Local campaigns promote bicycle, motorcycle safety

first_img The Texas Department of Transportation announces their new safety campaign: ‘Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles.’ TxDOT launched the campaign as part of National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. A TxDOT press release stated crashes killed 501 and seriously injured another 2,101 motorcyclists in Texas last year. Previous articleClassic sounds on stage WednesdayNext articleAn evening of brass admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By admin – May 11, 2018 ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Twitter Pinterest Twitter 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School What: Ride of Silence.When: 7 p.m. Wednesday.Where: UTPB CEED Building, 1310 North FM 1788, Midland.More information: Call John Floyd at 432-681-7648. OC employee of the year always learning Texas Fried ChickenSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Local News Local campaigns promote bicycle, motorcycle safety May is both National Bike Month and National Motorcycle Safety Awareness month, and in recognition of that, two campaigns are promoting safety for all who share the road.This will be the 13th year the Ride of Silence takes place in the Permian Basin, an international event with the goal of remembering cyclists killed and educating cyclists and motorists of the responsibilities they carry when traveling.“It’s to let the motorists know that we are out there, that we have the rights to the road,” Ride of Silence Organizer John Floyd said. “It’s a shared responsibility; we can’t put all of the onus on motorists. We have to take care of ourselves.”Floyd said some of the ways both cyclists and motorists can be more careful on the road is by paying closer attention to the people around them and knowing the rules of the road. Cyclists have a right to ride in the lane and aren’t required to drive on the shoulder, and said motorists should get in the other lane to pass cyclists to make it safe for everyone.Visibility is also important for cyclists, Floyd said. Cyclists can become more visible for those around them by using flashing lights on their bikes and wearing bright colored clothing.“As cyclists, we have to do everything we can to be visible,” he said. “Let the folks around you know that’s what you’re going to do.”During the 14-mile ride, there will be a stop to honor two Midland cyclists: Camron Stotts and Michael Mestas, who were recently killed in late April after being hit by a truck. A third cyclist, Jason Haislip, was also hit and taken to the hospital with critical injuries. The driver of the truck, Ricardo Madera, was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault, and fleeing the scene of the crash.The ride will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the UTPB CEED Building at the southwest corner of the intersection of Highway 191 and FM 1788 in Midland. Floyd said anyone is able to participate, not just cycling enthusiasts, and is asking everyone interested in participating to arrive around 6:45 p.m.As part of National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, the Texas Department of Transportation is launching a new campaign called “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles,” urging drivers to watch carefully for motorcyclists.This campaign comes after crashes killed 501 and seriously injured another 2,101 motorcyclists in Texas last year.“Nobody wants to take a life in a crash or lose a loved one,” TxDOT Executive Director James Bass said in a statement. “Motorcycles are small, they’re hard to see, and it can be difficult to judge their speed and distance. That’s why it’s critical that drivers take extra precautions to look twice for motorcycles, especially at intersections.”Odessa saw its share of motorcycle crashes as well. Odessa Police Department Spokesman Steve LeSueur said 78 motorcycle crashes were reported in 2017, and five of them resulted in fatalities.Through the end of April this year, LeSueur said there have been 15 motorcycle crashes reported in Odessa, with one of them resulting in a fatality.A TxDOT news release stated there are several ways to ensure motorcyclists and drivers alike arrive safely to their destination:Look twice for motorcycles, especially at intersections.Always assume motorcycles are closer than they appear.Avoid turning in front of an oncoming motorcycle.Use turn signals and check blind spots before changing lanes.Avoid following a motorcycle too closely.Give motorcyclists a full lane.Obey posted speed limits.If You Go Home Local News Local campaigns promote bicycle, motorcycle safetylast_img read more

Eagles Surge By Tritons, 86-76

first_imgEagles Surge By Tritons, 86-76The University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball team used a second half offensive surge to defeat University of Missouri-St. Louis, 86-76, on Homecoming Saturday afternoon at the Physical Activities Center. USI watched its record rise to 16-9 overall and 8-7 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference, while UMSL went to 10-14, 4-11 GLVC.The Screaming Eagles grabbed an early 7-6 lead before the Tritons used a 9-1 run to post the largest margin of the opening half, 15-8. USI rallied to tie the score, 15-15, but was unable to push ahead as UMSL pulled into the lead and took a 33-32 advantage into halftime.USI got back on track offensively in the second half, beginning with a 5-0 run to take command, 37-33, and the lead for good. The Tritons closed the gap to one point, three more times before the Eagles re-extended the lead to a comfortable margin. USI would lead by as many as 12 points, 83-71, with 1:20 to play before settling for the 10-point, 86-76 victory.As a team, USI shot a blistering 69.6 percent from the field (16-23), 30 percent better than the first half, and 75 percent from beyond the arc (6-8), 35 percent better than the preceding 20 minutes.Leading the second half charge was junior forward T.J. Tisdell (Cape Girardeau, Missouri), who finished the game with a team-high 20 points. Tisdell, who scored 14 of the 20 points in the final half, was eight-of-10 from the field, six-of-six in the second half, and four-of-nine from the stripe.Junior guard Bobo Drummond (Peoria, Illinois) followed Tisdell in the scoring column with 17 points, hitting four bombs from long range, while freshman guard Alex Stein (Evansville, Indiana) dropped in 13 points. The final USI double-digit scorer was junior guard Jeril Taylor (Louisville, Kentucky), who had 11 points.The Eagles hit the road for their final road trip of the regular season next week when they travel to play the University of Illinois Springfield Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and McKendree University Saturday at 3 p.m.Following the final road swing of 2015-16, USI will host its regular season finale and Senior Day February 25 when Bellarmine University comes to visit the PAC for a 7:30 p.m. contest. The GLVC Tournament is set to begin February 28 with first games at campus sites. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Join us at the industry’s biggest awards

first_imgMake sure you book your place at the Baking Industry Awards now, to avoid disappointment. This year’s Brazilian carnival-themed event, hosted by TV presenter Richard Madeley, will be held on Wednesday 7 September at the Park Lane Hilton, London.The evening will include a drinks reception and three-course meal, after which the winners of the awards will be announced. An evening of entertainment will follow.The event is attended by key players from across the industry and offers a great opportunity to network and let your hair down. To book tickets, contact Elizabeth Ellis on 01293 846593 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Aigbogun Picks Utin, 20 Others for World Cup in Poland

first_imgThe announcement by Aigbogun comes less than 24 hours before the team tackles Austrian club, Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian city of Salzburg on Tuesday evening. The squad’s final pre-World Cup friendly will be against Red Bull Leipzig in Germany on Friday, with the delegation to fly out of Germany to Tychy on Sunday.The Flying Eagles, seven –time champions of the African continent, have finished as runners-up at the FIFA World Cup on two occasions – 1989 and 1995 – and took the bronze medals in the former Soviet Union 34 years ago.Nigeria’s last appearance at the FIFA U20 World Cup was in New Zealand four years ago, where Coach Manu Garba’s wards were eliminated in the Round of 16 by Germany in Christchurch.The Flying Eagles play Qatar, the United States of America and Ukraine in that order at the championship in Poland, with their first game against Qatar in Tychy on 24th May.Goalkeepers: Detan Ogundare (Kogi United); Olawale Oremade (Kwara United; Jonathan Zaccala (Triestina FC, Italy)Defenders: Valentine Ozornwafor (Enyimba FC); Aliu Salawudeen (Amuneke Academy); Igoh Ogbu (Rosenborg BK, Norway); Ikouwem Utin (Enyimba FC); Muhammad Rabiu (Plateau United); Jamil Muhammad (Kano Pillars)Midfielders: Nnamdi Ofoborh (AFC Bournemouth, England); Eletu Peter (Prince Kazeem FC); Ayotomiwa Dele-Bashiru (Manchester City, England); Kingsley Michael (AC Perugia, Italy); Effiom Maxwell (Enyimba FC); Aniekeme Okon (Akwa United); Collins Sor (Oasis FC)Forwards: Jerome Adams (Sogndal IL, Norway); Tijani Muhammed (FC Banik Ostrava, Czech Republic); Henry Offia (IK Sirius Uppsala, Sweden); Chinonso Emeka (Club Brookhouse, England); Success Makanjuola (Water FC)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Head Coach Paul Aigbogun has named Captain Ikouwem Utin, goalkeeper Olawale Oremade, midfielder Kingsley Michael and forward Henry Offia in his list of 21 players for this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals in Poland.Also included are defender Valentine Ozornwafor – named in the Team of the Tournament at the U20 AFCON finals in Niger Republic in February – and vivacious attacking midfielder Effiom Maxwell.Aigbogun spoke to the players over dinner at their Bad Goegging, Germany training camp on Monday where he unveiled the list.last_img read more