Man hospitalised after accident on quad bike

first_imgA man was airlifted to hospital following an incident involving a quad bike. The incident occurred near Donegal Town yesterday.The Irish Coast Guard said it was alerted to the incident at approximately 2.30pm. The Irish Coast Guard explained that at approximately 2.30pm the Marine Rescue Sub Centre in Malin was alerted to a quad casualty incident involving a male.The incident took place to the east of Donegal Town in an area that was described as “inaccessible”.As a result, the R118 coast guard helicopter was dispatched to ‘medevac’ the casualty to Sligo airport for onward transportation to hospital by ambulance.His condition has not yet been released. Man hospitalised after accident on quad bike was last modified: May 17th, 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:accidentDonegal TownhospitalquadRESCUE 118last_img read more

Helping SA’s truckers stay healthy

first_img9 April 2013 Petroleum company Engen has teamed up with multi-partner organisation Trucking Wellness to launch its latest annual campaign to help South Africa’s long-distance truck drivers maintain healthy lifestyles while on the country’s roads. The Driver Wellness campaign started at Engen garages across Mpumalanga province at the beginning of this month, with hundreds of truck drivers already screened for various diseases. The initiative, in which mobile clinics, nurses and counsellors are stationed at garages to provide truck drivers with various health care services, is expected to cover 17 Engen sites and reach thousands of drivers by the end of October. “Drivers get an opportunity to go for free voluntary screening in mobile clinics by qualified nurses and councillors for high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, tuberculosis, BMI (body mass iIndex) and HIV and Aids,” said Engen Petroleum spokesperson Tania Landsberg. The programme also provides counselling and a referral service where required. According to Landsberg, 841 drivers presented themselves for screening in 2012, compared to 400 in 2011. This year, the aim is to increase the number of drivers screened by a further 30%. “We appreciate what the campaign does to encourage us to get tested because early detection can save many lives,” said Henry Mngomezulu, a long-distance truck driver who was tested in Emakhazeni on Friday. “We are always on the road and we don’t get time to visit our nearest clinics when we are at home.” Corporate social investment manager at Engen, Khanyisa Balfour, said the company believed that initiatives like these “can make a real difference in road safety in the long run and encourage a healthy lifestyle change in professional drivers”. Balfour said the Belfast truck stop was one of many around the country where drivers rested overnight after spending long hours on the road during the day. The campaign is set to cover most regions of South Africa and will next be taken to KwaZulu-Natal. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Fashion Hair Bang Two Side Long Synthetic Fringe Hairpiece – Excellent instant new look!!

first_img Had to trim it according to my hair quality. Amazingly it’s the perfect colour for my hair. Needs a bit of styling either hair up, or with a headband when down to cover the join but it’s really good. Mix of colours that adds colour texture and looks quite convincing. Requires layering trim on the sides to make it look more natural (just as it is makes it look like i have a bowl cut. Will be trimming and layering mine as i do not look as good as i had hoped with a blunt fringe. Great for experimenting without having to cut your own hair and wait awkwardly for it to grow. So this fringe attached to a wooly hat is perfect. . Lost hair to chemo so this fringe attached to a wooly hat is perfect. Bought for fancy dress as cleopatra but would actually wear again, great quality and easy to use. Nice quality and really lovely. Came exactly as pictured , nice quality and really lovely. I use it for when i am experimenting with different hairstyles can’t fault it. Amazingly it’s the perfect colour for my hair. Needs a bit of styling either hair up, or with a headband when down to cover the join but it’s really good. Lost of subtle colour tones and good quality hair so fits in with own hait and. Lost of subtle colour tones and good quality hair so fits in with own hait and is also easy to fit. Arrived next day, great product exactly what i wanted. And it’s covered fairly easily. I ordered #27, which i expected to be a light auburn colour, but it’s more of a blonde (see attached image). The hair doesn’t fully cover the netting, but it’s only a small defect, and it’s covered fairly easily. It does feel very soft, and it’s a good shape. It arrived promptly, and was sufficiently packaged. Nice quality and really lovely. Came exactly as pictured , nice quality and really lovely. I use it for when i am experimenting with different hairstyles can’t fault it. Nit my colour so had to return it was nice and thick tho. Mix of colours that adds colour texture and looks quite convincing. Requires layering trim on the sides to make it look more natural (just as it is makes it look like i have a bowl cut. Will be trimming and layering mine as i do not look as good as i had hoped with a blunt fringe. Great for experimenting without having to cut your own hair and wait awkwardly for it to grow. Good product looks natural, great to see if you suit a fringe. Clips in so easily, takes a while to actually be a straight. Arrived quickly, clips in so easily, takes a while to actually be a straight full fringe but will be really good for cosplay so i dont have to cut my fringe. You can tell it’s synthetic but with a bit of talc and some dry shampoo looks more like real hair. Extremely good value for the cost. Looks great for deciding whether to go for the chop or. Looks great for deciding whether to go for the chop or not. Probably wouldn’t wear it in public personally but with the right styling it could look realistic. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-04-01 22:23:43Reviewed Item Fashion Hair Bang Two Side Long Synthetic Fringe Hairpiece with Hair Band Hair Extensions Clip In/on Hair Extensions Side Hairpieces Accessories Look Like Human Hair 33colors U Pick Middle 16 Cm Length,two Long Side 22 Cm,30g (#10)Rating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  38  reviewsPrice£5.99 Beautiful beautiful beautiful. Beautiful beautiful beautiful. Well secured by two discrete clips. Came one day after the delivery date, but that’s not too bad i suppose. For the price it very good but it didn’t come in the one day postage. And it’s covered fairly easily. I ordered #27, which i expected to be a light auburn colour, but it’s more of a blonde (see attached image). The hair doesn’t fully cover the netting, but it’s only a small defect, and it’s covered fairly easily. It does feel very soft, and it’s a good shape. It arrived promptly, and was sufficiently packaged. Good product looks natural, great to see if you suit a fringe. Lovely quality just a shame its so bloody long and. Lovely quality just a shame its so bloody long and flicks in every direction so i wont be wearing it :/. Reviews from purchasers : so this fringe attached to a wooly hat is perfect.clips in so easily, takes a while to actually be a straight and it’s covered fairly easily. It does feel very softlast_img read more

Geocaching Connects Son to Father Lost in World War II

first_imgPavel and Renka, “TwiceRaP” and Steve Christensen “Coach Steve”A grassy field outside a Czech Republic village is sacred ground to geocacher Steve Christensen (“Coach Steve“).  The field remains nearly unchanged since an American bomber, carrying a crew of young airmen, crashed here in 1945. Coach Steve’s father piloted the plane. The B-17 was shot from the sky during the final months of World War II. Lt. Donald Christensen was killed in action, along with all but one of his crew.Coach Steve was born four months after the crash. He never met his father. His journey to discover his father’s story, visit the crash site and meet the local Czech people who call his father a hero took decades. It also took a little help from Czech geocachers.Steve grew up knowing little about his dad. He says, “Our mother remarried when I was four and because of the hurt of losing her first husband in the war, and not wanting to inject the old memories into a new relationship, I was never told much. Only that he was a pilot and was killed in the war. He was declared missing in action on March 2, 1945. That’s my mother’s birthday, and I was born on June 12.  I never knew my father, except by photos and what I have learned on my own and with some help from my brother.”Steve and his brother began to research their father over the internet in 2004. Steve says, “We found the 398th bomb group memorial site and found the mission he was on when he died and some very short eyewitness reports from other pilots… The first picture that came up was a picture of the crash with some German soldiers standing by it.  We could see a power line in the background and made note of that location in case we ever got there. The next picture that came up was of the memorial [to his father’s B-17 crew] in a little town called Slany. We were floored. We knew nothing about it.”Christensen crash site – notice the power lineBoth Steve and his brother traveled to Slany months after the discovery. But last year Steve was tempted to return to the Czech Republic. He would discover more than ever before, including remnants from the crash site. He says, “This last year was a big celebration at the memorial and an air show.”Steve, who started geocaching in 2003, searched for geocaches around Slany. He discovered a geocache called, “Pad americke letajici pevnosti B-17/Crash of B-17 (GC1M2ZX).”Lt. Ron ChristensenThe puzzle cache was hidden in 2009 by geocachers Pavel and Renka. Their geocaching username is TwiceRaP. Pavel is a retired Czech military officer. He says he created the cache to pay tribute to the sacrifices of military personnel and their families. The site of the crash is not far from his home.Pavel writes, “The whole family knows how hard the military life is and what it can bring along. Therefore we were very touched by the story of the American bomber crew that had happened close to our home. Even then it was very strong for us and close to our hearts.”Soon after creating the geocache, Pavel received an email from Coach Steve. Steve asked about the location and the geocache dedicated to the downed B-17. An email exchange started between the two men, who never met, didn’t share the same native language but did share geocaching. Pavel and Steve exchanged several more emails.Not long after, Steve arrived for the memorial service in the Czech Republic. To his surprise, a retired Czech military officer in full-dress uniform and his wife stood waiting for him. It was Pavel and Renko.Steve says, “That is were I met TwiceRap, two very nice people who had put a cache at the memorial.  He was there in uniform and she is just a stunningly beautiful woman.  They were very kind to me, and helped me find the cache.  I doubt I could have found it on my own because it was a mystery cache written in Czech.  We had emailed back and forth, but I had no idea they were going to be there in person.”Recent picture of the crash site over looking SlanyThe coordinates from TwiceRap’s cache brought Coach Steve nearly on top of the crash site. More than 60 years after the B-17 went down, Steve found a tangible connection to his father. He says, “One of our Czech friends took us out in the field where we thought the crash site was (the power line that showed up in the original photo is  still there) and we started to cast around with the metal detector.  Then I remembered the coords from TwiceRap’s cache and it took us to where we started to find small parts of the wreckage after 65 years.  We got a whole bag full of pieces.  Pretty exciting.”Steve taking VIP flight during the airshowPavel says he never expected their geocache would help connect a son to his fallen father. Pavel writes, “A thread leading through all this began on the fatal day of March 2, 1945, continued with the team TwiceRaP and ended up with the living geocacher Coach Steve, living in U.S.A., who found our cache about his own father.”Pavel wrote a blog post in his native Czech language about placing the cache and meeting Steve titled, “Not All Who Wander are Lost…” The post, translated in English, begins, “If it was not for geocaching, I would have never been able to tell you this story.”Steve had brought his nephew along to witness the occasion. Pavel met them both. He says, “Meeting with Steve has multiplied everything even more. Me and my wife were very proud that we had created this cache, that Steve contacted us from the U.S.A., that he came and that we could participate together in the ceremony, where we honored the fallen bomber crew in the presence of the son and grandson of the pilot. It is hard to describe these moments, but geocaching contributed to this meeting that has remained engraved in our hearts. Steve became the most important guest of both the memorial and the following air show.”Steve and his nephew at the memorial siteSteve’s been back in the United States awhile now. But the memory of the trip hasn’t faded, “I tell the story to any of my family who will listen. Some of my kids and grand kids show some interest, but I think it will mean more later.”Now after a lifetime without his father, when asked if he’s ever met him Steve says, “Only in my head and in my dreams. Since all the research we have done, I feel like I know him.” Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedTerezin Games Mega-EventJune 6, 2014In “Community”Underground — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 7, 2018In “Community”May the Geocacher of the Month Be With You: Comment NowJune 14, 2014In “Community”last_img read more

Cabinet to Hold Three Days of Consultations

first_imgStory Highlights Members of the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness will today (January 17) begin three days of intense consultations and planning sessions. The consultations come as the end of the Parliamentary year approaches. The Cabinet will review the country’s performance over the past year in several sectors while looking to finalise the priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. It is the first such session to be held in 2019. Members of the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Andrew Holness will today (January 17) begin three days of intense consultations and planning sessions.The consultations come as the end of the Parliamentary year approaches. The Cabinet will review the country’s performance over the past year in several sectors while looking to finalise the priorities for the upcoming fiscal year.It is the first such session to be held in 2019.In the last quarter of 2018, the Cabinet also reviewed its performance and that of the country and set targets for continued growth and development.last_img read more