A woman’s car was badly damaged while it was parked for a short time on the High Road in Letterkenny last week.The woman had parked her car outside Orchard Cresent on Thursday afternoon, and when she returned she had discovered there was damage done to the wing mirror and that the paintwork had been keyed.Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to the criminal damage incident, which happened on the 20th of June between 3.15 pm and 3.45 pm. If anyone has seen anything in the area that may help with enquiries, please contact Gardaí on 074-9167100 or on the confidential line on 1800 666 111. Woman’s car keyed while parked on Letterkenny street was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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)
Veteran guard Shaun Livingston, who won three NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors, will be waived by the team, according to published reports.Livingston, 34, still has intentions of playing at least one more season, which would be his 16th year in the league. It was thought he might retire after this season. ESPN first reported the news.The former fourth overall selection in the 2004 draft by the Los Angeles Clippers has played the past five seasons with the Warriors. He averaged 4.0 …
FAW plans to extend its commercial vehicleinvestment into passenger carmanufacturing. The venture will alsoresult in substantial job creation.(Image: First Automobile Works)MEDIA CONTACTS • Gustav MeyerBusiness development manager, CoegaDevelopment Corporation+27 41 403 0485• Mehdi AbbasOperations manager, FAW+27 11 394 1111Emily van RijswijckChina’s oldest and largest automobile manufacturer, First Automobile Works (FAW), plans to strengthen its already considerable South African presence in 2012 by investing US$100-million (R784-million) into a truck assembly plant in the Eastern Cape.Negotiations between FAW and government officials at local, national and provincial level have been underway for over a year, and will culminate when construction on the plant commences in the first quarter of 2012.The facility’s actual location will be announced in due course.The plant will be able to produce 5 000 truck units per year and will employ about 1 000 local workers by the time the first vehicle rolls off the assembly at the end of 2013.Another 400 skilled and unskilled labour will be required for assembly of the plant.The new facility will produce a wide range of trucks, from extra heavy commercial to five-tonners, with components imported from the parent company in China.According to FAW operations manager Mehdi Abbas, this is just the start of investment in the province, as there are also plans to extend the development to the assembly of passenger vehicles.This will include single and twin-cab pickups (“bakkies” in local terminology) and other types of sport utility vehicles.FAW foresees production of 30 000 units on the passenger vehicle assembly line which is planned for 2015. The company also hopes to introduce a sedan assembly plant later at the same site.“The plant will act as an export base for business into the rest of Africa,” says Abbas.FAW has been able to maintain its growth in tough economic times, even increasing its global market share, and believes its investment bodes well for South Africa.“The investment will have a positive effective on the perceptions with regards to the South African economy, showing that the macro-economic environment is still healthy and that overall, investment opportunities remain attractive in the country,” says Abbas.Fortune Global 500FAW came in at number 258 in Fortune magazine’s Global 500 list for 2010, and in 2011 was named one of the top 200 companies for the first time, at 197. Rankings are calculated on revenue and profit.The company is registered with the local engineering and manufacturing sector training authority merSETA and will continue to use its in-house training facilities to impart skills to local labour forces as part of its social investment programme, confirmed Abbas.Growth in local vehicle manufacturing sectorFAW is the third largest truck manufacturer in the world and China’s leading exporter of vehicles. The company has operated in South Africa for the last 18 years, with its head office in Isando, east of Johannesburg, and branches in Cape Town and Pinetown.Coega Development Corporation business development manager Gustav Meyer says the FAW investment in the province will be significant and will have upstream and downstream opportunities in the future.“In 2010, FAW sold over 2.5-million vehicles, 650 275 of which were their own home-grown brands, while the balance was split between Toyota and Volkswagen. The latter two are manufactured under licence in some of the world’s most technologically advanced vehicle assembly complexes.”Talks are currently underway between the business and government sectors to establish an automotive cluster in the Eastern Cape by March 2012.Through the Automotive Production Development Plan (APDP), vehicle production can be increased from the 550 000 units per annum currently produced to 1.2-million by 2020, according to President Jabob Zuma, who paid the Eastern Cape automotive industry a visit in October 2011.The APDP came into effect in 2008 and is aimed at stimulating local content production and exports through various tariffs and allowances.
One of the performances for Streetiquette is “Little Red Riding Hood crossing the street”. (Image: Open Streets Cape Town)A campaign to raise awareness of pedestrian safety is under way in Cape Town to minimise the risks pedestrians face in the streets.The campaign, aptly named Streetiquette, is inspired by a popular form of engagement in Latin America in which colourful performances and interactive theatre are used to tackle unsafe and irresponsible behaviour on urban streets by motorists and pedestrians. The campaign aims to trigger self-observation, self-reflection and, ultimately, self-education, and has been adapted for local audiences.It is a collaborative effort between the Western Cape government, its Department of Transport and Public Works, and Open Streets Cape Town (OSCT), a citizen-driven initiative working to change how streets are used, perceived and experienced.STREET PERFORMANCESThe performances started on 23 November and end on 3 December at five busy CBD intersections. They are directed by Mandisi Sindo, the artistic director of Theatre4Change Therapeutic Theatre.A soccer referee, a gogo and Red Riding Hood will be among the characters who bring the campaign to life. They will interact with pedestrians at the intersections of Darling and Buitenkant streets, Darling and Plein streets, Wale and Long streets, Adderley and Bureau streets, and at the pedestrian crossing near Parliament on Plein Street. A “finale” will take place on 3 December at the intersection of Bree and Wale streets.“We are anticipating an atmosphere of fun and hope Streetiquette will start an important conversation that everyone becomes a part of,” said Marcela Guerrero Casas, co-founder and managing director of OSCT.To get involved in the action on social media, tune into the hashtags #WalkSafe, #SafeRoadsForAll and #Streetiquette and keep an eye on www.twitter.com/OpenStreetsCT.CAPE TOWN PEDESTRIANSAccording to the Western Cape government, over 2 800 pedestrians were hit by vehicles in central Cape Town from 2005 to 2014, which means a pedestrian has been struck in the area approximately every 28 hours for the past 10 years. More than 450 of these cases resulted in serious injuries.“The Open Streets Cape Town manifesto states our strong belief that streets can be more than they are. The way we interact on those streets is the result of a combination of infrastructure regulation and human behaviour,” said Guerrero Casas.“We believe that embedding respect in our streets can lead us to truly change them as public spaces that are inclusive and conducive to a prosperous society.”Above all, it was a safer system we must develop, said Donald Grant, the provincial minister of transport and public works. “Right now, in the contexts of the National Development Plan, national, provincial and departmental strategic plans, we are developing the right models for the province to link legislation, institutional frameworks, infrastructure, district safety planning, public transport, population level communications and above all, data-driven intelligence and evidence, in such a way as to build a safe system that keeps people as its central focus.“Such a system must be based on evidence and best practice, yet allow for innovation, for trial and error, as we make our way forward,” he said.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cold air is the main topic of discussion this week, but also of note will be the fact that we really only have one significant precipitation outbreak to worry about for the next 10 days. Once we get into the extended 11-16 day period, we have a much more active pattern developing.The first half of this week will be bitterly cold. Strong north winds bring in arctic air again. Highs today and tomorrow do no better than the teens and low 20s, although tomorrow we probably see more of Ohio in the 20s than today. We stay below normal on temps through Wednesday. Strong north and northwest winds tomorrow bring a chance of lake effect snow to north central and especially northeast parts of the state. In those areas, we can see minor accumulations, except northeast Ohio, where several inches of lake effect can fall tomorrow, and even off and on today. Generally, though, the rest of us will see clouds and sun in various ratios through the period. Thursday features cloudy to partly sunny skies, but scattered snow showers are back, this time with about 40% coverage statewide. We think that a coating to an inch or less will be the best possible accumulation but are emphasizing the “or less” part of that statement. There just is not much moisture to work with here. Thursday will be the first day we start to see some temperature moderation meaning we should be less cold…although likely not close to normal yet. Friday will feature partly to mostly sunny skies, and finally a push to normal and event slightly above normal temps.Wind really pick up for Saturday. We have plenty of sun to start but will see clouds build ahead of our next system’s arrival. Expect south winds at 20-40 mph through the day Saturday. Rain and thunderstorms develop Saturday night and that continues through Sunday mid to late morning. We expect 100% coverage of rains from half to 1.5” Some of the rain can be heavy, although we think that it will take a line of thunderstorms to put you into the upper half of the range. The map at right shows 24 hour rain totals from Saturday night through Sunday night. We should see some clearing by late Sunday afternoon.Monday and Tuesday of next week will be cooler than the weekend, but still should be able to be termed “seasonal”. We expect partly to mostly sunny skies for those days. Clouds start to increase overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday.Kicking off the extended 11-16 day forecast period Wednesday afternoon, we have rain arriving and continuing through Thursday. Rain totals will end up at .25”-.75” over 90% of the state. These rains are relatively gentle, but just last a little longer than some of our recent systems. We follow up the system with a colder day for next Friday, and some lake snow potential up in the far northern part of the state. We should see a mix of clouds and sun elsewhere. Another significant warm up kicks off for Saturday the 16th, and with strong south winds, we expect another strong storm to come through shortly thereafter. Rains start Saturday night and precipitation goes through Sunday. AT this point we will leave open the potential for a changeover to snow in this storm. Some models say yes, but trend shows that the cold air over the past few events has waited for the strongest part of the system to pass before moving in. Either way, we are projecting liquid equivalent precipitation at anywhere from .3”-1.1” and coverage at 90%. It turns significantly colder again behind that system for the Monday and Tuesday, the 18th and 19th. In that cold air mass, we can’t rule out a little bit of flurry activity.