Toronto-area police are publishing the names of impaired drivers

first_img “Effective immediately, York Regional Police will name all of the drivers charged with impaired-related criminal driving offences, to further make impaired driving socially unacceptable and so that members of our community can assist with notifying police if these offenders choose to drive while under suspension.” A police force north of Toronto says consistently high numbers of impaired driving offences is prompting it to start publishing the names of all those charged.York regional police say the move comes towards the end of a year that’s seen the force lay down roughly 1,400 impaired-related charges so far.Police say five people have died as a result of alcohol or drug-impaired driving in the region this year. This past weekend alone, police say they laid 27 charges against 16 people, including a man who allegedly drove while his blood alcohol content was four times over the legal limit.Police say they hope publishing the names of those charged will curb what they describe as a “distressing trend.” The names of those facing charges will be shared on the force’s website every Monday.“It’s clear that something has to change,” Police Chief Eric Jolliffe said in a statement. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca See More Videos advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Windsor Police officers stop drivers on Ojibway Parkway near Windsor Raceway on Saturday August 14, 2010 during a RIDE program in Windsor, Ont.  Jason Kryk / Windsor Star We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Trending in Canada RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

Gardai had to tend to injured man while waiting for emergency services

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ WhatsApp A court has heard that Gardai had to tend to the injured at the scene of an alleged assault causing harm, while waiting for the emergency services to arrive.The incident happened at about six o’clock on Tuesday evening when a man and a woman were allegedly assaulted in Ballyshannon.Gardai were called to the scene and arrested a man who appeared in court in Donegal town yesterdayGarda Martin McCarron told the court he had responded to a report of a serious incident at 6pm on Station Road, Ballyshannon on Tuesday March 3.He said that two people were injured and he attended to their injuries while waiting for the arrival of the emergency services.One of the injured was taken to Sligo Regional Hospital.Garda McCarron arrested, charged and cautioned Jason McDonagh, Station Road, Ballyshannon in connection with the alleged assault at the scene.The 24 year-old defendant is charged with assault causing harm to Patrick Ward and Angela Ward.The defendant is denying the charges.When charged, he said; ‘I didn’t do nothing, he was coming at me, it was me or him”.Judge Kevin Kilrane remanded the defendant in custody and he’ll appear before Harristown Court on Friday for DPP directions. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleChampionship seeding in Tyrone rejectedNext articleLYIT is one step closer to gaining University status News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – March 5, 2015 center_img Twitter Facebook Gardai had to tend to injured man while waiting for emergency services Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

JLL doubles office footprint at 330 Madison Avenue

first_imgJLL CEO Christian Ulbrich and 330 Madison Avenue (Credit: JLL and Steel Institute of New York)JLL has doubled its New York office footprint at 330 Madison, six months after merging with HFF.The global brokerage will now take 165,000 square feet at the 39-story building from floors two to six, according to the New York Post.Asking rent in the building was close to $70 a square foot. The brokerage represented both its own interest and the landlord.The lease expansion follows JLL’s $1.8 billion merger with brokerage HFF last July.“We continue to live cramped and will embark on rebuilding the space,” Peter Riguardi, JLL’s chairman of the New York Tri-state region, told the Post.Late last year the 852,000-square-foot building was sold by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority to German insurance firm Munich Re in a deal that valued the 1960s-era building at close to $900 million.ADVERTISEMENTThe building was most recently redeveloped by Vornado in 2012 for $121 million. Vornado sold its 25 percent stake to ADIA last year for close to $1,000 a square foot. [NYP] — David Jeans This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

OEEC: Day 1 in pictures

first_imgOffshore Energy Exhibition and Conference (OEEC), held in the Amsterdam RAI on October 25 & 26, has officially opened doors to visitors.The two-day event, organized by Navingo, is already buzzing with visitors who are able to visit hundreds of exhibitors’ stands, as well as the extensive conference program.Worth noting, while the doors to visitors have opened on Tuesday, the official start of the event was marked on Monday night at the very first Offshore Energy Opening Gala Dinner.The dinner was an opportunity to present three inaugural Offshore Energy Awards; Offshore Energy Young Engineer Award; Offshore Energy Public Outreach Award; Best Innovation in Offshore Energy Award.OEEC is the only dedicated offshore energy event in the Netherlands focused on the complete offshore energy industry, from oil & gas to wind and marine energy.During the first day of OEEC on Tuesday, apart from the exhibition floor, and several technical sessions, the attendees will be able to enjoy the free-to-attend Industry Panel.To remind, you can tune in for on air talk show from Community Square starting today at 15:00 hrs CET.last_img read more

TMH-Alstom chosen for double-deck contract

first_imgRUSSIA: State railway RZD announced on December 8 that it had selected the TMH-Alstom joint venture of Alstom and Transmash Holding as its strategic partner for the supply of double-deck passenger carriages. Tenders had been called in March for the supply of 1 210 double-deck ‘hotel train’ vehicles, which RZD plans to operate between St Petersburg, Moscow and Sochi. Bids were received from Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transportation and Transtek. Alstom subsequently formed a joint venture with Transmash, in which the Russian firm has a 51% stake. RZD and TMH-Alstom will now begin negotiating the terms of the contract to supply the cars, which will be produced within Russia under a phased localisation programme.last_img read more

Vindication for Van Zyl as he returns to work at CSA

first_imgCorrie van Zyl is officially back at work at Cricket South Africa (CSA).The 58-year-old had controversially been suspended last October along with chief operating officer Naasei Appiah and commercial head Clive Eksteen for “dereliction of duties” related to unpaid player image right fees from last season’s Mzansi T20 Super League.CSA had labelled the move as “decisive action”, but the South African Cricketers’ Association (Saca) immediately hit back, claiming it was highly unlikely that Thabang Moroe, the now suspended CEO of the governing body, didn’t know about the lapse in the payment dates.ALSO READ: Cricket boss ‘hid truth about delay in players’ payment’In other words, some critics claimed Van Zyl was being made a scapegoat.Van Zyl had remained silent on the matter for the duration of the process.“While the details of the case remain confidential between the employee and employer, both parties are pleased that the case has now been concluded,” CSA said in a statement on Tuesday.However, it’s not yet known what position the former Free State and national seamer will hold.ALSO READ: Chaos reigns as Cricket SA suspend three top employeesVan Zyl had been installed as interim director of cricket before his suspension, but has since been replaced by Graeme Smith.He was previously the federation’s cricket manager with a specific focus on development pathways.“By mutual agreement, CSA will in due course announce Mr Van Zyl’s role in the organisation as part of the current re-alignment processes. As part of the renewal efforts currently taking place in the organisation, CSA looks forward to the resolution of all such outstanding matters,” said the governing body.For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.last_img read more

Houston Baptist’s Steenholdt Named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist senior forward Shanice Steenholdt has been named Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Honorable mention this week goes to senior center Porsha Roberts from Stephen F. Austin, sophomore guard Kassie Jones from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and sophomore guard Taylor Dorsey from Sam Houston State. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland women’s basketball sports information directors. Steenholdt led all players Saturday by recording season highs of 27 points and 16 rebounds in the program’s first win over UTEP, 87-77. UTEP reached the WNIT a season ago. Steenholdt recorded her fourth double-double, as she shot 77 percent from the floor. She also registered two blocks and a season-high four assists. This marks the second time the Roswell, N.M. native received player of the week honors as Steenholdt earned the honors after the first week of competition.center_img Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player.last_img read more

An intriguing but impractical tip about what inspires giving

first_imgAs the so-called Snowquester flakes fall outside my window here in Washington, DC, I thought I’d share a timely piece of research about storms.The wonderful team at Influence at Work this week covers a study with surprising findings about inspiring disaster relief donations.Apparently, people are more likely to donate to storm relief efforts if their name sounds similar to the name of the storm. I am not making this up: “People were more likely to donate if the initial of their first name matched the name given to the hurricane. For example, those whose names began with the letter R, such as Robert or Rosemary, were 260% more likely to donate to the Hurricane Rita relief appeal than those whose name didn’t begin with the letter R. A similar effect was noted after Hurricane Katrina with folks whose name starts with a K significantly more motivated to donate.”*In addition, says Influence, Adam Alter, a Professor of Marketing at NYU’s Stern Business School, suggests, “If people are more likely to donate to hurricane relief programs that share their initials, then the World Meteorological Organization which is responsible for naming hurricanes has the power to increase charitable giving simply by giving hurricanes more commonly occurring names.”Anyone have contacts at the WMO?This research reminds me of studies I read that people choose professions close to their names. There are apparently many dentists named Dennis.So maybe it’s impractical to start naming hurricanes John Smith, but in all seriousness there is a lesson here. As Influence points out, we always pay more attention to anything involving our name. You’ve experienced this in a noisy room where you’re tuning out conversation – until you hear your name mentioned. I think it’s therefore useful to test using people’s real names in fundraising appeals (better than Dear Valued Supporter) or naming initiatives or campaigns after common names or initials. It’s easier to try out than naming storms!(By the way, I donated to Katrina but not Rita relief so there you go.*)last_img read more

Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits – How to Create Your Own Donation Page

first_imgThe internet is not the only place where people get their news these days. It’s also where we connect with others, find entertainment, and research everything from how to fix a leaky faucet to how to get the best price on a cruise around the world. And, it’s where we bank and shop.Don’t Be Left Out of the Online CultureSince you know that your donors are doing all those things online, it only makes sense that you need to be there too with a donation website. You want to make it easy for donors to give you money, and since they are on the internet spending money already, that makes it the ideal place for them to make their charitable contributions.It isn’t difficult to set up a donation page, but there are a few things you should know. Network for Good offers two different products that feature donation sites—DonateNow and GiveCorps. Both allow you to set up a page where your donors can recognize your brand and choose the amount they want to give. But whether you use our products or not, here are the principles that you want to keep in mind when setting up your donation page.Your Donation Page Should Represent YouDonors want to know they are on a legitimate site, and your familiar branding will make them feel right at home. Design your page with the logo, colors and fonts that you use on your other promotions. Include familiar themes and any other images that people associate with your organization.Make Amounts VariableA popular technique in fundraising is to have preset giving amounts, and you should do that on your donation page, but be sure you also set it up so that donors can give any amount they choose. Some may not be able to give your recommended amount, but will be happy to contribute a little—and if you manage them well, with thanks and inclusion, even that small amount will make them feel like they are part of the solution, and lead to bigger donations in the future.The other reason for a variable amount is that you don’t want to limit the amount a donor can give. You never know when someone will be making a memorial gift, or other large contribution.Don’t Be ShyLet potential donors know exactly where to find the donation website. Put links on your main web pages and emails with “donate now” buttons. Put the URL in your printed materials too.Make online donations part of your call to action in talks that you give. Passing the hat will net a few bucks, but getting those same attendees to your donation site is likely to get a lot more. Let people know that you want them to go online and make donations—and make it easy for them to do so—and your donation page will become one of your best fundraising tools.Network for Good has a blog with more free information on how to be successful at nonprofit fundraising. We also have specialists available to discuss how we can help you get the most out of your fundraising efforts, so contact us today or call 1-888-284-7978 x1.last_img read more

A Familiar Face on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List

first_imgIn the 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30 list there was a familiar face on the list: Julie Carney from Gardens for Health International. Julie, and two other young women, co-founded Gardens for Health International in 2010 to promote agriculture as part of the solution to large-scale public health challenges. Since then, they’ve helped over 2,000 Rwandan families and partnered with 18 health centers to combat chronic childhood malnutrition. We’re a big fan of Julie and Gardens for Health because of the important, life-changing work they do. We’ve had the opportunity to get to know this organization and their mission because they are one of our DonateNow customers. We’re such big fans, we even wrote a case study about their success as stellar fundraisers. Congratulations Julie! And to the Gardens for Health team: keep up the good work! We can’t want to see what you accomplish this year.last_img read more