Cllr Patrick McGowanCllr Patrick McGowan has called for school and parents associations all over Donegal to write to the Dept of of transport, the Dept of Education and the Road Safety Authority to demand proper safety measures at all schools.He said all the safety measures implemented over recent years have been inconsistent and differ from one school to the next .“Schools on local roads and national primary roads are all treated differently with NP schools attracting large NRA funding in some cases while schools on local roads are left to local fund raising or local authorities to scrape up funding for sigage . “The types of signage and advance warning lights just add to confusion and are treated with complacency by most drivers wither parents dropping off or passing traffic .“The only safe consistent and affordable plan would be to have one national law governing outside all schools which can easily be monitored and enforced quite easily by the relavant authorities and will be common to everyone everywhere.”Cllr McGowan said he has received support in the past from senior engineers in Donegal County Council and national road safety officers but the transport depth and NRA have not agreed to give this plan serious consideration, instead chosen to continue to administrate over an inconsistent safety poliy which at best makes a lottery out of which parent and child has a safe environment in and around their school.“Taking this campaign onto the national stage will I believe put on the necessary pressure to have acceptial plan in place,” said Cllr McGowan. COUNCILLOR DEMANDS PROPER SAFETY MEASURES FOR ALL DONEGAL SCHOOLS was last modified: February 6th, 2016 by StephenShare 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) Tags:cllr patrick McGowandonegalschools
ANAHEIM – Reporters and would-be millionaires swarmed a mom-and-pop gift shop Wednesday where a winning $315 million lottery ticket was sold, then shifted to the Kaiser Permanente medical center in Garden Grove when they found out seven employees there shared the golden ticket. The “lucky seven,” as people have begun to call them, have asked to stay anonymous for now, said Kaiser spokeswoman Barbara Shipnuck. “People had stopped playing because nobody was winning,” said a secretary at the medical center who declined to identify herself. “Now they have.” It was the third-richest prize won with a single ticket in the history of lotteries in the United States. The numbers drawn Tuesday night were: 2-4-5-40-48 and mega number 7. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The ticket was bought at Rainbow Water, Juice, Flower & Gift. At the tiny sundries shop not far from Disneyland, Raquel Cordova was busy fielding interviews and selling more lottery tickets. The family will receive $1 million for selling the winning ticket. A couple of years ago, owners Guadalupe and Jose Cordova were considering selling the store but changed their minds, their daughter said. “My mom’s like ‘no, no, someday I’ll hit it big and I’ll be able to retire,” said Raquel, 20. Her mother was shaking after receiving the telephone call notifying her of the win, her daughter said. Guadalupe, 52, and Jose, 53, decided to take the day off and let their kids work, Raquel said. “Mom’s gonna take a long vacation … she’s here seven days a week, even on Sundays,” Raquel said. As for her father, “he’s too excited. He can’t work,” she said. Her sister, 18-year-old Mayra, also works at the store after school and her brother, Jose Jr., 29, used to man the counter when he was younger, Raquel said. Her parents are considering taking a vacation in Las Vegas but Raquel said she is holding out for Brazil.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!