Driver hospitalised with minor injuries after truck overturns

first_imgTHE driver of a truck that overturned at the Raheen roundabout on the N21 road to Patrickswell this afternoon was treated for minor injuries following the accident.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Firebrigade and ambulance personnel attended the scene. The truck overturned at approximately 3.50pm. It is understood heavy lifting equipment will be required for it to be removed.The driver of the HGV has been taken by ambulance to the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Dooradoyle suffering from minor injuries. Significant traffic disruption was caused as a result of the single-vehicle accident, Gardaí are currently attending the scene. Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp Facebook NewsLocal NewsDriver hospitalised with minor injuries after truck overturnsBy admin – July 11, 2010 526 center_img Print Email Linkedin Previous articleGemma does her city proud in Miss Ireland finalNext articleDeath of Sean Murphy, GAA writer and historian adminlast_img read more

New CARICOM secretary-general assumes office 15 August

first_img Share NewsRegional New CARICOM secretary-general assumes office 15 August by: – August 8, 2011 12 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Ambassador Irwin LaRoqueGEORGETOWN, Guyana — The New secretary-general of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, will assume duties on Monday 15 August, 2011, Dr Denzil Douglas, chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM and prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, announced last week.“Ambassador LaRocque assumes office as the Community’s seventh secretary-general, with the full confidence and support of the Conference of Heads of Government and the best wishes of the entire Community,” Douglas said in a statement.The statement reads:“As Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I am pleased to announce the formal assumption of office by Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, as Secretary-General of CARICOM, on Monday, 15 August, 2011.“His assumption to office follows his selection by the Conference on 21 July 2011.“Ambassador LaRocque assumes office as the Community’s seventh Secretary-General, with the full confidence and support of the Conference of Heads of Government and the best wishes of the entire Community.”Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

Why Warriors coach Steve Kerr is staying out of China-NBA debate

first_imgFor now, Warriors coach Steve Kerr is sticking to sports when it comes to commenting on Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.Kerr, arguably the most socially conscious coach in professional sports, hesitated Monday night to jump into the international debate created by Morey’s tweet about China that also compromised the NBA’s massive business interests in that country.When asked if he had a reaction to Morey’s tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters in their ongoing battle with the …last_img

Motlanthe visits Eastern Cape schools

first_img12 January 2012 Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe paid a visit to schools in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday. Motlanthe, who was accompanied by Deputy Basic Education Minister Enver Surty and Eastern Cape government officials, visited Endulini Junior Secondary School and Lutshaya High School. Motlanthe and Surty used the time to interact with pupils from Grade R to 9 as well as school management and the school governing body as part of an intervention to respond to pupils’ challenges at the schools. Eastern Cape education has been placed under the microscope by the national department and President Jacob Zuma as they attempt to reform the provincial department’s finances, planning and human resource management.Race to fill vacant teaching posts The Eastern Cape Education Department is scrambling to fill vacant teaching posts in some of the province’s most understaffed schools. Department spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani said on Wednesday that officials were busy issuing letters of employment to over 500 temporary teachers in 10 of the province’s districts. “These teachers are qualified and registered with the South African Council of Educators,” Pulumani said. “This is an interim measure to ensure that all schools have teachers while the process of finalising permanent post provisioning continues.” He said the post provisioning process would entail moving teachers from overstaffed schools to schools where their services were urgently required. He added that once the process was finalised, the department would have a reliable profile of teacher needs in the province, enabling the department to issue a valid recruitment bulletin that would result in permanent employment into vacancies. “That will assist us to ensure that the majority of teaching posts are permanent and that all teachers’ services are optimally utilised. This is crucial for finally ensuring lasting stability in education in the Eastern Cape,” said Pulumani. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

‘Build partnerships to reduce crime’ – Nhleko

first_img30 September 2015Contact crimes in South Africa have dropped by 17.6% in the last 10 years. But these serious crimes against the person have seen a 0.9% increase in the past year. This is according to the annual national police statistics released by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko on Tuesday.Contact crimes include murder, attempted murder, assault, sexual offences such as rape, and robbery with aggravating circumstances.The high levels of violence and aggression in society was a serious concern, the minister said, requiring all South Africans to end it.“The trends for the past 10 and five years have shown a decrease, while in the year under review there has been an increase in certain categories of crime,” Nhleko said. “In essence, the issue of contact crimes is a social phenomenon and is a matter that needs to be dealt with at a multidisciplinary level across society.”South Africa’s police force is responsible for a population of over 54 million, with one officer for every 358 citizens.“The National Development Plan places emphasis on the creation of partnerships in creating conditions of safety and security,” Nhleko said.“We will continue to work and harness efforts and remain committed to building partnerships with business and communities in fighting crime and the eradication of criminality from our society.”Brand South Africa’s flagship Play Your Part initiative aims to inspire South Africans to work together to overcome these and other pressing social problems. As active citizens we can all create positive change.Crime statistics in briefIn the 2014/15 financial year there were a total of 616 973 contact crimes reported to the police, making up 34.4% of all reported crimes. This was an increase of 5 399 from the 2013/14 reporting year.Contact-related crimes, which include arson and malicious injury to property, increased by 1.9%. Property – including burglary at non-residential premises, vehicle theft and stock theft – dropped by 0.8% in the past year.Other serious offences such as theft, fraud and shoplifting fell from 510 748 in 2013/14 to 499 698 in 2014/15. But car hijackings climbed by 14.2%, and truck hijacking by 29.1%. Robberies at residential premises also increased, by 5.2%.Police seem to be winning the war against bank robberies and cash-in-transit heists, the figures reveal. South Africa only saw 17 bank robberies in the past year – down from the previous 21 – while robberies of cash-in-transit vehicles fell from 145 to 119.While crimes against women and children remain a pressing social problem, the figures show progress. Sexual offences such as rape dropped in the past year, with the 53 617 incidents reported constituting a 5% decrease on the previous year.According to Nhleko, over 80% of South Africa’s national crime statistics are based on reports by the community – when someone walks into a police station to report a crime.Other than contact crime, the past 10 years have also seen a drop of 15.5% in contact-related crimes, a 7.6% decrease in other serious crimes, and a 2.3% decrease in property crime.Police arrested and charged perpetrators in 83.4% of the serious crime cases reported by the community, the minister said. A total of 1 795 947 people were arrested and charged, of which 4 808 were taken in by the elite Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, or Hawks.In the courts, 1 043 life sentences were imposed on 739 suspects, while 686 police were arrested for various types of crimes in 2014/15. Police also recovered 36 186 vehicles reported lost or stolen.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more