Don’t Test Your Luck this St. Patrick’s Day: RAD and Local Businesses Remind You to Drive Sober

first_img Top of the News 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty15 things only girls who live life to the maximum understandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Normal To Date Your BFF’s Ex?HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Business News This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Rethinking Alcohol and Other Drugs (RAD) is partnering up with local businesses in the San Gabriel Valley on a Public Awareness Campaign to help prevent drunk driving and remind bar and restaurant patrons to plan ahead for a safe St. Patrick’s Day. The holiday is meant to celebrate Saint Patrick and the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. However, reports show that popular “bar holidays” like St. Patrick’s Day are among the most dangerous days for drunk and drugged driving deaths. In fact, drunk driving deaths and underage drinking increase around popular celebrations. Alcohol remains the second leading cause of death and disability in Los Angeles County, and is associated with over 54 acute and chronic health conditions. It is illegal in every state to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration of (BAC) of .08 or higher, yet:• Over 1 in 3 fatal collisions involve alcohol.• 1 person is killed in a drunk-driving crash every 52 minutes.• Alcohol-related emergency room visits increased by 82% between 2006-2013 in LA County.• 10,076 people were killed in crashes involving alcohol in 2014. 65% were the drunk drivers themselves.• Over 1 in 3 young adults (Ages 18-25) binge drink.• 1 in 5 child passenger deaths involve a drunk driver.• Almost 1 in 10 (8%) of drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes have one or more previous DUI convictions.• Men are more likely than women to be driving drunk in fatal crashes.• Drunk driving is more common at night: Half of all traffic fatalities at night (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.) involve drunk drivers.• Among drivers ages 18-34, 45% of fatalities involve a drunk driver with a BAC of .08 or higher.• Excessive alcohol consumption costs LA County $10.8 Billion every year (Roughly $1,000 per resident.)• Impaired-driving crashes cost the United States $49.8 Billion every year.• After alcohol, marijuana and prescription drugs are most commonly linked to drugged driving crashes.RAD and local businesses remind you to plan ahead for a safe St. Patrick’s Day with 5 simple steps:1. Talk about the risks of excessive alcohol use with your teens, friends and family.2. Only Drive Sober: Designate a non-drinking driver before any celebration, and encourage others to do the same.3. Take the Keys: Never let friends drive under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.4. Be a responsible host: Serve water and offer non-alcoholic beverages.5. Never provide alcohol or other drugs to minors: Keep alcohol away from minors and supervise.http://www.rad-sgv.org/blog/dont-test-your-luck-this-st-patricks-day-drive-soberParticipating businesses:PasadenaThe Blind DonkeyIxtapa?Barney’s BeaneryDog Haus BiergartenCabrera’s Mexican RestaurantKings Row Gastropub35erJerry’s Family BilliardsBowlmor PasadenaSetebelloSouth PasadenaThe Raymond RestaurantGus’ BBQCanoe HouseAi Japanese RestaurantBarkley RestaurantMike & Anne’sAro LatinGriffins Of Kinsale?AlhambraLimericks TavernPomonaCharacter Sports BarThe Burger HousePizza Beer and WingsO’Donovans PubMetro Ale HouseCovinaAZO VinoAlosta Brewing CompanyRomero Estate VineyardREV Winery and BreweryRude Dog Bar & GrillBread & BarleyCasa Moreno GrillBrew & Meatball CoCity Grill Public Safety Don’t Test Your Luck this St. Patrick’s Day: RAD and Local Businesses Remind You to Drive Sober From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 17, 2017 | 12:54 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a commentlast_img read more

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Significant increase in those with Covid-19 in hospital in Northwest

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 10, 2021 Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationscenter_img Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The head of the HSE says Ireland’s health system is under ‘increasing strain’.Paul Reid’s comments come as 1,421 people are now being treated in hospital for Covid-19, while 121 are in intensive care.There’s been a significant increase in those with Covid-19 in hospital in Donegal and the northwest.65 are in Letterkenny University Hospital, almost twice as many as the peak in April.Sligo University Hospital has 30 Positive cases.High infection rates among healthcare staff has raised concern that ICU surge capacity could be impacted, leaving doctors with tough ethical choices.Meanwhile it’s reported some hospital staff have been asked to conserve oxygen over an expected influx in admissions in the coming days.Professor Sam McConkey from the Royal College of Surgeons says the situation is worrying:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/VirusLead1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleGardai in Milford seize €15,000 of Amphetamine and cashNext articleMan charged following suspected cocaine discovery in Lifford News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Pinterest Significant increase in those with Covid-19 in hospital in Northwest WhatsApplast_img read more

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Scottish agents using ‘holiday let’ loophole to dodge tenancy legislation

first_imgHome » News » Scottish agents using ‘holiday let’ loophole to dodge tenancy legislation previous nextRegulation & LawScottish agents using ‘holiday let’ loophole to dodge tenancy legislationScottish landlords and letting agents have been targeted by campaigners who claim many are advertising traditional rental properties as ‘sham’ holiday lets.Nigel Lewis17th May 201901,260 Views Letting agents in Scotland are using a loophole to circumvent the country’s ‘indefinite’ rental contract length regulations, it has been claimed.Introduced in 2016 the law, which is similar to proposed regulations being considered for England, replaced short-hold tenancies with indefinite rental contracts in order to give tenants greater security and make it harder for landlords to evict tenants.But housing campaigners in Edinburgh, which is Scotland’s largest private rental market, say they have identified several letting agents and landlords who are advertising properties as ‘holiday flats’ in order to circumvent the rules.Living Rent, a local campaign group, says landlords are offering their properties as ‘holiday lets’ in order to avoid having to register as landlords and avoid the law on tenancy length.Holiday let loopholeIt claims the ‘holiday let’ loophole also enables letting agents to sidestep the legislation and means deposits do not have to be protected and properties are exempt from HMO licensing rules and has been holding protests outside several letting agents in the city. SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has promised to look into the loophole.“The new, better contracts were hard won by tenants up and down Scotland, demanding better rights and better protections from eviction,” says Emma McGillivray of Living Rent.She said the group, which recently featured on Scottish TV,  is now considering taking legal action against the landlords and letting agents involved.“We welcome the Scottish Government’s consultation on holiday lets, but if they are serious about protecting tenants, they need take action now close this loophole and drastically step up regulation and ensure tenants are safe,” says Megan Bishop, the author of Living Rent’s recent report into the Scottish rental market.Nicola Sturgeon Living Rent SNP tenancies Edinburgh May 17, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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