Srinagar: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal on Wednesday was sent back to Kashmir from the Delhi airport and detained here under the Public Safety Act (PSA), officials said.Faesal, who was bound for Istanbul, was detained at the airport during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday, they said. His purpose of visiting turkey was not immediacy known, they said. The former bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir had floated a political outfit after resigning from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’After being detained at the Delhi airport, he was again detained under the PSA on his arrival in Srinagar, the officials said. Post the removal of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, provided under Article 370, Faesal had said Kashmir is experiencing an “unprecedented” lockdown and its eight million population “incarcerated” like never before. He is among the last political leaders who have been placed under house arrest. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti were detained after the Centre revoked the special status and announced that the state be bifurcated into the territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Faesal is the president of the J&K Peoples Movement party. The Jammu and Kashmir authorities last week airlifted a fresh batch of 20 “potential troublemakers” from Srinagar to Agra as a precautionary measure in the wake of constitutional changes made by the government. PTI
Sri Lanka and India enjoy strong diplomatic ties with the Sri Lankan government often keeping the Indian government updated on virtually every decision taken during and after the war against the LTTE.Meanwhile in the Indian parliament the DMK and AIADMK MPs were protesting against the government for “not making efforts” for a stronger resolution against Sri Lanka over the ethnic Tamils issue at the UNHRC yesterday. “By acting against Sri Lanka, India including Tamil Nadu will end up learning a harsh lesson. Sri Lanka should focus on a non Indian centric foreign policy,” he said. An NDTV report said that in the morning, as Chairman Hamid Ansari walked in, AIADMK Members, led by their leader V Maitreyan, rushed to the well and knelt down holding posters of slain LTTE chief Prabhakaran’s son, allegedly killed by the Sri Lankan army. They continued holding up posters and disrupting the house even as the Chairman tried to get some business done. The house was adjourned shortly after noon.When the Rajya Sabha resumed, Congress MP Renuka Choudhary was presiding over proceedings in the upper house. DMK MPs continued shouting slogans and disrupted Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid from making a statement.They also interrupted other members of the house from speaking. When Choudhary objected to the disruptions and called for order in the house, some MPs rushed to the dais the damaged the speaker’s mike. The house was adjourned for the day and will next meet on April 22. (Colombo Gazette) He also said that Sri Lanka should completely severe trading and tourism ties with Tamil Nadu in South India. The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a government ally, has called for a change in Sri Lanka’s foreign policy with India after the Indians voted against Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC).Government minister and leader of the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Champika Ranawaka said that the Sri Lankan government should look at strengthening economic policies with South American, African, and East Asian countries. CLICK HERE FOR AUDIO
“The FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] Food Price Index […] averaged 179.1 points in July, its highest value since January 2015, marking a 2.3 per cent increase from June 2017 and 10.2 per cent rise from its level a year earlier,” FAO said in a press statement. Firmer wheat and rice quotations have supported a rise in the FAO Cereal Price Index, which, up 5.1 percent in July, has been surging consistently over the past three months. “Wheat values rose the most in July, as continued hot and dry weather conditions hampered spring wheat crops in North America, while seasonal tightness pushed up rice prices,” FAO explained. “On the other hand, maize prices remained largely steady,” it added. At the same time, the FAO Dairy Price Index gained 3.6 per cent in July, in what the UN agriculture agency says was underpinned by stronger prices of butter, cheese and whole milk powder. “Tighter export availabilities pushed butter prices to a new high in July, widening further the spread between butter quotations and other dairy products,” the statement continued. Although the FAO Sugar Price Index rose by 5.2 per cent in July, it was the first monthly increase since the beginning of the year. “The strong appreciation of the Brazilian real was the main driver behind this rebound in sugar values. Despite the latest increase, sugar prices remain 26 per cent below the corresponding period last year,” FAO maintained. Meanwhile, the FAO Vegetable Oil Price Index fell 1.1 per cent from June to its lowest level since August 2016. “The July slide primarily reflected good production prospects for palm oil in Southeast Asia and weak global import demand,” according the statement. Finally, the UN agricultural agency pointed to a steady FAO Meat Price Index, concluding “an increase in international prices for bovine meat in July was offset by downward price movements in bovine, pig and poultry sectors.” The FAO Food Price Index is a monthly measure of trade-weighted, index tracking international market prices of five major food commodity groups.
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According to a report in China’s state-run news agency Xinhua, the country’s first unmanned mining train has been produced at a factory in central China’s Hunan Province. The train’s transmission system features new intelligent control technology, according to Huang Guoxing, Chief Engineer with Hunan Xiangtan Hauling Machine Plant, where the locomotive was manufactured. Huang added that other advanced technologies including computer control, wireless communication and a control area network – a method for enabling robust serial communication in industrial automation and automotive applications – were also integrated in the train.Jointly designed by Hunan Xiangtan Hauling Machine Plant and China Enfi Engineering Corp, it will first be put into use in a copper mine in east China’s Anhui province. Huang said the train would reduce energy costs by 30% in comparison with traditional mining locomotives. Also, the risks of human injury are eliminated as no drivers are needed for the vehicle during normal mining activities. With a haulage capacity of 20 t, the train is capable of self-diagnosis when it breaks down and relaying these messages to a control centre.
Wayne Rooney stated his intention to finish his playing career in the United States, while ruling out a loan move back to the Premier LeagueThe 33-year-old striker signed for DC United in June and helped lift them from bottom spot in the MLS Eastern Conference to the playoffs.While the DC’s campaign came to an end after a playoff semi-final defeat to Columbus Crew on penalties, Rooney’s form has won him a lot of praise.Rumours have been circulating that the Manchester United great is eyeing a short-term loan move to England in January.But, speaking to the media at Wembley ahead of his farewell England game, Rooney insists his plans remain unchanged.“It will be my last game,” said Rooney, according to Sky Sports.Daniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“My form has been good in the States and if I got called up because of that then it would be a different situation, but this will be my last game.“I made the decision to go to the States and as you well know when I make a decision I tend to stick with it.“It’s important to me that I give my full commitment to DC United.“I’ve seen talk about a loan move back here but I’m not prepared to do that.”Rooney scored 12 goals and provided six assists in 21 appearances for DC this season.The England and US game at Wembley will begin at 21:00 (CET) on Thursday.
GUWAHATI: The Japanese Encephalitis death toll in Assam since the beginning of this month rose to 110 with nine more casualties being reported in the last three days, according to a National Health Mission (NHM) bulletin here on Tuesday. The nine Japanese Encephalitis (JE) deaths were reported from Goalpara, Sonitpur, Barpeta, Dhubri, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar districts. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us Goalpara district reported three deaths, Sonitpur two, while Barpeta, Dhubri, Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar district reported one death each, the bulletin said. The nine persons who died of JE were admitted to different hospitals in the six districts. The number of Japanese Encephalitis positive cases in the state since the beginning of this month climbed to 477 with 38 new cases being registered in the last three days, the bulletin added.
Close Priyanka Gandhi makes political plunge; will it save congress? Shashi Tharoor is back with a another complex word for the netizensShashi TharoorCongress leader Shashi Tharoor said on Monday he is willing to become the leader of the Congress party in the Lok Sabha. Tharoor threw his hat in the ring after media reports bandied out his name among the probables. It’s clear that Cngress will have a new leader in the Lok Sabha as Rahul Gandhi is determined to resign from Congress leadership.Even if Rahul were to continue as Congress chief, it’s unlikely that he would assume the Congress parliamentary party chief’s post as the NDA dispensation will not give him the position of Opposition Leader. In the 16th Lok Sabha, Rahul passed on the floor leader’s post to Mallikarjun Kharge after it was clear that he won’t be the Opposition leader with only 44 MPs.Straws in the wind indicate that the Congress leadership is more likely than not to appoint a leader from Kerala as the parliamentary party head. Congress, which faced another rout nationally, has 15 MPs from Kerala. The MPs in contention for the top post are K Muralidharan, Kodikunnil Suresh and Shashi Tharoor.Tharoor is obviously the right candidate for the Opposition leader’s post. But in the Congress party, he will be sidelined. In the absence of Rahul Gandhi to lead the Opposition, the party and the wider Opposition need a highly articulate and resourceful leader. Tharoor fits the bill more than any other leader in the current crop of MPs elected to parliament. President of the Indian National Congress Party Rahul Gandhi (R) talks with Congress party’s national general secretary Ashok Gehlot (L) and party memeber Motilal Vora (C) at the All India Congress Committee offices where Gandhi met the Congress Working Committee in New Delhi on August 4, 2018. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty ImagesBut will he get the post? Despite being the most widely known Congress leader after Rahul Gandhi, Tharoor is not in the Congress Working Committee (CWC). Tharoor is not an insider in a party whose colourful history is filled with sycophantic characters from the kitchen cabinets.In Kerala, from where he won three Lok Sabha elections consecutively, he walks in a lone furrow. He is not part of the two dominant factions in the Kerala party. There were reports that the local party organisation wasn’t actively campaigning for him in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. Tharoor himself is reported to have voiced his concerns about sabotage attempts. If Rahul scoots the scene as he is wont, the Congress is more likely to go for family loyalists. Tharoor won’t fit in that grand scheme of things. In the 16th Lok Sabha, Rahul Gandhi chose old loyalist Mallikarjun Kharge who, incidentally, lost by a wide margin this time.Congress leadership has historically preferred the so-called light weights in key positions whenever the family tree couldn’t dispense the right leader at a certain time. The choice of Manmohan Singh as prime minister in 2014 was a case in point. Another was the choice of K Rosaiah as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh after the death of YS Rajashekjhara Reddy in 2009. That decision ultimately led to the party’s decimation in the state. Congress’s history is replete with such instances. It will be a marked shift from the practice if Tharoor makes it to the parliamentary party’s leadership. But the ageing apparatchiks in the party’s inner circles will definitely take a stand against his elevation. For fear of losing their own relevance, they would convince Rahul and Sonia Gandhi that the Gandhi family’s relevance will be overshadowed by Tharoor.It remains to be seen if Rahul will once again fall victim to the guiles of the old guard. In the current scheme of things what the broader Opposition in the Lok Sabha needs is an articulate and fearless campaigner against the government which has come back to power with an imposing majority.
Bangladeshi students sing the national anthem as they take part in a protest over recent traffic accidents that killed two students in Dhaka, on 4 August 2018. – ReutersThe recent attacks on unarmed students by political workers and the police in Bangladesh are an alarming development that warrants independent investigation, writes Scroll.in.The Indian news site called it ‘organic demonstrations’ that “grew into a peaceful civil disobedience movement, bringing the Bangladesh capital to a halt and spreading to other parts of the country.”After the protests continued for a week, alleged cadres of the ruling Awami League assaulted the unarmed protestors as well as journalists who were documenting the attacks, said a Scroll.in article referring to Human Rights Watch.The protests followed the death of two students on 29 July when a speeding bus ran them over in Dhaka city. The young student protesters demanded road safety.In the article ‘Bangladesh has damaged its democratic credentials with the latest crackdown’, Scroll.in said the crackdown on the protestors lasted for days and left hundreds injured.“The ruling Awami League maintains that Bangladesh is a democracy, and that the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-Jamaat coalition and self-seeking members of civil society are to blame for the protests, which were aimed at destabilising the government and, by extension, the country,” the article mentioned.It went on to say: “A further difference between a democracy and an autocracy is that, in a democracy, any claims – even those made by the government – must be supported by evidence to keep the public’s trust.“In an autocracy, however, government claims are projected as the only accepted truth, and claims contrary to that are deemed lies regardless of the overwhelming evidence.”The article written by Ikhtisad Ahmed also reads: “The Bangladesh government has dealt with the protesting students who wanted road safety in the same way as all other dissidents.”Scroll.in pointed out that just a few months ago, in April and May, demonstrations by university students that the government reform quotas in government jobs, saw the Awami League promise an outright abolishment only to renege on its word, and retaliate against the students with violence.“Some people have defended the government action against the protestors,” Scroll.in wrote, adding that the truth is that the school students who took to the streets inconvenienced the Bangladeshi elite, whom even the government dares not inconvenience..“The patronage and silence of the elite allows the government to rule with an iron fist, and the government’s patronage and silence allows the elite to increase their economic privileges,” it said. “The government attempted to justify the violence using its well-worn strategy of labelling dissenters ‘anti-state’.”The Indian news site also mentioned that it is becoming clear that Bangladesh’s ruling and elite classes are becoming increasingly unpopular among its citizens.The article quoted a few lines from the autobiography of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: “The leaders were thereby creating an atmosphere of terror so that nobody would dare criticise the government. The government was assuming that hired goons could stifle people’s demands. That such measures have never succeeded, and would not succeed in this case did not seem to have occurred to them.”The full text of the article is here:
By Kathleen Nayne, The Associated PressGov. Gavin Newsom signed into law July 3 a bill making California the first state to ban workplace and school discrimination against Black people for wearing hairstyles such as braids, twists and locks.The law by Democratic Sen. Holly Mitchell of Los Angeles, a Black woman who wears her hair in locks, makes California the first state to explicitly say that those hairstyles are associated with race and therefore protected against discrimination in the workplace and in schools.Elicia Drayton, left, braids the hair of Shereen Africa at Exquisite U hair salon in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, July 3, 2019. California is the first state to ban job and school discrimination against people for wearing natural hair styles such as braids. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, signed the legislation Wednesday. (AP photo/Kathleen Ronayne)“We are changing the course of history, hopefully, across this country by acknowledging that what has been defined as professional hair styles and attire in the work place has historically been based on a Euro-centric model — based on straight hair,” Mitchell said.Stephanie Hunter-Ray, who works at a makeup counter, says she typically wears her hair braided or in an afro, but one day she showed up to work with it straightened and styled in a bob. Her manager told Hunter-Ray her hair had never looked so normal.“It bothered me,” Hunter-Ray said in an interview at the hair salon she owns in Sacramento that specializes in natural hair styles. “What do you mean by ‘normal?’ Your normal is not my normal. My normal is my ‘fro or my braids.”Alikah Hatchett-Fall, who runs Sacred Crowns Salon in Sacramento, said she’s had Black men come into her salon asking to have their hair cut off because they can’t find jobs.The law, she said, “means that psychologically and mentally people can be at ease and be able to get the jobs they want, keep the jobs they want, and get promoted at the jobs they want.”California’s new law, which takes effect Jan. 1, is significant because federal courts have historically held that hair is a characteristic that can be changed, meaning there’s no basis for discrimination complaints based on hairstyle. The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to hear the case of an Alabama woman who said she didn’t get a job because she refused to change her hair.The issue burst into public view last December, when a Black high school wrestler in New Jersey was told by a referee that he had to cut off his dreadlocks if he wanted to compete. California’s Democratic governor said the video was a clear example of the discrimination Black Americans face.“His decision whether or not to lose an athletic competition or lose his identity came into, I think, stark terms for millions of Americans,” Newsom said before signing the bill alongside Mitchell and half a dozen advocates. “That is played out in workplaces, it’s played out in schools — not just athletic competitions and settings — every single day all across America in ways subtle and overt.”Though California is the first state with such a law, New York City earlier this year issued legal guidance banning discrimination against someone based on their hairstyle. The beauty company Dove is part of a coalition pushing for more hairstyle protections, and Mitchell said she hopes other states follow California.Mitchell’s bill adds language to the state’s discrimination laws to say that “race” also includes “traits historically associated with race,” including hair texture and protective hairstyles. It further defines protective hairstyles as braids, twists and locks.The term locks, or “locs,” is the preferred term to dreadlocks, which has a derogatory connotation.At Hunter-Ray’s studio, Exquisite U, on July 3, her stylists and customers reflected on the new law.Shereen Africa, who was having her hair re-braided by Elicia Drayton, said she used to work at a television station in Mississippi where a Black anchor quit after facing resistance to wearing her hair in locks. Africa said she did not wear her hair in braids at the job, even though she wasn’t on air, because the environment wasn’t supportive of it.“If I’m in a professional setting, I won’t wear my hair in certain ways,” she said.An anchor at a different Mississippi TV station made national news when she said she was fired after she stopped straightening her hair.“You want to go to work and feel free,” Drayton said. “You don’t want to have to feel like you have to put on a wig or you have to have your hair straight to please someone else.”
Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 5 min read March 3, 2014 The future of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) has been discussed and debated so much over the past two years that you might think that the door has already closed for entrepreneurs thinking about getting into the market. General Electric, Cisco, IBM and others, after all, have already rolled out strategies to colonize large segments of the market while nearly every venture firm has one or more well-funded IoT plays in their portfolios.And don’t forget Google, which bought Nest Labs for $3.2 billion.Fortunately, that’s not the case. Simply put, there are a lot more devices than people and most of them haven’t been linked up yet. In 2003, the world population was 6.1 billion people and 500 million connected devices, according to various estimates. By 2010, we had 6.9 billion people and 12.5 billion devices. By 2020, we will have 7.6 billion people and 50 billion devices. Put another way, the number of devices will rise from .08 to 6.55 per person.But to succeed, startups are ultimately going to have to make a very crucial decision: either emulate Apple or emulate Micron.Entrepreneurs need to either focus on building a somewhat vertically integrated “product” company that sells a complete service under its own brand to consumers and businesses, or focus on being an embedded background player providing services or technology for established brands.Related: Passwords You Swallow, Sharks That Tweet and 90-MPH CheeseburgersAt first blush, following the Apple track seems like the obvious choice. Apple is one of the most valuable companies in the world, wielding a market cap that has exceeded the value of ExxonMobil. Public utterances of its CEO and other execs are scrutinized like the Rosetta Stone. Chip companies, screen suppliers and software makers jostle for the company’s business.Nest and FitBit have done well by going down this path. One of the key attractions of the approach is that you control the customer experience and relationship, potentially leading to increased revenue per customer and recurring subscription opportunities. The most successful companies can additionally open up their platforms to third parties. You can imagine a successful home management company creating an app store.And Micron? When was the last time the authorized biography of CEO Mark Durcan topped the New York Times bestseller list for several straight weeks? Did you remember the comments on the live webcast when they unveiled their 512 megabyte SLC NAND chip? No? Missed that one?But when you look a little closer, relative anonymity becomes more attractive. Most technology companies over the past 20 years, in fact, have lived lives of relative obscurity. Demand for flash memory, one of Micron’s main products, is exploding while the number of manufacturers has consolidated. Micron was the one of top performing technology stocks in 2013, according to Yahoo.Many early IoT markets will likely revolve around integrating networking and intelligence into products without a lot of brand pizzazz: air handlers, cold storage units, warehouse light fixtures. Agriculture — already taking off as a market — is interested in how IoT technologies can help manage irrigation systems and pumps.The technology by its very nature will be embedded and embedded products don’t benefit from glossy advertising campaigns or word-of-mouth. Deals are won or lost through product specifications, field data and a company’s ability to integrate itself into a larger customer’s operations.Related: 8 Ways the ‘Internet of Things’ Will Impact Your Everyday LifeMost of the customers — large industrial conglomerates that have been around for decades — already have established relationships with manufacturers. A fast food chain isn’t going to switch oven suppliers because a new, untested entrant from Silicon Valley has come up with an internet-enabled one. They are going to wait until their trusted supplier integrates wireless. The opportunity to disrupt the supply chain is nil.Even many of the IoT companies producing services that will directly impact consumers will end up being sold like industrial products. Utilities, for instance, will likely be one of the biggest customers for smart thermostats: they will buy and install them for free as a way to control peak power. In these deals, there might be five million end-users but only one customer. Again, price, performance and technical specifications will be more important than brand or consumer cachet.The background route also plays into the strengths of startups. Developing a water dish that tells you when your dog needs a refill is easy. Developing a battery management system and networking stack for a subcutaneous insulin pump that the FCC will also allow patients to wear on airplanes is tough. Most manufacturers don’t have these capabilities in house, but most startups don’t have the channel relationships or technical understanding to build medical devices on their own. By concentrating on a horizontal, embedded technology stack, new companies can compete more effectively and expand the market and the same time.Ironically, Google’ success with Android has come because it has served as a somewhat even-handed background technology provider to handset makers. How it balances wider ambitions for the connected home with its acquisition of Nest will be closely scrutinized.Finally, there is the thorny problem of predicting demand. Are smart light bulbs going to be a hit or a flop? Will kids recoil against parental tracking devices? How many IoT products will get absorbed into smart phones? Ultimately, the consumer market, where the end-user product companies will play, will be far less predictable.Boring may not land you on the cover of Time, but in this case it’s the right move.Related: Start Preparing Your SEO for the ‘Internet of Things’ Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »
Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April 27, 2015 2 min read When Hungarian architecture professor Erno Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube 41 years ago, it took him well over a month to solve it. Pennsylvania high school student Collin Burns just solved the cube in 5.253 seconds.The 15-year-old aspiring theoretical physicist beat the previous world record for a traditional 3x3x3 cube by a hair, a mighty impressive one. The mop-topped speed demon was nearly a third of a second faster than the previous world champ, Mats Valk, who solved it in 5.55 seconds in 2013.Related: Arby’s Breaks the Record for Longest CommercialIn case you’re the fact-checking type, you might like to know that the new world record was set using a regulation, pre-scrambled cube at an official World Cube Association (WCA) competition at Central Bucks West High School in Doylestown, Penn. Burns, a ninth-grader and a resident of Warrington, Penn., hosted the event at the high school with a friend. He doesn’t attend the school himself, as he’s homeschooled, his mother, Lisa Burns, told Entrepreneur today.“He’s riding high,” Lisa Burns said, “fielding calls from friends and family in the cubing community and feeling really good. He has the North American record, but pushed forward for the world record and we’re really proud of him.”Related: 12 World Records You Can Break During Your Lunch Break (Infographic)A spokesperson for the WCA confirmed the new record over the weekend, so the victory is officially on the up-and-up. “To our best knowledge, it has been performed in an official competition, with all the rules being followed, even the scramble has been checked for its correctness,” the official told Mashable.To witness Burns’s moment of glory yourself, check out the video below. Warning: You might want to turn down your volume or cover your ears. Teenage shrieks of joy are loud. Very, very loud. For comparison, here’s a look at the record Burns one-upped:Sure, Burns and Valk are crazy-fast, but they’re still not as swift as this robot. The Lego rig solved the cube in just 3.253 seconds last year. Related: Meet Y Combinator’s Bold Whiz Kid Boss Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global
From left, Chantelle’s Florist staff Jackie O’Brien aged 63, Rhiannon Frost, aged 20 and Carol Barrett aged 53 (Image: Joe Burn) They weren’t alone in their opinions either, as Mark Ridley, aged 52, said: “We need more cameras in Milton. They do what they want, especially when they’re in a rush. “You want to catch them, you want cameras. There’s one up the road but it doesn’t see down here. We need one here.” Read MoreThieves steal defibrillator – and other Moorlands crimes police are investigating But others in the area felt cameras weren’t appropriate, and the council should think about putting in more crossings to protect youngsters and reduce speeds. Jackie O’Brien, aged 63, a who works at Chantelle’s Florist on Millrise Road said: “The humps do help. They’ve definitely helped but we need a crossing down here. It’s difficult to cross as people come flying round that bend and you can’t see them, it’s a bit of a blind spot. “There’s one by the Co-op but we need one here really. They come whizzing round the corner and lose control, that’s what used to happen, there’s been quite a lot of accidents. “There’s a grid outside as well and when they go over that it’s dead loud, you think, ‘oh my God someone’s crashed’, so they could sort that!” Read MorePolice close A500 as man ‘in distress’ spotted on bridge Kieran Evans has just recently moved to the area and feels signs could be the key. The 22-year-old said: “I think it’s good to stick to them, but I don’t think many people do. “We’re in a busy society now, where everybody wants to get around quickly. So think we they do need to be enforced a bit better. But I haven’t seen any police around here. “There’s not many signs. They could do with a few more just to make people aware. But just more visible signs so people know that it is an area for 20mph driving.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailFigures released by the Department for Transport reveal that sticking to a 20mph limit is too much for 87 per cent of drivers – but is that the case in North Staffordshire? Milton has had a 20mph zone covering 10 streets for two years after a series of accidents and near misses. Highways bosses cut the speed limit on Maunders Road and Millrise Road, where shops are based. Grandfather John Beardmore tries to get out and walk at least two miles a day – and he sees cars careering over speed bumps doing ‘at least 40mph’ most days, even at rush hour. Read MoreArmed police called to mass brawl as NINE men wielding bats, bricks and metal bars smash up cars and house in Stoke-on-Trent street “I stick to it,” said the 76-year-old as he delivered a letter on Millrise Road as children were picked up from a nearby school. People bomb up here sometimes, honestly. “There’s kids coming across the road, there’s a park over there. Even those bumps don’t slow them down. “You can see them come up this bump sometimes and they’re flirting up, especially at works time. Police search for missing woman John Beardmore feels people should stick to the speed limit but thinks drivers often don’t (Image: Joe Burn) “Now I’m an old codger, but I think all the estates ought to have 20mph zones. Where I live, there’s Dunsford Avenue and people fly down. I do think they’re a good idea. “I walk as much as I can. When I’ve got to drive, I stick right to it, and they’re tailgating you all along. That’s dangerous too.” Mr Beardmore admitted he has never seen a police officer or a temporary speed camera on Millrise Road. “They’re used to be a lady constable on my estate,” he added. “But they need to be out on weekends, especially Saturday afternoon because I bet you they’re doing 70mph, going past the crematorium. “The only time you see a police camera there is on an afternoon when it’s blocked up, so it’s impossible to do more than the speed limit.” Resident Jackie Harper shared similar views to Mr Beardmore. When asked if people stuck to the limit in the area she said: “They don’t it. I don’t think so. I’ve never seen a speed camera down here. The zones are a good idea in theory, but it’s making sure it happens isn’t it. Read More”We are devastated” – Town centre bar announces closure “There’s a lot of kids walk along here and it is so narrow. “They need police here and a speed camera so people get a fine, they’ll realise you get fined in that area so we need to slow down.” Driver named following fatal collision Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play. Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! 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Related posts:Hotels in Costa Rica expect high occupancy during Easter Holy Week Red Cross concerned about number of violent deaths in first few weeks of January Untapped destinations hope to attract visitors at Expotur Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders A restriction that prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José on specific days according to the last digit of a license plate will be suspended on Friday and will resume on Monday, April 21, Traffic Police said on Tuesday. That means that all drivers can access the city this Friday.This Friday, April 11, Costa Rica commemorates its national hero, Juan Santamaría, and Easter Holy Week follows. That prompted Traffic Police to launch special operations on the country’s main routes as a large number of vehicles likely will be leaving San José starting Thursday night.“We are trying to facilitate things for many families and groups of friends leaving the capital for traditional vacation destinations outside the Greater Metropolitan Area,” Traffic Police Director Germán Marín said.In that same spirit, the National Roadway Council on Tuesday said that government-run tolls will stop collecting from noon on Holy Thursday (April 17) and will resume on Saturday, April 19 at 6 a.m.Tolls will be free on the General Cañas Highway from San José to Alajuela, on the northern section of the Inter-American Highway in Guanacaste, at Florencio del Castillo Highway between the capital and Cartago, and at the Braulio Carrillo Highway connecting San José with the Caribbean province of Limón.Public Works and Transport Minister Pedro Castro said the ministry decided to suspend toll collection on those highways to facilitate travel to and from tourist destinations across the country.However, toll booths on Route 27, the main highway connecting San José to the Pacific province of Puntarenas, “will operate as normal,” Montserrat Courrau, a spokeswoman for Autopistas del Sol, the private contractor that administers the highway, said. Facebook Comments
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