Warning for Irish holidaymakers as heatwave returns to Europe

first_imgThe Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has issued advice to Irish holidaymakers travelling to Northern Europe this week as temperatures soar to 40 degrees.Record-breaking temperatures have hit Northern France while parts of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands are also feeling the heat.Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA, said, “Our members are advising holidaymakers staying in affected areas to stay hydrated throughout their stay and to avoid direct sunlight during the hottest periods of the day. We are encouraging all travellers to follow the advice of the local authorities which are implementing measures to tackle the extreme heat.” European destinations have introduced air-conditioned rooms, water mists, temporary fountains and other measures to tackle the hot temperatures.The ITAA always recommends that holidaymakers check the Department of Foreign Affairs’ website www.dfa.ie for further information before travelling and to download the TravelWise app, which is designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas.Warning for Irish holidaymakers as heatwave returns to Europe was last modified: July 24th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

Future 49ers in the national championship? Here are five

first_imgIf you’re a 49ers fan still desperate for football in the Bay after season’s end, college football’s national championship comes to Levi’s Stadium on Monday. If advance scouting is your thing, too, there may even be future 49ers on the field.Here are five players on Alabama and Clemson to keep an eye on as college football season ends and draft season begins.Clelin Ferrell, Clemson DE, No. 99The redshirt junior will either be the second or third edge rusher taken in the draft. He’s atop the …last_img

Gomez De Liaño impresses Odom

first_imgMOST READ It took just one practice session for Juan Gomez de Liaño to create quite an impression on former Los Angeles Lakers standout Lamar Odom.“This kid can play and is good,” said Odom of the UP star, who showcased his shooting and playmaking skills in Mighty Sports’ first practice session.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts PLAY LIST 02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss 2019 Batang Pinoy set for fine weather Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The team, which will also parade former Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee and Chinese league veteran Randolph Morris, is gearing up for the Dubai International Basketball Championship set Feb. 1 to 9.“First practice was OK; I like that guys were excited, lots of laughs. They were practicing well,” said coach Charles Tiu, the younger brother of retired Rain or Shine star Chris Tiu. “Juan looked very good. I was also impressed with his decision-making. His overall game, including his shooting, was great.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Two held for TMC leader Nirmal Kundus murder

first_imgKolkata: Two persons have been arrested for the murder of Trinamool leader Nirmal Kundu, who was shot dead in Nimta on Tuesday evening. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to visit his family on Thursday.On Tuesday night, police detained a person identified as Suman Kundu, who admitted that he hired a contract killer to murder Nirmal. After interrogating him, cops nabbed the contract killer Sujoy Das from Uttarpara. According to sources, Suman was a Trinamool worker in Nimta. He joined the BJP a few months ago before the Lok Sabha elections. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe police said Suman had some personal and political rivalry with Nirmal. On Wednesday, it found from a CCTV footage that Nirmal was having a chat with some local residents when two persons on a bike fired two shots at him and fled. After observing the footage, cops were sure that an expert shooter was involved in the crime as the youth in CCTV footage was seen using a small firearm and he shot the TMC leader on a speeding bike. During preliminary investigation, the police came to know about the rivalry between Nirmal and Suman. During questioning, Suman confessed to crime and said he had hired Sujoy, who belonged to Burwan in Murshidabad. Cops found his mobile number and tracked him down from Uttarpara by using his phone location. Police claimed that they were not sure about the motive behind the murder but Trinamool leadership claimed that he was being threatened and targeted by the BJP as he was an active Trinamool member. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateNirmal was actively involved in poll-related work in Birati and Nimta areas. He was known to all and confronted the BJP in his area. “We have arrested two persons in connection with Nirmal’s murder. A few more persons might be involved in the incident. A search is on to nab them. A single-shoter and three rounds of bullet have been seized from the contract killer. To ensure that the bullet was fired from the seized firearm, ballistic test will be done,” said Ananda Roy, Deputy Commissioner (DC), Zone II of Barracakpore Police. MP from Dum Dum constituency Saugata Roy, said: “The BJP was targeting Nirmal as he was an active worker of Trinamool.”last_img read more