Traffic lights in Letterkenny to increase volume of audible pedestrian signal

first_imgThe Letterkenny Municipal District has agreed to increase the volume of the audible pedestrian signal to aid the visually impaired in Letterkenny.This comes following a request by Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, who made the request at September’s Municipal District meeting.Traffic lights in LetterkennyCllr Kavanagh had concerns that the current level of the signal was too low for the visually impaired pedestrians in town centre. Following the question, the Municipal District agreed: “The audible signal volume (will) be increased at the traffic lights in (Letterkenny) town to aid the visually impaired pedestrians.”Traffic lights in Letterkenny to increase volume of audible pedestrian signal was last modified: September 23rd, 2018 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:letterkennyLetterkenny Municipal Districtlast_img read more

Households with electricity up by 50%

first_img Source: SAnews.gov.za 15 November 2013 The number of South African households with electricity has increased by almost 50% over the last 10 years, according to Statistics South Africa’s latest survey on household energy. Releasing the survey in Pretoria on Thursday, Statistician-General Pali Lehohla said the number of South African households with legal electricity connections had increased by 49% between 2002 and 2012, from 8.3-million to 12.4-million households. Lehohla said the gap had been closed with the addition of 4.1-million connections over the 10-year period, despite 3.8-million new households being added over the same period, bringing the total number of households to 14.6-million in 2012. In all, 85.3% of households were connected to the electricity grid in 2012, up from 77.1% in 2002. Of the 15% still not connected by last year, four percent had no electricity access, while 11% were connected to electricity but not via the mains, with many of these being illegal connections. He said that since the introduction of free basic electricity in 2005, the number of households that qualified for the provision had steadily declined, from 45.8% to 27.5% last year, because of the sharpening of the criteria to qualify for the provision. Lehohla said it was concerning that 12.6% of South Africans, mainly in the country’s rural areas, still used wood for cooking. He recommended that the country provide more off-grid power solutions and renewable energy sources for poor households, particularly in rural areas where provision of electricity from the grid was not cost-effective. South Africa should also introduce effective and efficient technologies to reduce the hazards of using solid fuels for heating, cooking and lighting, Lehohla said. Statistics SA’s survey also revealed that among households with a per capita income of under R390 a month, just 79% had electricity connections, compared to 94% for those with monthly incomes of R4 000 or more. While 94% of formal homes and 91% of state-subsidised homes were connected to the grid, just 54% of households in informal areas and 63% in traditional areas had connections to the grid. Over three-quarters of South Africans use the pre-paid method to pay for their electricity, with just 21% opting to pay for their electricity by way of monthly bills – ranging from six percent in rural areas to 27% in urban areas. Nationally, only 4.6% of households do not pay for their electricity, according to the survey. In all, 3.4% of households reported that their electricity had been cut off in the 30 days prior to the survey because of non-payment. The survey also revealed that households consume 13% of South Africa’s electricity, with manufacturing industry the country’s biggest user, consuming 49%. Other findings from the survey include: Households spend on average R2 494 a month on electricity, gas and other fuels.In all, 18% of rural households and 8.4% of urban dwellers use candles and paraffin for lighting.57% of households said it was acceptable to protest about electricity prices, while 97% reported that it was never acceptable to steal electricity.last_img read more

Overall Investment Dollars Down, Says Quarterly Report, But Seed Deals Strong

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… For the full report, including information about health and green sectors, see the CB Insights website. Tags:#start#tips A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Investment research firm CB Insights has released its report on the third quarter of 2010. And the report is very much a mixed bag: overall funding dollars are down, but the number of deals is up. And seed funding in particular, according the report, is strong.VC funding dipped to $5.4 billion in the third quarter of this year, a five quarter low. But deal activity recorded its second highest tally in 8 quarters. Absence of mega deals, according to the report, hurt the funding total. The report finds that California, Massachusetts, and New York saw a decreased number of deals and the amount of funding (from 70% of funding dollars in the second quarter to 63% in the third quarter), while Washington state saw an increase. Despite some of the reports that have found investment flow down this year, the CB Insights report sees seed funding gaining in prominence. The report finds that early stage funding for Internet companies was the strongest in the last quarter than it’s been over the last 5 quarters.center_img Within the Internet sector, VC investment remained strong in advertising and in social. audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

Usain Bolt to run in London Diamond League

first_imgSix-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will run at the Diamond League meet in London on July 24.Also participating will be double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah and women’s heptathlon gold winner Jessica Ennis-Hill, world record holder and London Olympics 800 metres champion David Rudisha and more than a dozen World or Olympic champions. The two-day meet is part of London’s Anniversary Games, reports Xinhua.”The opening night of the Anniversary Games has attracted the strongest field ever assembled for a single night of athletics, providing Londoners with another ‘I was there’ moment. The chance to see a living legend like Bolt is very rare and we are delighted to be able to welcome him to the reopening of the stadium where he so thrilled us all at the 2012 Games,” London Mayor Boris Johnson said on Friday.”It is a beginning of a new chapter for the stadium and there will be many more amazing nights to come. It is wonderful that we are starting in such style.”Bolt, considered to be one of the greatest sportsmen of all time, last competed individually in Britain at the 2013 Anniversary Games where he won the 100m in 9.85 seconds. The 100m and 200m world record holder and winner of eight world titles is looking forward to returning to the scene of his spectacular Olympic triumphs.”London is a special place where I love to compete and I am looking forward to the Anniversary Games on July 24. I have great memories of competing in the Olympic Stadium in the summer of 2012 and in the previous Grand Prix meets in London,” Bolt said.advertisementThe event takes place just four weeks before the World Athletics Championships in Beijing and will be the final time the original London 2012 track is used before a new surface is laid for the London 2017 World Championships.British Athletics have secured the right to host athletics in the former Olympic Stadium for one month every year for the next 50 years from 2016.last_img read more

Port of Oaklands TraPac Wraps Up USD 67 Mn Upgrade

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Port of Oakland’s container terminal operator, TraPac, concluded a USD 67 million waterfront expansion in January 2019 as it opened a new vessel berth to arriving container ships.The 2-year project at Oakland’s second-largest terminal nearly doubled TraPac’s footprint from 66 to 123 acres, boosted its fleet of ship-to-shore cranes from four to seven, and added a third 1,400-foot-long dock for berthing mega container ships.TraPac officially began its new era in Oakland this month when the container vessel Bay Bridge tied up at Berth 25. The ship moored in Oakland’s Outer Harbor near the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge.The expansion is the latest in a series of investments at the Port of Oakland. Last November, Lineage Logistics and Dreisbach Enterprises opened Cool Port Oakland, a USD 90 million refrigerated distribution center. Last June, Oakland International Container Terminal completed a USD 14 million project to heighten four cranes. TraPac has said it would raise two cranes, as well.“It’s gratifying to see tenants investing in Oakland’s future,” John Driscoll, Port Maritime Director, said.TraPac handles about 15 percent of the containerized cargo moving through Oakland, much of it is refrigerated cargo destined for Japan. The terminal operator said that during expansion, it increased plug-in spaces for storing refrigerated containers from 388 to 860.As part of its buildout, TraPac last summer opened a new gate complex for harbor truck drivers. It also purchased nine new pieces of cargo-handling equipment to lift containers.TraPac signed a 14-year-lease with the port in 2016 as a precursor to its expansion.last_img read more

Govt plans to take bike ambulances citywide

first_imgNEW DELHI: The AAP-led Delhi government on Friday decided to expand the bike ambulance project, which was earlier restricted only to East Delhi. In a tweet, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal praised the success of AAP’s pilot project bike ambulance, which will now be accessible to people all across the city. The success of the project prompted the CM to include the entire capital and increase the number of bikes.As per the report, over 600 calls were made within the few months of the launch of the project, which saved many lives. The ambulances are also known as first responder vehicles (FRVs). Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThe state government had launched 16 bikes in February to provide first aid to those in need of emergency care in the congested districts of East and North-East Delhi. The FRV is not meant for transporting patients, but simply to provide first aid till the ambulance arrives. The average time that the ambulance usually takes is 20 minutes, but the FRVs reach to attend emergency patients within ten minutes. “I am happy that patients living in narrow bylanes of Delhi too are getting health facilities through bike ambulances. A plan is underway to expand this service to entire Delhi,” he said in a tweet in Hindi. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarKejriwal issued a statement saying, “A large number of Delhi’s people live in unauthorised colonies or other such areas where streets are very narrow. I was very concerned about how to provide better emergency healthcare to the people living in these colonies. With this in mind, the bike ambulance service was launched. It was started on a pilot basis in East Delhi and it has shown excellent results. The Delhi government is planning to extend the service to the entire city.” The pilot project has shown “excellent results,” Kejriwal was quoted as saying in the statement. The facilities available in FRVs include a portable oxygen cylinder, a first aid kit and dressing materials, air-splints, foldable transfer sheets, ambu bags, glucometer, pulse oxymeter, a portable manual suction machine, a GPS device and a communication device. According to a govt statement, these FRVs are manned by trained ambulance manpower.last_img read more