Unveiled! Cristiano Ronaldo’s new glittering boots

first_img What do you think of Ronaldo’s new boots? Comment below! 3 3 3 Click the arrow to see more images of Ronaldo’s glittering boots Click the arrow to see more images of Ronaldo’s glittering boots In an age where it is par for the course to see players exhibiting football boots in all different colours and textures, it takes something truly special to stand out from the crowd.Well, it looks as though Cristiano Ronaldo will do just that after Nike unveiled the latest boots to be worn by the Real Madrid superstar.Catchily named the Mercurial Superfly CR7, Ronny’s new kicks comprise of a classic black boot laced with glitter, designed so that the Portuguese hitman will be noticable come day or night.What do you think of Cristiano Ronaldo’s new boots? Let us know below…last_img read more

GARDAI IN NEW ROADS APPEAL AFTER INCREASE IN DEATHS

first_imgGARDAI have renewed their appeal for safer driving following an increase in the number of deaths on our roads.As of the 12th August 2013, 118 people have lost their lives on Irish roads, an increase of 7 on the corresponding date in 2012.162 people tragically lost their lives on Irish roads in 2012. This however, was the lowest figure ever recorded in terms of road safety. It was also reflective of how many drivers changed their driving behaviour and drove according to the prevailing conditions.In saying that, many continue to drive under the influence of an intoxicant, drive whilst fatigued, or travel at excessive or inappropriate speeds. Many drivers (or their passengers) still fail to wear a seatbelt, or continue to hold a mobile phone whilst driving. These examples of high risk behaviour continue to be major contributory factors to road deaths. 61 drivers have lost their lives on our roads, the largest of any road user category. 13 of those drivers were between the ages of 21-25, the highest of any driver age group. Friday continues to carry the highest risk on the road of any day of the week, accounting for 1 in 5 of all fatal road traffic collisions. The time period 2pm-6pm every day is the time with the highest risk on the road. 37 people have lost their life in fatal road traffic collisions which occurred during this time period.Of particular concern is the number of motorcycle fatalities that have occurred to date in 2013. 17 riders have already lost their lives on Irish roads compared to 16 in total for 2012.With this in mind An Garda Síochána appeals to every road user to take maximum care not only for their safety, but for the safety of every other person who shares the road with them. Chief Superintendent Michael O’ Sullivan said today:-“7 more people have lost their lives compared to this date last year. Motorcycle fatalities in particular are already in excess of the total for 2012. There is no doubt that excessive or inappropriate speed plays a significant factor in collisions, and in particular what happens to those involved. We know from our analysis that 4 out of 5 fatal road traffic collisions are occurring on roads with a speed limit of 80km/h or more. Reducing your speed, and ensuring you and all your passengers wear a seatbelt, could be the difference between life and death.”Chief Superintendent O’ Sullivan continued:-“This is not a driver or rider issue alone. We are all road users, and we all need to always take personal responsibility for everything we do on the roads. If we fail to work together and reverse the increase in fatalities showing to date in 2013, we could ultimately be facing an increase in road fatalities for the first time in eight years. Every road fatality brings devastation and heartbreak to the families and friends of those involved.”Year to date (2013)• As of Monday 12th August a total of 118 people have been killed on Irish roads, an increase of 7 on the same period last year.• At the same time 277 people have been seriously injured, compared to 312 in the same period last year, a reduction of 35 serious injuries.• The difference between a fatal and a serious injury can be as simple as a few km/h or whether a person was wearing a seatbelt or not.• July was the worst month for road deaths so far with year with 18 people killed. The good weather may have encouraged people to travel more and to pay less attention to their speed.Fatal collision profile• So far in 2013 Friday afternoons and evenings have been the single worse time for fatal collisions• Drivers account for the majority of those killed – 61 people or 52%. Young drivers aged 21 to 25 remain the single highest age group for driver road deaths.• Just over half of fatal collisions (56%) only involve a single vehicle, usually involving a loss of control and collision with a road side object (e.g. tree, ditch, fence, wall etc.)• The majority of fatal collisions occur on local and regional roads outside built up areas – approx 63% of collisions. 80% of fatal collisions are occurring on roads with a speed limit 80 km/h or above.• Similar to last year a significant number of people are killed not wearing a seatbelt – 13% of vehicle occupants killed this year, including both driver and passengers, were not wearing a seatbelt. This figure could rise as investigations are completed.Motorcyclists• Motorcyclists have accounted for nearly 15% of road fatalities (or 17 riders killed) this year despite only representing a fraction of road users (approximately 1.5% of the national fleet). Motorcyclists riding for leisure at weekends on higher powered bikes are involved in a significant number of these collision types.• The four most common types of collision involving motorcyclists and other vehicles wereo A motorcyclist overtaking another vehicle turning right resulting in the motorcyclist colliding head on into the side of the turning vehicle.o A motorcyclist overtaking a vehicle travelling in the same direction colliding head on with an oncoming vehicle.o A motorcyclist losing control while taking a corner and crossing into the path of an oncoming vehicle resulting in a head on collision.o Another vehicle turning or driving through a junction / joining a main road from a minor road colliding with a motorcyclistEnforcement figures Advertisement  PULSE Incidents (as of 31st July 2013)2013 YTDDriving while intoxicated incidents4,542MAT Checkpoints42,915Total breath tests at MAT checkpoints249,793Road Transport incidents2,171Dangerous Driving1,766Section 41 Detention of Vehicles11,786 FCPS Incidents (as of 30th June 2013)2013 YTDSpeeding95,820Seatbelts5,974Mobile Phones12,898Ref: 732/13GARDAI IN NEW ROADS APPEAL AFTER INCREASE IN DEATHS was last modified: August 12th, 2013 by John2Share 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:GARDAI IN NEW ROADS APPEAL AFTER INCREASE IN DEATHSlast_img read more

Jacks to face Azusa in NCAA

first_imgThe Humboldt State women are heading back to the NCAA playoffs.A dramatic victory over UC San Diego in the California Collegiate Athletic Association championship game on Saturday night was enough to hand the Jacks a place in the eight-team West Region field.Humboldt State will now open the postseason tourney against No. 1 seed and host school Azusa Pacific Friday night at 7:30.The No. 8 seed Jacks improved to 18-12 on the season with Saturday’s dramatic 76-75 victory at Pomona, a win that …last_img read more

Feral hogs photographed in Central Ohio

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Though ODNR has yet to confirm feral swine reside in Central Ohio, a Delaware County resident has photographic evidence that hogs reside on his livestock farm.According to ODNR, “feral swine are a combination of Eurasian wild boar and escaped or neglected domestic swine. Introduced to the United States in 1539, they are now present in at least 35 states. Feral swine cause significant damage directly to agricultural crops and property, as well as natural resources each year. “Though this particular invasive species may taste good, it is clear the damage feral swine cause far outweighs their deliciousness. Because of the destructive nature of feral hogs, most Ohio residents do not wish to see this form of wildlife on their property.This map reveals ODNR confirmed populations of feral swine. Map courtesy of ODNR.According to ODNR, “currently, known breeding populations of feral swine have been confirmed in Adams, Ashtabula, Athens, Belmont, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton counties.”Despite the fact that ODNR has yet to verify their presence in Central Ohio, the Delaware County resident that photographed feral hogs on his property has noticed signs of feral hogs for the last several years.“The first indication that we had was some time between Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2013 when we found some scat on the edge of the field,” he said. “We did an Internet search and the closest match that we could find was pig scat.  Now that my wife has a pet pig, I can definitely say that it was pig scat.”In addition to scat, this Delaware County farmer has seen further evidence of hogs on his property the last few years.“We have seen a bit of rooting evidence near the barn and some in the field,” he said. “It doesn’t appear that there are more than a couple of pigs on the property at this point.”According to ODNR,  “ridding Ohio of feral swine will take cooperation between wildlife managers, agricultural producers and hunters. Hunters can aid in removal of swine and are encouraged to do so as opportunities arise. There is no closed season on feral swine.”The feral hog in the photo with this blog was captured on a trail camera in February of 2015 in Delaware County, Ohio.Has anyone else seen evidence of feral hogs outside of the regions confirmed to be home to feral swine in Ohio? I hope the answer is no, but if you have be sure to report sightings by e-mail to the ODNR Division of Wildlife (wildinfo@dnr.state.oh.us).Also leave your comments below or send photos to ocjstaff@ocj.com about your experiences with the feral hog population that unfortunately seems to be spreading in Ohio.last_img read more

Cardona shines anew as Knights oust Capitals, reach North finals

first_imgA couple of days after hitting 25 points in the 94-86 Game 1 win, Cardona surpassed his MPBL career-best with 26 points that went with seven rebounds and eight assists as the Knights swept the Capitals in their best of three semifinal series.John Wilson also caught fire for the Knights as the ex NCAA Most Valuable Player finished with 19 points, including 13 in the second half where San Juan pulled away in front of another huge home crowd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Mac (Cardona) can still dominate the game if he wants to,” said San Juan coach Randy Alcantara. “He just gets distracted by calls and his teammates sometimes but we in the team know what he’s capable of as a player. We know he can help take us to the next level.”The Capitals were still on top, 49-48, early in the third period, before Cardona’s hustle plays sparked the turnaround. Wilson found his range in the fourth quarter, where he and Cardona combined for 18 points. Team Lakay stars seek place among world’s best fighters Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Getting another lease on his career, Mac Cardona is turning the MPBL Datu Cup playoffs into a showcase of his undeniable talent.Rejuvenated and focused, the former PBA scoring champion delivered another stellar performance as the San Juan Knights overwhelmed Quezon City Capitals, 106-81, to become the first team to reach the North division finals at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Chief Parliamentary Counsel Working on Amendments to Road Traffic Act

first_img The Minister was responding to comments from Opposition Spokesman on Transport, Mikael Phillips, during his contribution to the debate on the Road Traffic (Temporary Ticket Amnesty) Bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (July 11). Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, says the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel is still working on changes to the Road Traffic Act, and assures that the legislation will be before the Lower House in short order. Story Highlightscenter_img Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Mike Henry, says the Office of the Chief Parliamentary Counsel is still working on changes to the Road Traffic Act, and assures that the legislation will be before the Lower House in short order.“The Chief Parliamentary Counsel department is still not finished (working) on the Bill… some 345 changes (are)… being implemented. I did say we intend to hasten that position, and I am advised that we should be getting (the Bill) not very long from now,” he said.The Minister was responding to comments from Opposition Spokesman on Transport, Mikael Phillips, during his contribution to the debate on the Road Traffic (Temporary Ticket Amnesty) Bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (July 11).Mr. Phillips had raised concern that the legislation was still not passed, despite debate on the Bill having started more than five months ago.The updated law will repeal and replace the existing 1938 Act, and will establish new offences as well as provide increased penalties for current wrongdoings.Under the Road Traffic (Temporary Ticket Amnesty) Bill, which was passed, delinquent motorists have been granted an opportunity to pay fines on outstanding traffic tickets, without incurring a penalty or interest, through an amnesty scheduled to run from August 2 to October 31.The amnesty will affect tickets issued from September 1, 2010 to July 31, 2017.last_img read more

Police respond to accident in GraceBay

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales –  Police and other emergency services yesterday were dispatched to a two motor vehicular accident in the Gracebay area of Providenciales.   Reports are that a vehicle overturned, persons are trapped and possible injuries sustained…Accident occurred at 9:36pm…#MagneticMediaNews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Simone Inzaghi backs brother Filippo at Bologna

first_imgLazio manager Simone Inzaghi believes his brother Filippo can turn things around at Bologna, despite beating his team 2-0 on Boxing Day.Lazio versus Bologna on Wednesday afternoon pitted the two brothers against each other in the dugout, but Simone’s Lazio came out victorious with a 2-0 win.It was the first time the two brothers had faced each other as managers.Bologna is left in the relegation zone after the defeat, but Simeone has faith in his brother to change the club’s fortunes.“I think they’re just missing incidents going their way,” Simone Inzaghi said in his post-match Press conference quoted in Football Italia.Mario BalotelliCorini tells Balotelli to “raise his game” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 According to the Brescia coach, Mario Balotelli “needs to raise his game if he wants to face Juventus” as his team is set to host Bologna.“I’m convinced that with the attitude of the second half and recent games, Bologna can get out of this.“When you look at both the European race and the relegation battle there’s not much in it. There are teams who are higher up whose season has hinged on an incident.“Look at Sampdoria after [Riccardo] Saponara’s goal against us.”last_img read more

4 die in California hostage standoff

first_imgLaw enforcement personnel are seen near a building after an active shooter turned hostage situation at the Veterans Home of California on 9 March 2018 in Yountville, California. AFPA gunman and three women thought to be his hostages were found dead Friday at a California veterans home after an hours-long standoff with police.The assailant struck at 10:20am (1820 GMT) at the Veterans Home of California-Yountville in the Napa Valley, the largest veterans’ home in the United States with around 1,000 former servicemen and women.“Shortly before 6:00pm this evening law enforcement personnel made entry into the room where we felt the hostages were being held by the suspect and unfortunately made the discovery of three deceased females and one deceased male suspect,” Captain Chris Childs of the California Highway Patrol told a news conference.“This is a tragic piece of news, one we were really hoping we wouldn’t have to come before the public to give.”The Napa County Sheriff’s Office had earlier issued an advisory on social media telling people to avoid the area following reports of gunfire, as the California Highway Patrol dispatched officers, air support and a SWAT team to the site.Childs said a sheriff’s deputy who was first on the scene exchanged fire with the suspect, adding that “we credit him with saving the lives of others in the area by eliminating the ability for the suspect to go out and find further victims.”The three victims were described by local media as employees of The Pathway Home, an on-site counselling service for veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).It was not immediately clear whether they had been targeted or were chosen at random.The San Francisco Chronicle said the gunman-apparently a 36-year-old war veteran wearing “a stash of bullets” around his neck and waist-had been on the PTSD treatment program, adding that his weapon was a rifle.Gunman was calmIt quoted state senator Bill Dodd identifying the program’s executive director, Christine Loeber, as being one of the dead, although the victims’ names have not been officially released.Police did not say how they died, although local media, citing unnamed sources, reported that the assailant shot the three women before turning the gun on himself.Dodd, whose district includes the centre, said the gunman had been asked to leave several days earlier, according to the Chronicle.“It’s a residential program so guys live in the building, staff work in the building,” Larry Kamer, whose wife Devereaux Smith was working at the centre, told the local ABC7 News channel.Smith, a development director for The Pathway Home, was one of four women released by the gunman, said Kamer.“There was a going away party for a couple of the staff who were leaving today. They were having cake and toasting and all that and then he apparently just walked in with this rifle.”Kamer said the gunman was calm and talked to everyone present.The discovery came after several fruitless hours of trying to contact the man by the sheriff’s department, City of Napa Police and the FBI.California Department of Veterans Affairs secretary Vito Imbasciani said in a statement the agency was “devastated” by the deaths.“Our hearts are heavy for the entire Yountville Veterans Home community and the families and friends who are grieving for those who died,” he added.“Nothing matters more than caring for our veterans and employees during this difficult time. We appreciate the tremendous law enforcement response today and unfailing support of this community.”last_img read more