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Solomons Futsal team crowned OFC champs and World Cup-bound

first_imgThe Kurukuru captain Elliot Ragomo said the team was so proud to be going off to Colombia to represent Solomon Islands, Oceania, and each of the nations’ who took part in the OFC competition, which was staged in Suva.The Kurukuru made a clean sweep of the tournament, scoring 23 goals and conceding just three.Consistent performances saw the competition individual awards scooped by Solomon Islanders too, with Ragomo taking the coveted Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament.Goalkeeper Anthony Talo’s was awarded the Golden Gloves and George Stevenson the Golden Boot for leading the tournament with five goals.Coach Juliano Schmeling said he was so happy for his players and the management.The coach said the week had been unbelievable, the players amazing and he was happy to be part of the historic occasion.It will be the third consecutive Futsal World Cup the Solomons will attend, not progressing past the first round in their first two attempts.Earlier the day opened with Tahiti and Vanuatu both vying for third position on the podium.It was the Tahitians who came out on top courtesy of quick strikes either side of the halftime break leading to an eventual 5-2 victory.Tahiti coach Jacob Tutavae said while the bronze was not what they had targeted, they were pleased to at least go home with medals.Meanwhile a 4-1 victory for New Zealand over New Caledonia saw them secure the silver medal.last_img read more

Djokovic minimizes Nishioka and reaches eighth of the Australian Open

first_imgThe Serbian wins without problems by a clear 6-3, 6-2, 6-2He meets with the Argentine Schwartzman in the round of 16 Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic minimized with an unstoppable service to Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka, who arrived in a good shape to the game, won by a forceful 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2, and will face the Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the round of 16 of the Australian Open. Photo: Reuters center_img “I wanted to thank how well I got my coach today,” said the Serbian after his pass to the knockout stages after giving just two points to the service in the first two sets.With the same solvency as against the Japanese, and more accessible, Tatsuma Ito, the Belgrade tennis player extended to twenty the number of consecutive games won against left-handed opponents in Grand Slam.The last left-hander to defeat the Serbian was the Spanish Rafael Nadal in the 2014 Roland Garros final, when the Balearic won 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 and 6-4.In addition, the Serbian sealed after his victory against the Asian on the track Rod Laver Arena his fiftieth pass to the knockout stages in a ‘major’ competition.last_img read more

PH bet Tio, Swedish star Kappel top kiteboard Boracay leg

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59PH bet Tio, Swedish star Kappel top Boracay leg00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Competitions in the first two days of PKA’s third stop this year were cancelled due to the lack of wind, but when action resumed on the last day, some events had to be cut short because of gusty winds and heavy rain.Kappel, though, still managed to dominate and repeat as the masters champion of the Twin Tip racing. PKA president Jay Ortiz came in second followed by Carlo Leongson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 16-year-old Tio, meanwhile, bested an elite pool and topped the men’s Twin Tip, which is aimed at gearing him up for the Youth Olympic qualifying tournament in Thailand next march.Atte Kappel and Christian Tio leading the pack. Photo from PKA-Philippine Kiteboarding Association Facebook account.Mariska Wildenberg clinched the women’s crown while Remel Rentillo, also part of the national youth kiteboarding team pool which will compete in Thailand, won the youth category. LATEST STORIES Gilas training under wraps Bong Fernando and Anastasia Sashchenko ruled the hang-time events.The freestyle competition, Tio’s pet event, was cancelled due to unfavorable conditions. The price money was shared among the top finishers.Boracay is a staple venue for the annual kiteboarding tour because of the usually strong and consistent winds in the island.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BORACAY—Swedish ace Atte Kappel and Philippines’ top kiteboarder Christian Tio reigned anew in the Twin Tip races during the ICTSI Philippine Kiteboarding Tour’s most challenging leg yet here.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Yearlast_img read more

Girls playoffs set to resume

first_imgFor the Aztecs to reach the Division II-A quarterfinals, they will need to get by the No. 12 Titans (20-6), who finished third in the Southwestern League. Other teams facing tough challenges on the road are Rio Hondo Leaguers Monrovia (19-4) and La Ca ada (17-10). The Spartans will have the unenviable task of taking on Division II-AA No. 1 seed Fontana A.B. Miller (26-2) while the Wildcats hit the road against No. 8 Huntington Beach Edison (17-8). “They’ll definitely be a challenge,” Wildcats coach Michael Wagner said. “But if we can continue to play the way we’ve played lately, we have an excellent chance.” In quarterfinal action, Flintridge Prep (23-3) and Alverno (7-16) are lone area schools with home games. For the Aztecs (22-7), the goal has been the same as it has been the last few years. “Our goal is to get past the third round,” Keppel sophomore Shelley Gupilan said. “That would be a big accomplishment because we haven’t been able to do it yet.” Seven area teams remain as the second round and quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section playoffs continue on Wednesday night. Perhaps no team has to travel farther then Almont League champion Mark Keppel, which is scheduled to head out to Lake Elsinore’s Temescal Canyon High. center_img The Rebels, ranked No. 2 in Division IV-A, entertain Murrieta Calvary Chapel (20-6) while the Jaguars have a greater task. Unranked Alverno is hoping to topple , top-ranked in Division V-A. Maranatha (18-10), ranked No. 6 in Division V-AA, will get its sternest postseason test thus far at Thousand Oaks La Reina (20-5). All games are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. L.A. Baptist (18-6) When the Muir girls basketball team travels to Irvine’s Woodbridge High on Wednesday for round two of the Division I-A playoffs, it will be playing in its first big road game in more than two weeks. The host Warriors (18-8) have dropped only one home game this season, but it would be difficult to say 16th-ranked Woodbridge isn’t a clear-cut underdog. Muir (25-1), ranked No. 3, enters Wednesday’s game on an 18-game winning streak and with an 8-0 road mark. Coach Gary Johnson’s team hasn’t beaten a team by fewer then 10 points since a 69-60 win over Bishop Montgomery, No. 12 in division I-AA, back on Dec. 20. However, while the Mustangs are trying to reach the quarterfinals for the second consecutive year, Woodbridge will not be a pushover. Even though the Warriors have a 4-5 record against ranked foes, the overall winning percentage of their opponents is a respectable (404-289) .582. Woodbridge also has knocked off Division I-A powers Santa Ana Foothill (ranked No. 9) and Huntington Beach (No. 11) and is fresh off a 19-point win over host Riverside La Sierra in the first round last Saturday. The Warriors are looking to advance to their third consecutive quarterfinals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Five talking points ahead of Arsenal against Atletico

first_imgHere, AFP Sport looks at five talking points ahead of the clash in Madrid:Wenger braced for last Arsenal game in EuropeIf Wenger had been able to handpick the setting for potentially his last European match in charge of Arsenal, Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano would likely have been low down the list.To avoid defeat, his team will have to deliver the sort of break-out display they have managed in the FA Cup in recent years, against Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.Wenger got closest to a European trophy in 2006 when his side were beaten in the Champions League final by Barcelona and in 2000, when they lost in the UEFA Cup final to Galatasaray.A glorious farewell is still within reach.Atletico impenetrable at homeAtletico are unbeaten at home in La Liga this term and have not conceded a single goal on their own patch since January.The success of Simeone’s side has been based on work rate and discipline but Arsenal can draw encouragement from last week’s opening leg, when they created several excellent chances.The key in Madrid is likely to be patient. Over-exert, and Arsenal may leave themselves open to Atletico’s all-too familiar combination of absorb and counter.But it will take a certain level of attacking intent to break down arguably Europe’s most resilient defence. Arsenal must find the perfect balance.Lacazette to prove his worthAlexandre Lacazette scored Arsenal’s first-leg goal, but missed several other chances © AFP / Adrian DENNISWith Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cup-tied, Alexandre Lacazette is again expected to start up front for Arsenal and the Frenchman will have to be more clinical than he was in the first leg.Lacazette scored the opener but missed a number of chances to give his team the lead and he has particular motivation against Atletico, who tried to sign him last year before their transfer ban kicked in.“He is a fantastic player with great speed and movement,” Simeone said. “What distinguishes him most is his speed of execution in the final third.”Costa back for AtletiDiego Costa missed the opener in London with a hamstring strain but the striker is expected back, having come through Sunday’s win over Alaves unscathed.The striker’s return is a huge boost for Atletico. Costa’s tenacity will be well-known to Arsenal but he also brings the best out of partner Antoine Griezmann, who has enjoyed a sharp upturn in form since the Spaniard joined in January.If Costa can martial Laurent Koscielny and Shkodran Mustafi, Atletico will hope Griezmann can capitalise on the extra space.Simeone constrained to the standsDiego Simeone was banished to the stands during the first leg at the Emirates © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONSimeone is never one to hold back on the touchline, often celebrating tackles and blocks just as enthusiastically as a goal.He overstepped the mark, however, last week and was sent off, meaning he will have to watch from the stands in the second leg.Atletico will certainly miss their coach and motivator on the line. It remains to be seen how much.“The stadium must know we need them, we need them to live the game like our coach lives it,” captain Diego Godin said. “That will help us a great deal.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsene Wenger is hoping to leave Arsenal on a high by winning his first European trophy © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISMADRID, Spain, May 3 – Arsene Wenger’s glorious farewell will be on the line on Thursday as Arsenal visit Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-final second leg.Atletico held on for a 1-1 draw in the opening game in London last week and Diego Simeone’s side are heavy favourites to make the final in Lyon later this month.last_img read more

Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender on trial at Watford

first_img Zat Knight in action for Bolton Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Zat Knight is on trial with Watford and hopes to secure a permanent deal with the Championship club.Knight is looking for a new challenge after finishing his contract with Colorado Rapids in the MLS.The 34-year-old has a wealth of experience and still believes he can compete at the highest level.Watford are flying high in the Championship and are currently in the top six and manager Slavisa Jokanovic will make a decision on whether to keep Knight at Vicarage Road and help the club’s push for a return to the top flight. 1last_img

CCTV CLUE AS MYSTERY MAN STEALS HUNDREDS OF COPIES OF NEW BUSINESS MAGAZINE

first_imgENTREPRENEURS behind a new business magazine say they hope CCTV footage will help identify the mystery man who tried to ruin their launch.It has been reported that free copies of The Bizz – which have been left in shops throughout Letterkenny area and other parts of Donegal last weekend – have been ‘scooped up’ and dumped!A spokesman for the magazine told Donegal Daily: “We were dumbstruck when people from a number of shops contacted us to say one particular individual has been in with them taking free copies of the magazine. When challenged by one shop owner he claimed as they were free he could take as many as he liked. “The magazine is a new venture and we decided to give the first issue away free to allow people see the colour, content and original stories we had. We didn’t some people could be so low. We’ve seen the CCTV of the person in action and it’s the real deal!“If that individual could contact our office and consider returning the magazines we’d be only too grateful as we had arrangements made to drop any leftover copies to the Letterkenny General Hospital wards, the Donegal Hospice and medical centres around the county,” he said.The Bizz features interviews, current affairs, history, profiles, blogs, fashion and much much more.As well as features on Seamus Coleman, knitwear queen Edel MacBride, the glossy magazine even has a feature on Donegal Daily! The first issue is free and locally produced and is also geared towards the Donegal diaspora with an online and mobile version available. CCTV CLUE AS MYSTERY MAN STEALS HUNDREDS OF COPIES OF NEW BUSINESS MAGAZINE was last modified: October 5th, 2014 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:donegalmagazineThe Bizztheftlast_img read more

EXCITING NEW DONEGAL PRODUCTS ‘PLOUGH’ INTO ACTION!

first_imgPictured Andrew McElhinney, O’Donnell’s Bakery; Ursula Donnelly, Local Enterprise Office; Kathleen McElhinney, O’Donnell’s Bakery at the Local Enterprise Village, built by the network of Local Enterprise Offices, at the National Ploughing Championships. A record number 83 microenterprises are exhibiting under one roof in the Local Enterprise Village, representing every county in Ireland. Exhibitors are from a diverse range of sectors including food, retail, tourism, manufacturing, energy and sport, with all 31 Local Enterprise Offices supporting small businesses at the Ploughing. Further information around the Local Enterprise Village at the Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska in County Laois is available through www.localenterprise.ie.PIC: Joe KeoghTwo exciting new products from Donegal – Sheepmate and the Wild Atlantic Wheaten – were unveiled to a huge national audience last week when two Donegal businesses took up residence in the ‘Local Enterprise Village’ at the National Ploughing Championships.The products from O’Donnell’s Craft Bakers in Laghey and Gillespie Precision Engineering in Killygordon, proved hugely popular with the visitors and both businesses are hopeful of increased revenue streams as a result.O’Donnell’s Bakery held the national launch of their latest product – the Wild Atlantic Wheaten – at the National Ploughing Championships. The wheaten scone is more than just bread baked in Donegal, because it is also bread made from as many Donegal products as O’Donnell’s can possibly use.“It’s called the Wild Atlantic Wheaten because ingredients are sourced from along The Wild Atlantic Way and in as many cases as possible, from Donegal,” said Andrew McElhinney of O’Donnell’s.“Some of the key ingredients are Jordan’s Sea Salt, Donegal Rapeseed Oil and Donegal Buttermilk,” he added.That collaboration is a perfect example of how food businesses in the county are co-operating and collaborating to open up new and exciting markets, and O’Donnell’s also join forces with local microbrewery Donegal Brewing Co. and use their Donegal Blonde Beer to produce Donegal Blonde cake. That’s a reflection of the synergy that now exists among food businesses in Donegal and the growing reputation of the county as a food destination, thanks to the ongoing efforts of The Food Coast, Donegal’s Good Food Network.“We also showcased our other range as well including our Donegal Blonde Cake, Chocolate Orange Cake and our gluten-free muffins,” Andrew added.Precision engineer Dean Gillespie is also a part-time farmer and it was the time and effort it was taking to dose and vaccinate his sheep that saw him come up with a new engineered product called ‘Sheepmate.’Pictured Dean Gillespie, Sheepmate.ie; Ursula Donnelly, Local Enterprise Office; Eamon Scanlon, Sheepmate.ie at the Local Enterprise Village, built by the network of Local Enterprise Offices, at the National Ploughing Championships. A record number 83 microenterprises are exhibiting under one roof in the Local Enterprise Village, representing every county in Ireland. Exhibitors are from a diverse range of sectors including food, retail, tourism, manufacturing, energy and sport, with all 31 Local Enterprise Offices supporting small businesses at the Ploughing. Further information around the Local Enterprise Village at the Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska in County Laois is available through www.localenterprise.ie.PIC: Joe KeoghDean’s simple invention, launched at the National Ploughing Championships is aimed at saving time and money for farmers.“I am a part-time farmer and I know what a hassle it is to get the sheep in for dosing. You need somebody there to help you for starters, then you have your pockets full and a pack on your back and it’s easy to trip over the lines as the sheep moved around in the pen. I knew there had to be some way to make this a bit handier, so I came up with Sheepmate.”Dean’s invention is a simple and portable system that allows a farmer hold everything he needs for dosing and vaccinating in one place, with a line that feeds from the system according to the length the farmer needs.“You simply attach Sheepmate to the side of the pen using Velcro straps and everything is there in the one place. Using the system one man can get the job done now in a fraction of the time so it’s a great time-saving device and everyone knows that time is money!”Dean’s ingenuity to spot a potential niche market is typical of the many small businesses being supported in Donegal by the Local Enterprise Office and the Killygordon man also owns Gillespie Polytunnels who supply quality polytunnels across Ireland and beyond.“Donegal Local Enterprise Office and Donegal County Council were proud to support the small businesses representing our county at the biggest ever Local Enterprise Village. The National Ploughing Championship is one of Europe’s largest outdoor events and initiatives such as the Local Enterprise Village, offered small business owners the opportunity to boost sales and break into new markets,” Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal Local Enterprise said. EndsCaptions(Longer versions of these in file info)SheepmateDean Gillespie, Sheepmate.ie; Ursula Donnelly, Local Enterprise Office; Eamon Scanlon, Sheepmate.ie at the Local Enterprise Village, built by the network of Local Enterprise Offices, at the National Ploughing Championships.PIC: Joe KeoghO’Donnell’sAndrew McElhinney, O’Donnell’s Bakery; Ursula Donnelly, Local Enterprise Office; Kathleen McElhinney, O’Donnell’s Bakery at the Local Enterprise Village, built by the network of Local Enterprise Offices, at the National Ploughing Championships. PIC: Joe KeoghEXCITING NEW DONEGAL PRODUCTS ‘PLOUGH’ INTO ACTION! was last modified: September 30th, 2015 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:donegalLEOPloughing ChampionshipsSheepmatelast_img read more

DONEGAL TAX SPECIALIST ADVISES CUSTOMERS TO USE P60 TO CLAIM CASH BACK

first_imgA leading Donegal tax specialist has warned PAYE workers not to put their P60 documents in the bottom drawer and forget about them.Michael Coll from www.thetaxclinic.ie said they could well be paying more tax than they should be, but the good news is that it can be claimed back.Any employees who were in employment at the end of the year have all now received a P60. A P60 is a very valuable document that summarises all your pay and tax details.Michael, who is based in Letterkenny, says “We have all suffered with the tax increases and the cutting of tax credits in the last budget, but as we all saw in last week’s media The Department of Social Protection confirmed that €10 million has already been refunded back to taxpayers with millions more yet to be claimed in PRSI refunds.“The average tax refund we’ve been claiming for our clients is about €880,” he revealed.Mr Coll says it is important that taxpayers realise that you can claim tax back for up to four years so if you haven’t claimed for a few years it’s still not too late. For further information on the many other allowances and reliefs available log onto www.thetaxclinic.ie. Or Call into our office at 40 The Port Road, Letterkenny or call Michael on 086 3862370 or Noel on 087 7507083. DONEGAL TAX SPECIALIST ADVISES CUSTOMERS TO USE P60 TO CLAIM CASH BACK was last modified: February 2nd, 2012 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:P60The Tax Cliniclast_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