By on December 26, 2019

first_imgThe final phase of the ICARUS road safety initiative will take place with the launch of the ” “Young Europe” movie at Century Cinema, Letterkenny tomorrow.ICARUS is an European Union Road Safety project initiated in 2008 and managed by the Italian police in partnership with the Department of Psychology at the University of Rome and the Traffic Police across 14 European countries.The initiative was funded by the European Union and consisted of four separate phases: * The establishment of a European network of national institutions focussing on road safety promotion.* The conduct of a survey among at least 1,000 youngsters in the age group 17 to 21 in each  of the 14 participating countries. From the survey data, the Dept of Psychology, University  of Rome, produced a risk profile for each country and an overall risk profile of the combined countries’ results.* The production of a training resource to address the issues raised in the survey and this was supplied to each participating country for their use.* The production by a professional production company of a movie based on the data but  written from a young persons perspective encouraging them to think about their behaviour and use of the roads. This movie was filmed across 4 of the participating countries, Italy, France, Slovenia and Ireland. Said a Garda spokesperson: “Part of the movie was filmed in Donegal over the months of March and April 2011 with the  co-operation of the students and staff at Letterkenny IT and featured several locations throughout the county promoting the scenic beauty of Donegal.“The film is now being shown for the first time, to an invited audience of local dignitaries and students and staff from LYIT, at the above venue. There will be a second showing for senior cycle students at local secondary schools at 1pm.“Chief Superintendent McIntyre and other members of An Garda Síochána who have been involved in the project since it’s inception will be present to answer any questions.”GARDAI BRING ROAD SAFETY MOVIE TO CENTURY CINEMAS was last modified: November 21st, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

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This far and no further

By on September 21, 2019

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed this week not to implement reform measures beyond those already agreed with Greece’s creditors.Speaking on Greek radio, the beleaguered PM warned hardline SYRIZA rebels that he would be forced to call early elections without a parliamentary majority, and proposed an emergency party congress could be held in early September.Tsipras faced a SYRIZA central committee session on Thursday, with many hardliners angry at acceptance of bailout terms more onerous than those voters rejected in the July 5 referendum.Under pressure from the lenders to go beyond the two packages of ‘prior actions’ already passed by the Greek parliament, Tsipras is faced with having to raise the retirement age and cut back on tax incentives for farmers.“I know well the framework of the deal we signed at the eurozone summit on July 12,” Tsipras told Sto Kokkino radio. “We will implement these commitments, irrespective of whether we agree with it or not. Nothing beyond that.”In a setback for his efforts to restore more economic stability, the Athens stock exchange is likely to stay closed for at least a week as Greek banks adapt their IT systems to enforce limits on trading.The ECB has given the go-ahead to reopen the exchange without restrictions for foreign investors, but with limitations for local investors to avoid further capital outflows.Meanwhile, the challenge of piecing together a third bailout deal became harder this week, with doubts emerging whether the International Monetary Fund will participate.At a two-hour meeting on Wednesday, the IMF’s board was told that Greece’s high debt levels and poor record of implementing reforms disqualify the country from receiving a third IMF bailout, according to a report in the Financial Times.As a result, while the IMF will participate in discussions over the bailout, the fund will not reach a final decision on whether to take part until Greece agrees to new reforms and eurozone countries agree to debt relief.This raises doubts over whether Athens and the lenders will be able to reach agreement by the proposed 20 August deadline – the date on which Greece is due to repay €3.5 billion to the European Central Bank.Sources: Reuters, Australian Financial Reviewlast_img read more

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