Child Seat Inspection Clinic and Bicycle Safety Rodeo At Washington Square Mall

first_imgIn partnership with the Automotive Safety Program, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will operate a free Child Seat Inspection Clinic this Thursday from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in support of Child Passenger Safety Week. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office bicycle patrol will also be on hand to answer questions about bicycle safety.Children of any age are invited to bring their bicycles to the northwest corner of the parking lot at Washington Square Mall where our bicycle deputies will set up a safety course. Children who bring a bicycle and particpate in the course will receive a free bicycle helmet courtesy of Deaconess Health System.The child seat inspection station will operate on Thursday, September 21, 2017 betwen 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm at Washington Square Mall. Child Passenger Safety Technicians from the Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to inspect your car seat for proper installation.Child Passenger Safety Week promotes the importance of proper child seat safety, by raising awareness through a national and statewide ad campaign. Child Passenger Safety Week is an annual event and takes place this year between September 17-23.“Using a child seat correctly can save a child’s life. Our office is pleased to partner with the Automotive Safety Program and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute in order to show parents how to properly install and use a child safety seat and explain when it is time to transition to a new car seat or seat belt,” said Sheriff Dave Wedding.Indiana traffic crash data shows that in 2016, 218 children in Indiana under the age of 13 were seriously injured, and 10 children died, while unrestrained in an automobile accident. A 2015 NHTSA National Survey of the Use of Booster Seats shows 37.4 percent of children ages 4 to 7 in the United States were not being properly restrained.Free child seat inspection stations are offered across the state and available throughout the year. The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office provides free inspections on an appointment basis. For more information, please visit our website by clicking here.For a complete list of child seat inspection stations across the state, broken down by county, please click here.To learn more about choosing the right car seat, including an easy-to-use car seat finder tool, please click here.For more information on Indiana’s child passenger seat law, please click here. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Friendly Summer Projects

first_imgHot summer days are perfect for home projects. But be careful not to damage theenvironment.”Summer is a great time to enjoy Georgia’s abundant natural resources,” said Wayne McLaurin, an Extension Service horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “Butremember, one person’s carelessness can cause environmental problems for all of us.”Using bug repellents, applying lawn or garden chemicals, changing the oil in your caror disposing of garbage all pose an environmental risk.”When using insecticides, always read the labels carefully. And followdirections,” McLaurin said. “Using too much could cause damage, while using toolittle could be ineffective and require additional applications.”Even products labeled as natural or safe for the environment are still chemicals. Usethem with caution. Check product labels for the proper way to dispose of empty containers.If you change the oil in a car, lawn mower, boat or other engines, collect and disposeof it properly.”It’s illegal to dump oil on the ground or driveway,” McLaurin said.”Just a little bit of oil can contaminate a lot of water. One quart of oil cancontaminate thousands of gallons of water.”Most service stations and some auto parts stores now accept used motor oil forrecycling.Open burning is against the law most places in Georgia unless you have a permit. Ifyou’re planning on clearing brush, try to find a place to pile it and allow it todecompose naturally.”Brush piles are sites for wildlife to seek cover and use for homes. Organicmatter is too valuable to take up landfill space,” McLaurin said.Don’t clean your yard by washing everything down the storm drain. Storm drains emptydirectly into a body of water. And everything that goes into them ends up in the water.”Remember, street flooding often is caused by construction materials, branches andso forth clogging the drains,” McLaurin said. “Plus, plants and wildlife can beharmed by paints, fertilizers, pesticides and oil washed down the drain.”To learn more on safely handling pesticides and other tips on protecting theenvironment, contact your county Extension Service office.last_img read more

Bourda Street under rehabilitation

first_imgThe Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has embarked on a new project to rehabilitate Bourda Street, which has been in an execrable state for quite some time. As such, while some vendors believe that this is a good initiative, the views of others differ.Some of the works being undertaken at Bourda StreetThe works are being done in collaboration with the Public Infrastructure Ministry.A vendor, who requested to be anonymous, revealed that due to the works being done, there has been a significant reduction of customers in that particular area as they cannot access the street. In the past days, business has been ‘slow’ and sometimes, the produce is not being sold so she incurs a loss. She believes that they should’ve been advised not to sell in the area until the rehabilitation of the street is completed.Meanwhile, a number of other merchandisers expressed their satisfaction with the new asphalt street and stalls; and have given their full cooperation until this project is completed.This, they said, will be an improvement and the market will see more customers and sales in the future, as the appearance of the area will be much better than it was before. They also think that the infestation of rodents will also be eradicated.“Excellent. I believe they’re doing an excellent job and they need to continue what they’re doing. There will be new stalls and they will be doing it in concrete so we won’t be having rats and these things no more,” Alfred Mack related.For now, the entrances to the stalls have been moved to the western pavement and vendors were asked not to use their current stalls after these works are completed.Vendors were told by M&CC Town Clerk Royston King, that new stalls will be constructed as per the M&CC’s specifications, as it relates to the dimension of each stall.As a result, taxes will also be increased on the upgraded stalls, to improve the services and facilities such as water, lightS and security being offered.last_img read more

Manchester City boss Pellegrini concerned over Silva injury

first_imgManchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has been left to sweat over the severity of David Silva’s injury, revealing he’s unsure about the player’s condition.The midfielder was hit by Cheikhou Kouyate’s swinging elbow in his side’s 2-0 victory over West Ham United.The Spaniard was stricken for nearly ten minutes before being stretchered from the field and there were fears about the player’s state as he was sent to hospital.But his Chilean manager has admitted he hopes he will be fine to feature in the rest of their campaign once he’s been checked over.“David went to the hospital as his cheek is swollen. At the moment we don’t know if it’s broken or not.“A broken bone can be a big injury but we hope he will be ok. At the start we didn’t think it was much but when the doctors said what had happened [we realised]. He also had a problem with his collarbone, although I think in that sense he is now ok.”last_img read more

FIFA World Cup 2018: Iago Aspas with a late goal as Spain hold Morocco…

first_imgAdvertisement Memorable Moments:-Read Also:-Boxing: Jean Pierre “JP” Augustin becomes free agentFIFA World Cup 2018 : Portugal fend off Iran to book their place in the Round of 16 KALININGRAD, RUSSIA – JUNE 25: Iago Aspas of Spain back heels in past Monir El Kajoui of Morocco to score his sides second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Spain and Morocco at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)AdvertisementIago Aspas scored an equalizer in stoppage time with VAR’s help as Spain manage an unconvincing draw against Morocco to top Group B at Kaliningrad.In Round of 16, Spain will face hosts Russia for a place in the Quarterfinals.A dreadful mix-up in the Spanish defence led to the first goal by Khalid Boutaib, Isco amending it 5 mins later from a pass by Andres Iniesta. But Spain looked wobbly in defence when pressed by a committed, aggressive Morocco side. Then, Youssef En-Nesyri looked to have won it for Herve Renard’s side when he powered in a clinical header in the 81st minute. But Aspas flicked in Dani Carvajal’s low cross to make it 2-2, with referee Ravshan Irmatov initially disallowing the goal calling it an offside before changing the decision courtesy to VAR. Nordin Amrabat was unlucky not to score in the 2nd half when his outside foot shot hit the bar and came back.last_img read more