Gardaí urge motorists to drive safely ahead busy of Bank Holiday weekend

first_imgThis October Bank Holiday period the An Garda Síochána is appealing to all road users to take extra care when using the roads.This bank holiday weekend Gardaí will carry out high visibility patrols and checkpoints across the roads network and are appealing to motorists not to drive under the influence of an intoxicant and to reduce speed.This weekend’s enforcement activities will specifically target and focus on off-peak hours (10pm to 6am) where recent studies have shown that 75% of fatalities were found to return positive toxicology results for alcohol. Speaking at yesterday’s media briefing Chief Superintendent Paul Cleary said: “This bank holiday weekend we want to keep people safe on our roads. Gardaí will be out in force with high visibility patrols and checkpoints and we would be appealing to people not to drive under the influence of an intoxicant or in excess of the speed limit.“Our enforcement activity this weekend will be data-driven and is based on research. We are working closely with our partners in the RSA to ensure people are safe.”Gardaí remind motorists to slow down, allow adequate time for their journey and to be mindful of the prevailing weather conditions. Always ensure drivers and passengers, both front and rear, wear their seatbelts.“Never ever drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and never use a mobile phone while driving.” Gardaí urge motorists to drive safely ahead busy of Bank Holiday weekend was last modified: October 25th, 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:Bank HolidayGardailast_img read more

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West Holmes FFA participates in 2019 Holmes County Fair

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 2019 Holmes County Fair Queen Kylie Ramirezand 2019 Holmes County Fair King Macin Hager.The 2019 Holmes County Fair was held August 5th-10th at Harvest Ridge. There were many exciting activities during the week. Kylie Ramirez was crowned fair queen and Macin Hager was fair King. Graduate members Anna Irwin and Gabby Sherman were named attendants. Many FFA members also participated in showing animals and experienced great success throughout the week.Market Hog: Kylie Ramirez was reserve in her division and class winner, she also 7th in senior showmanship. Macin Hager was 4th in senior showmanship. Tierra Slaubaugh was 4th in her class. Cody Miller was 5th in his class. Chloe Shumaker was 2nd in her class. Brayden Shumaker was 5th in his class. Ally Ogi was 2nd in her class. Bree Houin, Lexi Ogi, Maddie Stitzlein, Megan Brannon, Ethan Drzazga, Rebecca Sprang, Hannah Goines, and Samantha Kendall also exhibited a hog.Beef: Tierra Slaubaugh was grand champion Holmes County Bred, 5th overall steer, and 3rd overall in carcass show. Lexi Ogi was 3rd in Holmes County Bred and 3rd in her class. Cody Miller was 2nd in his class, 10th overall, and 6th overall carcass with his market steer, 4th overall with his breeding heifer. Chloe Shumaker was 3rd overall. Samantha Kendall also exhibited at market steer.Horse: Tierra Slaubaugh places 1st in 12 tenderfoot classes. Taryn Grassbaugh placed 1st in western showmanship, western horsemanship, senior flags, english equitation, bareback equitation, and she was the horse supreme showman. Megan Brannon got placed 1st in a class and also got two 2nd place. Ally Ogi placed 1st in contest showmanship, 4th in ranch pleasure, and 3rd place in keyhole. Bree Houin also exhibited a horse.Goats: Macin Hager got champion overall with his breeding doe. Ethan Drzazga was reserve champion with his breeding doe and 3rd overall with his market goat. Cora Crilow got grand champion doe pygmy, grand champion wether pygmy, reserve champion doe pygmy, and pygmy supreme showman. Emma Stitzlein got 4th in her class. Cora Crilow also exhibited a market goat. Megan Brannon got grand and reserve with pygmy goats.Sheep: Macin Hager was 6th overall, Maddie was 5th overall with her market lamb and reserve champion with her breeding ewe. Chloe Shumaker was the supreme showman and was 10th overall. Tierra Slaubaugh, Bree Houin, Ethan Drzazga, and Rebecca Sprang also exhibited at sheep. Dairy: Hayleigh Bender was 5th overall dairy feeder. Ethan Drzazga was reserve champion market dairy steer, Chase Stitzlein was 6th in showmanship and was 2nd in the winter yearling class with his dairy heifer. Amy Hughes was the intermediate showman and the reserve junior champ with her dairy heifer. Rebecca Sprang was junior grand and reserve Ayrshire with her dairy heifers and grand and reserve Ayrshire with her dairy cows. Emma Stitzlein was 2nd in her class with her dairy heifer.Poultry: Cora Crilow was 5th overall with broilers. Megan Brannon and Hannah Goines exhibited a turkey.At the end of the week we had several members compete in the Showman of Showman contest. Chloe Shumaker placed 1st, Cora Crilow placed 2nd, Ethan Drzazga got 5th, and Taryn Grassbaugh got 6th. Congratulations to all FFA members on a great week at the fair!last_img read more

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Free Glitch Script for Adobe After Effects

first_imgCreate lo-fi style tech effects with this free After Effects glitch script from CreativeDojo.The glitch effect is a popular design style for text and title treatments in After Effects. We previously featured a paid glitch script, but now we’ll share one better – free. Premiumbeat blog friend VinhSon Nguyen from CreativeDojo has created a really handy script for giving text a glitched out look.In the video, you’ll see how the script makes it quite simple to apply glitch in your AE projects. VinhSon demonstrates an After Effects technique that uses the script to create a glitch transition.Visit CreativeDojo to download the script (it’ll cost you one like on Facebook or follow/tweet on Twitter).last_img

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Heavy rain in western Maharashtra fills up dams, boosts water stocks

first_imgHeavy rains continued to pummel western Maharashtra through the day on Wednesday, affecting traffic in Kolhapur, Sangli and parts of Pune city.Incessant rain in the past 72 hours have resulted in the four major dams in Pune district — Khadakwasla, Panshet, Varasgaon and Temghar — filling up to 75% of their storage capacity.The dams collectively have a storage capacity of 29.15 TMC. The total storage till Tuesday morning was 22.59 TMC and continued to increase due to rainfall in the catchment areas.Discharge of excess water from the Khadkwasla dam resulted in the submergence of the Bhide bridge on Tuesday, leading to traffic snarls on several arterial roads.It continued to rain steadily over the city on Wednesday as well, though with less intensity.Pune has already received surplus rainfall barely two months into the monsoon, recording 561.8 mm till Tuesday morning and exceeding the normal rainfall figure of 545.7 mm for this period, said Dr. Anupam Kashyapi, Head, Weather & Air Pollution Monitoring Unit, India Meteorological Department.“The city is expected to receive moderate rainfall on Thursday while the showers are expected to reduce partially by the end of the week. However, heavy rains are expected to resume in the State from August 3 and is likely to prevail till August 6,” Dr. Kashyapi told The Hindu.He further said that Maharashtra had already received a surplus rainfall of 7% despite the deficiency in the arid Marathwada region. “The Konkan region and Goa have recorded an excess of 26%, while central Maharashtra has recorded an excess of 28% rainfall. Steady rains in Gadchiroli and Nagpur over the past 24 hours and other parts of the usually parched Vidarbha region have brought the deficit down to 19% from 29% [for Vidarbha],” said Dr. Kashyapi.However, despite these positives, Marathwada continues to be problematic with the rainfall deficit figure down to 27% from 30%.“While Beed, Nanded, Hingoli and some other parts in Marathwada have been receiving steady rain, we fear that the deficit will persist for a while. However, there are signs that the rainfall will pick up after August 8,” he said.Meanwhile, with districts in the verdant Konkan belt being relentlessly buffeted by showers, dams in Ratnagiri district have filled up to 99% of their total capacity.Heavy showers continued to lash Sangli and Kolhapur in the western part of the State, with several parts of Shirol tehsil in the latter district, notably Nrusinhawadi, submerged by water.The relentless rain prompted the opening of three sluice gates of the Radhanagari dam in Kolhapur, long filled to its capacity of 8.36 TMC (thousand million cubic feet), leading to the Panchganaga river crossing the danger mark. The rain completely disrupted traffic between tehsils and villages along the Kolhapur-Panhala route.High alert has been sounded by district authorities to vulnerable villages in the Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts along the banks of the Krishna.Heavy rains in Satara and Sangli districts have ensured a healthy water stock in dams in these areas. The Koyna dam in Satara has filled up to 74.89 TMC of its 105 TMC capacity, said district water resources department officials.last_img read more

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