ability to rise and meet them. Each of the 90-minute sessions has been designed to equip military service providers with tools to join with these families in an effort to continue their path of resilience. It is our hope that these sessions will enhance your knowledge, strengthen your skills as a service provider, and guide your work with these amazing families. Follow the links below to register for each session or head to the VLE landing page for complete information.VLE Session #1: Communicating Needs through Family AdvocacyDate/Time: September 1, 2016 at 11:00am ESTDescription:  This 1.5-hour webinar will identify barriers and strategies associated with advocating for services in addition to providing resources that can assist in the navigation of advocacy.VLE Session #2: Opening Doors with Families Using the Routines-Based InterviewDate/Time: September 8, 2016 at 11:00am ESTDescription: This 1.5-hour webinar will introduce participants to the Routines-Based Interview to learn from the families they serve.VLE Session #3: Rebuilding Attachments with Military Children Utilizing Play TherapyDate/Time: September 15, 2016 at 11:00am ESTDescription: This 1.5-hour webinar will offer valuable information on the utilization of play therapy in the effort to rebuild attachment with children in military families. The presenter will describe the unique strengths of and risk factors for military children and families and explain the benefit of play therapy. The adaptation and application of techniques for working with trauma and grief to military children and families will also be presented.VLE Session #4: Exploring the Impact of Moral Injury on Military FamiliesDate/Time: September 22, 2016 at 11:00am ESTDescription: This 1.5-hour webinar will provide information on the idea of moral injury and the ways in which it can impact military service members and their families.Don’t forget to tune in for one or all of our August professional development webinars! See a complete listing of upcoming events.last_img read more

Strong final surge carries CEU to D-League quarters

first_imgRod Ebondo. PBA IMAGESCentro Escolar University used a strong finishing kick to down Racal Motors, 88-77, and advance to the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup quarterfinals Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.With Racal closing in, 70-68 with seven minutes to play, the Scorpions staged a killer 18-4 blast powered by Rod Ebondo, JK Casiño, and Orlan Wamar to pull away and take the decisive 88-72 lead with 1:29 remaining to book their sixth win and clinch a spot in the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m very thankful for my players that they followed our game plan. I just told them to take this as their chance to experience the pressure of being in the playoffs,” said coach Yong Garcia.CEU can still rise up to as high as the fourth-seed and enjoy a twice-to-beat incentive in the quarterfinals if Batangas loses to league leading Flying V, which is still being played as of posting time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Congolese Ebondo poured 22 points and 19 rebounds, Wamar added 12 markers, five of which coming in the payoff period, while Casiño got 11 points and two boards.Art Aquino also chimed in 12 markers and three rebounds to close the Scorpions’ elimination campaign with a 6-4 record. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nambatac shines late as Letran topples Arellano FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Rian Ayonayon wrapped up the disappointing campaign for Racal (3-7) with 12 points and six rebounds, while Allan Mangahas got 10 markers and three assists in the loss.The Scores:CEU 88 – Ebondo 22, Aquino 12, Wamar 12, Casiño 11, Guinitaran 9, Jeruta 8, Uri 6, Cruz 4, Arim 2, Manlangit 2, Baconcon 0, Intic 0.RACAL MOTORS 77 – Ayonayon 12, Mangahas 10, Apreku 9, Cabrera 9, Cortes 9, Ortuoste 8, Pontejos 6, Tallo 5, Capacio 4, Lozada 3, Faundo 2, Gomez 0, Grimaldo 0.Quarters: 21-23, 41-44, 63-58, 88-77.ADVERTISEMENT Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress LATEST STORIES DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games View commentslast_img read more